A4 Conference proceedings

From Seminar Presentations to Inquiry-Based Learning - Developing an Advanced Electronics Course

Publication Details
Authors: Järvisalo Heikki, Naukkarinen Johanna, Korhonen Juhamatti, Silventoinen Pertti
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Title of parent publication: IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE)
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Active learning methods, such as inquiry-based learning, lead to better learning results than traditional methods, such as lecturing. An advanced electronics course in LUT University, Lappeenranta, Finland, was developed, and transitioned from traditional methods to inquiry-based active learning. Scientific articles were utilized in literature- and discussion-based inquiry, along with written tasks. Compared to earlier years, the students performed better in terms of grades. Furthermore, roughly half of the students felt their skills in writing, and interpreting scientific articles improved.

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