@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10008371,
	  title     = {Education for Sustainability Using PBL on an Engineering Course at the National University of Colombia},
	  author    = {Hernán G. Cortés-Mora and  José I. Péna-Reyes and  Alfonso Herrera-Jiménez},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This article describes the implementation experience
of Project-Based Learning (PBL) in an engineering course of the
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, with the aim of strengthening
student skills necessary for the exercise of their profession under
a sustainability framework. Firstly, we present a literature review
on the education for sustainability field, emphasizing the skills
and knowledge areas required for its development, as well as
the commitment of the Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad
Nacional de Colombia, and other engineering faculties of the country,
regarding education for sustainability. This article covers the general
aspects of the course, describes how students team were formed, and
how their experience was during the first semester of 2017. During
this period two groups of students decided to develop their course
project aiming to solve a problem regarding a Non-Governmental
Organization (NGO) that works with head-of-household mothers in
a low-income neighborhood in Bogota (Colombia). Subsequently, we
show how sustainability is involved in the course, how tools are
provided to students, and how activities are developed as to strengthen
their abilities, which allows them to incorporate sustainability in their
projects while also working on the methodology used to develop said
projects. Finally, we introduce the results obtained by the students
who sent the prototypes of their projects to the community they were
working on and the conclusions reached by them regarding the course
experience.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences},
	  volume    = {11},
	  number    = {12},
	  year      = {2017},
	  pages     = {2799 - 2806},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10008371},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/132},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 132, 2017},
	}