Enhancing Motivation and Learning in Engineering Courses: A Challenge-Based Approach to Teaching Embedded Systems

José Lima, Milena Pinto, Felipe Martins, Martin Hering-Bertram, Paulo Gomes Costa

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Abstract

This paper addresses an approach to teaching embedded systems programming through a challenge-based competition involving robots. This pedagogical project distinguishes itself by incorporating international students from three international institutions through the Blended Intensive Program (BIP). The research findings indicate that this approach yields excellent results regarding student engagement and learning outcomes. The challenge-based program effectively promotes students' creative problem-solving abilities by combining theoretical instruction with hands-on experience in a competitive setting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 Latin American Robotics Symposium, 2023 Brazilian Symposium on Robotics, and 2023 Workshop of Robotics in Education, LARS/SBR/WRE 2023
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages701-706
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-1538-7
ISBN (Print)9798350315387
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2023

Keywords

  • BIP
  • embedded systems
  • robotics
  • project-based learning
  • control systems
  • signal processing
  • education

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