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Puzzle-Based Learning for Engineering and Computer Science
April 2010 (vol. 43 no. 4)
pp. 20-28
Nickolas Falkner, University of Adelaide
Raja Sooriamurthi, Carnegie Mellon University
Zbigniew Michalewicz, University of Adelaide
To attract, motivate, and retain students and increase their mathematical awareness and problem-solving skills, universities are introducing courses or seminars that explore puzzle-based learning. We introduce and define this learning approach with a sample syllabus and course material, describe course variations, and highlight early student feedback.

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Index Terms:
Puzzle-based learning, Engineering and computer science
Citation:
Nickolas Falkner, Raja Sooriamurthi, Zbigniew Michalewicz, "Puzzle-Based Learning for Engineering and Computer Science," Computer, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 20-28, April 2010, doi:10.1109/MC.2010.113
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