Active Teaching Methodologies Applied to Engineers at World-Class Universities


  • Luiz Gustavo Cordeiro Universidade do Norte do Paraná, UNOPAR
  • Claudia Picinin Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, UTFPR
  • Caroline Lievore Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, UTFPR
  • Renata Klafke Universidade Federal do Paraná, UFPR



The purpose of this study was to find active teaching techniques utilized in engineering programs during the previous five years in the literature in order to answer, “Which active teaching methodologies are used in engineering courses according to the literature?”. The Methodi Ordinatio was used to choose works in World-Class Universities (WCU) based on the Times Higher Education ranking for this purpose (THE).  The sample included 45 articles from the Scopus database. The following active methods were emphasized in the study: hybrid teaching, project-based learning, problem-based learning, collaborative teaching, inverted classroom, e-learning, gamification, learning by doing, communities of practice, role-playing, and classroom flexibility.


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