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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

COMPLEXITY IN DESIGN OF DIGITAL SYSTEMS: ACTIVE LEARNING WITH PUZZLES
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Author:Alejandra González <agonzalez@javeriana.edu.co> (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana- Bogotá)
Alejandro Forero (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana- Bogotá)
Juan Carlos Giraldo (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana- Bogotá)
Gloria Marciales (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana- Bogotá)
Maria del Mar Ruiz (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana- Bogotá)
José Luis Uribe (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana- Bogotá)
Francisco Viveros (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana- Bogotá)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054462
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054463

In engineering education, puzzle solving has been used long time ago to develop critical thinking skills. It has been proposed to use Jigsaw Puzzles in an undergraduate course of electrical engineering for two main purposes: (1) Introduce the concept of complex systems, and (2) Justify the need for a methodological approach in a course of Digital Systems Design. This activity has been carried out the first week of class and it was designed to be conducted in three progressive stages. In each stage, difficulty level increases.