Learning How to Learn Medical Signal Processing: a Case Study

Abeyratne, U. R. (2008) Learning How to Learn Medical Signal Processing: a Case Study. International Journal of Engineering Education, 24 6: 1084-1090.

Author Abeyratne, U. R.
Title Learning How to Learn Medical Signal Processing: a Case Study
Journal name International Journal of Engineering Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0949-149X
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 24
Issue 6
Start page 1084
End page 1090
Total pages 7
Editor Wald, M.S.
Place of publication Ireland, U.K.
Publisher Dublin Institute of Technology, Tempus Publications
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
740301 Higher education
090399 Biomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Abstract Elements of modern teaching and learning environments such as Active Collaborative Learning (ACL) and Project Based Learning PBL) are being widely adopted in universities as powerful teaching tools. By design, these tools require the actual immersion of students in learning activities. Furthermore, they emphasize the key responsibilities students have to assume towards their own education. While the majority of universities are taking efforts to train teachers to fulfill teachers' roles, it is rare to find universities where students are trained to fulfill theirs. In this paper we report our experience in designing a course on Biomedical Signal processing based on the concepts of action leaning in an ACL/PBL framework. In particular, we investigate the importance of formally educating our students on modern best practices of university education. Our results indicate the importance of such training and supports the hypothesis that training students on how to learn is an important, but often underemphasized phenomenon.
Keyword signal processing
learning to learn
Q-Index Code C1
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