Student motivation in the first year of University: findings from the implementation of a PBL project for a real context

dc.contributor.authorFernandes, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorConde, Ana
dc.contributor.authorAbelha, Marta
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-13T14:53:17Z
dc.date.available2021-08-13T14:53:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-07
dc.description.abstractStudent motivation is a key dimension for first year students at University. Project-based Learning (PBL) is seen as an effective teaching and learning approach to enhance student motivation and engagement. This paper describes the results from the implementation of a PBL project that was developed for a real context –a non-profit social organization that works with children. The project included, for the first time, two curricular units from the field of Psychology and Education Sciences, integrated in the first year of the study plan of the Social Education degree programme at Portucalense University, Portugal. The paper describes, on the one hand, the objectives, planning and assessment of the PBL experience from a curricular and pedagogic point of view and, on the other hand, presents students’ perceptions about their PBL experience. Data collection was based on an online survey to students, at the start of the PBL project and after its conclusion, and a content analysis of the project reports of the groups. Findings reveal the importance of the development of the project for a real context andwith a specific target audience as the main issues that enhanced studentmotivation and engagement in the courses involved in the project. Working in teams, the opportunity to develop generic competences, the stronger link between theory and practice, student resilience, teacher support and continuous feedback are also mentioned as important features of PBL that impact student motivation in the first year of University.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationFernandes, S., Conde, A., & Abelha, M. (2021). Student motivation in the first year of University: findings from the implementation of a PBL project for a real context. In V. V.-B. Anabela C. Alves, Natascha van Hattum-Janssen, Rui M. Lima (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education; Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop; International Conference on Active Learning in Engineering Education. (PAEE/ALE'2021), Braga - Portugal, 07 -09 July 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5096981. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3638pt_PT
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5096981pt_PT
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/3638
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.rightsopen accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectActive learningpt_PT
dc.subjectProject-Based Learningpt_PT
dc.subjectAcademic motivationpt_PT
dc.subjectUniversity Studentspt_PT
dc.titleStudent motivation in the first year of University: findings from the implementation of a PBL project for a real contextpt_PT
dc.typeconferenceObjectpt_PT
degois.publication.firstPage301pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage309pt_PT
degois.publication.titleProceedings of the International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education; Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop; International Conference on Active Learning in Engineering Education. (PAEE/ALE'2021), Braga - Portugal, 07 -09 July 2021pt_PT
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