Vol 38 No. 4






Section I

Special Issue

Variation and Prospects of PBL in Engineering Education


Guest Editors

Xiangyun Du – Qatar University and Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark

Juebei Chen – Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark

Aida Guerra – Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark

Anette Kolmos – Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark



Ahmad Ibrahim

Guest Editorial

Juebei Chen, Aida Guerra, Xiangyun Du and Anette Kolmos

Trends in Using Student-Centred Approaches in Mathematics and its Connection with Science, Technology, and Engineering

Drobnič Vidic

Repeated Use of Adaptive Comparative Judgment to Develop Student Understanding of Artificial Intelligence in Problem Based Learning Assignments

Lisa Bosman, Aasakiran Madamanchi, Scott Bartholomew and Vetria Byrd

Collaborative Graphic Simulation Experience Through Project-Based Learning to Develop Spatial Abilities

Vicente López-Chao, Jose Luis Saorín, Jorge De La Torre-Cantero and Dámari Melián-Díaz

*From Initiators to Free-Riders: Exploring the Spectrum of Female Engineering Students’ Functional Roles in Project-Based Learning using Phenomenography

Juebei Chen, Jiabin Zhu and Tianyi Zheng

Variation of PBL in Higher Education Within Engineering, Science and Mathematics

Bettina Dahl and Annette Grunwald

Challenges Faced by Students in Adopting PBL in Environments of High Social Inequality: An Instructors’ Perspective From a Latin American Case

Carolina Rojas-Córdova, Moira Negrete-Ferna´ndez, Ariel Areyuna-Santiago, María Hilda Flores, Mariela Tapia and

Ariel Salazar-Araya

Engineering Teachers’ Professional Learning and Role Identity Change in An Intercultural (Study-Abroad) PBL Programme

Niels E. R. Lyngdorf, Youjin Ruan, Juebei Chen, Xiangyun Du and Anette Kolmos

A PBL-Based TRIZ Training Approach for Improving Inventive Competency of Engineers in Workplace

Wei Liu, Runhua Tan, Zibiao Li and Bojun Yang


Section II

Contributions in: Active Learning, STEM, Problem Solving, Gender, First Year Students,

Living Community, Diversity, PBL, Quality Assurance, Faculty Development, Assessment,

Prediction Model, Retention, Interdisciplinary, Extended Curriculum Program

Blended Learning, Electrical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering


An Analysis of an Instructional Development Workshop to Promote the Adoption of Active Learning in STEM:

Potential Implications for Faculty Developers

Laura J. Carroll, Cynthia J. Finelli, Michael J. Prince, Matthew C. Graham, Jenefer Husman, Madison E. Andrews and Maura Borrego

Characterizing Back-of-the-envelope Problem-solving in Engineering

Gabriel Murillo-Gonzalez and Eric W. Burkholder

Impact of Grade Penalty in First-Year Foundational Science Courses on Female Engineering Majors

Alysa Malespina and Chandralekha Singh

The Impact of a Living Community for Women Engineering Undergraduates

Siqing Wei, Kerry L. Meyers, Victoria Goodrich and Jazmin Jurkiewicz

Student Experiences with Problem-Based Learning: Findings from an Electrical Engineering Course Songxin Tan and Zixing Shen

Managing the Industrial Engineering Cooperative Program Process Using a Standardization Process Model

Emad Hashiem Abualsauod and Asem Majed Othman

Engineering Deans’ Perspectives on the Current State of Faculty Development Programs in Engineering Education Mark Huerta, Jeremi London and Ann Mckenna

 An Integrated Approach for Assessing Graduate Engineering Management Programs

Timothy G. Kotnour, John V. Farr and Catherine Vergopia

Practical Prediction of Overall Performance from Formative Assessment Results of Engineering Students Stephen O. Ekolu

Retaining Engineering Students: A Case Study at Aalborg University

Henrik Worm Routhe and Pia Bøgelund

Students’ Attitudes Toward Interdisciplinary Learning: A High-School Course on Solar Cells

Aharon Gero, Heba Essami, Ofer Danino and Lior Kornblum

Materials Selection by Competitive Analysis of Properties: A Laboratory PBL Experience in Materials Science and Engineering

José A. Pardo

Improving Student Preparedness to Study Engineering: A Case Study in South Africa

Arthur James Swart and Danri Delport

Continuous e-Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in a Multi-Agent Blended Learning System Salah Hammami

Guide for Authors