Learning by cases in food technology

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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the use of the method learning by cases for teaching food technology students at the technical university of Denmark (DTU) and to clarify if the method can be used to improve the motivation and make the students more active and thereby be more in control of their own learning process, to feel more secure and less frustrated.
The applying of the learning by cases method at the food technology course can make the students to learn in a significantly way, where they will be more actively involved in the learning process than previous. The work with real life cases with engineering topics, can develop the students knowledge and understanding, which gives the students a more conceptual understanding of engineering tasks, and can improve their skills to analyze and deal with complex situations and furthermore to be more confident with the course curriculum.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Active Learning in Engineering Education : Active Learning in Engineering Education workshop ALE 2012
Number of pages1
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication date2012
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-985272-7-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventThe 11th Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 20 Jun 201222 Jun 2012
Conference number: 11


ConferenceThe 11th Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop


  • Cases
  • Dialogue in class
  • Discussion-based learning
  • Learning by cases

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