Applying Problem-Based Learning to instruction of system dynamics and controls

Nuno Filipe, Amy Pritchett

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Problem-Based Learning is a pedagogy emphasizing student learning via solving authentic, difficult problems in teams. This paper describes the application of Problem-Based Learning in a large system dynamics and controls course for third-year undergraduate students in aerospace engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The pros and cons of applying Problem-Based Learning to the teaching of controls are reviewed. The course design and implementation are described. Student opinions and grades (in this course and subsequent courses) are analyzed. The paper concludes with a discussion of lessons learned and recommendations for the application of problem-based learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479932726
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2014Jun 6 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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