Title: R&D with PBL in engineering education at HAMK Valkeakoski Unit

Authors: Mikko Ylitalo; Matti Jääskeläinen; Jussi Horelli; Matti Väänänen

Addresses: AutoMaint R&D Centre, HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Tietotie 1, 37630 Valkeakoski, Finland. ' AutoMaint R&D Centre, HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Tietotie 1, 37630 Valkeakoski, Finland. ' AutoMaint R&D Centre, HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Tietotie 1, 37630 Valkeakoski, Finland. ' Valkeakoski Unit, HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Tietotie 1, 37630 Valkeakoski, Finland

Abstract: The development from conventional teaching to a pedagogical model of problem-based learning at HAMK UAS Valkeakoski Unit has been systematic in the last few years. In practice, HAMK adds real business cases to the learning processes. The most proficient way to get involved in a PBL model is through authentic business cases. Several of the businesses' development needs are implemented as a part of individual teaching cases and the rest are solved in a separate R&D centre. For a student, this method means going deeper into the learning process.

Keywords: activators; problem-based learning; PBL; R&D; research and development; engineering education; HAMK University of Applied Sciences; Valkeakoski Unit; Finland; conventional teaching; pedagogical models; higher education; universities; learning processes; authentic cases; business cases; teaching cases; business development; AutoMaint; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; innovation; collaborative learning; technological issues; pedagogical issues; pedagogy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2012.047312

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2012 Vol.12 No.1, pp.85 - 94

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 06 Jun 2012 *

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