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PJBL is a comprehensive approach to classroom teaching that is designed to engage students in the in

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PJBL is a comprehensive approach to classroom teaching that is designed to engage students in the investigation of authentic topic and issues (Gao et al., 2008). In response to the evolving nature of engineering and the development of technology, PJBL is increasingly practiced in institutions of higher learning. Examples include 4th year civil engineering design project with CDIO elements in Shantou University, China and an introductory project design in Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. However, the application of PJBL varies particularly between lectures, tutorial work and students’ self- directed learning, compared with the actual project learning. PJBL also exposes students to constructivist learning which Tam (2000) associated with multi-layer interaction between learners’ current knowledge, the social environment and the problem itself. Tam also noted that the constructivist learning process engages students with “good” problems and collaborative work. PJBL is resonant with this constructivist approach as it
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