Inductive teaching by interacting with CDIO-projects

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The paper describes experience with the use of CDIO-project results in a traditional course, taught for both those students who will attend the relevant CDIO-project and those who will not. The classic course in concrete structures interact with the CDIO-project, both by using project results as a inductive starting point for the traditional teaching and by creating a basis for a CDIO-project, which runs parallel to the last part of the course. The use of such results as a starting point for the teaching allows the teacher to start with simple observations from tests and to build the general understanding of the assumptions and formulas on such observations, thus linking objective, simple observations to the classic theories. The use of the results improves both the students understanding and motivation and illustrates the clear link between the reality and the theories and formulas. This has also the added benefit that it proves to the students that their project results are valuable and useful, which again
increases motivation in the course and in the projects.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2011
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event7th International CDIO Conference - Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 20 Jun 201123 Jun 2011
Conference number: 7


Conference7th International CDIO Conference
LocationTechnical University of Denmark
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