International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy
The classroom experience has evolved from traditional lecture, PowerPoint and whiteboards to a more active environment where students and instructors work together on hands-on activities to achieve the course objectives. Various names have been given to this pedagogy; experiential learning, project based learning (client based versus non-client based), active learning, and problem based learning are a handful of names used to describe this evolving pedagogy. The main challenge faced by educators in educating undergraduate students to be independent thinkers and problem solvers has been the driving force fueling the shift in pedagogy. This research looks into student’s perception on project based learning with client based and non-client based projects in terms of: the project as a learning device, contribution to research knowledge, motivation to learn, contribution to skills and personal benefits, and their effects on student evaluation of teaching and motivation to learn. From the study, both project types motivate students, but, the non-client based had a higher statistically significant mean than the client based projects.
International Association of Online Engineering
Active learning, Experiential learning, Project-based learning, Team projects
Appiah-Kubi, Philip, "Multivariate Analysis of Students Perception on Teaching with Client Based and Non-Client Based Team Projects" (2018). Engineering Management and Systems Faculty Publications. 5.