Choosing challenges in challenge-based courses

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Challenge-based learning (CBL) is increasingly on the higher education agenda. In many universities of technology in the Netherlands, CBL is being implemented in engineering education programmes to prepare students to work on authentic, complex, societal challenges, provided by partners from outside of the university. Making societal impact is an important driver the introduction of CBL, however, on a more pedagogical level, little is known about the motivational aspects of student learning in these challenge-based transdisciplinary courses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings SEFI 48th Annual Conference
Subtitle of host publicationEngaging Engineering Education Conference
EditorsJan van der Veen, Natascha van Hattem-Janssen, Hannu-Matti Järvinen, Tinne de Laet, Ineke ten Dam
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87352-020-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event48th SEFI Annual Conference (Online): Engaging Engineering Education - Online hosted by University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 20 Sep 202024 Sep 2020


Conference48th SEFI Annual Conference (Online)
Abbreviated titleSEFI 48th Annual Conference
OtherVirtual/online event due to COVID-19
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  • challenge-based learning
  • learning ecosystems
  • Motivation
  • Decision making
  • student-centred approach

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