Developing Engineering Skills in Secondary Students Through STEM Project Based Learning

  1. Miguel Ángel Queiruga Dios 1
  2. Emilia López-Iñesta 2
  3. María Diez Ojeda 1
  4. María Consuelo Sáiz Manzanares 1
  5. José Benito Vázquez Dorrío 3
  1. 1 Universidad de Burgos

    Universidad de Burgos

    Burgos, España


  2. 2 Universitat de València

    Universitat de València

    Valencia, España


  3. 3 Universidade de Vigo

    Universidade de Vigo

    Vigo, España


The 11th International Conference on EUropean Transnational Educational: (ICEUTE 2020)
  1. Álvaro Herrero Cosío (ed. lit.)
  2. Carlos Cambra Baseca (ed. lit.)
  3. Daniel Urda Muñoz (ed. lit.)
  4. Javier Sedano Franco (ed. lit.)
  5. Héctor Quintián (ed. lit.)
  6. Emilio Santiago Corchado Rodríguez (ed. lit.)

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3-030-57798-8

Year of publication: 2021

Pages: 257-267

Congress: International Conference on EUropean Transnational Educational (ICEUTE) (11. 2020. Burgos)

Type: Conference paper


The development of 21st century skills allows the training of competent students prepared for work and social life. The improvement of these skills, necessary for engineering students and future engineers, can be favored with training in Secondary Education Stage. Specifically, the Project-Based Learning (PBL) methodology includes the performance of different activities that allow the acquisition of both conceptual and procedural skills. This article describes the relationship between the skills that high school students develop when they work with PBL and the competences (ABET engineering skills) they acquire. In addition, an objective evaluation of the learning outcomes of 129 Secondary students who carried out 34 projects is made and these results arerelated to the skills needed to achieve them.