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What works: Research-based handy tips and tricks for the curious professor – Part 1

Series Part 1: Introduction to ADF ways of working

This series explores different topics surrounding pedagogical development. Aalto Design Factory uses the principles of Design-based learning to provide a physical platform for passion-based learning, or problem-based learning (PBL).

Series Part 1: Introduction to ADF ways of working

This series explores different topics surrounding pedagogical development, and is based on the research done by the following authors:

Laakso, Miko; Clavert, Maria. Promoting Creativity and Design Thinking Skills among University Students. Aalto University Design Factory

– Taajamaa, V., Sjöman, H., Kirjavainen, S., Utriainen, T., Repokari, L., & Salakoski, T. (2013). Dancing with ambiguity design thinking in interdisciplinary engineering education. In Design Management Symposium (TIDMS), 2013 IEEE Tsinghua International (pp. 353-360). IEEE.

– Clavert, M. & Paloposki, T. 2015. Implementing Design-Based Learning in Teaching of Combustion and Gasification Technology. International Journal of Engineering Education, 31(4), 1021–1032.)

– Nordstrom, Katrina. Korpelainen, Päivi. Creativity and inspiration for problem-solving in engineering education. Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology and Aalto University Design Factory. Espoo, Finland

 

Aalto Design Factory uses the principles of Design-based learning to provide a physical platform for passion-based learning, or problem-based learning (PBL).

Passion-based learning is a student-centered approach. It is driven by the students’ motivation of wanting to learn about, create, or perform something together, with sustained student engagement throughout the student centeredlearning process. This then shifts the objective from possession of knowledge about a subject to a change process in which one becomes a professional in a field. There are several factors that affect the motivation and engagement needed to learn using the PBL method:

  • Environment
  • Group work
  • PBL activities
  • The role of the teacher

 

Series Part 2: The Environment

Series Part 3: Group work

Series Part 4: PBL Activities

Series Part 5: The role of the teacher

Series Part 6: Prototyping, failing, and learning

Series Part 7: The successful student and the role of university education

Series Part 8: Working in intercultural groups

Series part 9: Facilitated feedback sessions

Marcela AcostaWhat works: Research-based handy tips and tricks for the curious professor – Part 1
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