Study Strategies for Engineering Students at DTU

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    Abstract

    The study strategies of first year Master students are investigated at DTU fall 1999 - spring 2002. The results show that the students study less than their teachers expect. And they spend most time on activities not leading to deep understanding and engineering competencies. The students spend almost half of their study time on theoretical calculations and only little on authentic problems. They attend many lectures but read very little. This may be a reasonable response to the teaching and examination they encounter; but not with respect to learning. Changing the teaching structure at DTU has activated the students, but not significantly increased their independent studying.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Renaissance Engineer of Tomorrow : Proceedings of the 30th SEFI Annual Conference
    EditorsCladio Bori, Tor-Ulf Weck
    PublisherEdizioni Polistampa
    Publication date2002
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event30th SEFI Annual Conference: SEFIrenze 2002 - Firenze, Italy
    Duration: 8 Sep 200211 Sep 2002
    Conference number: 30

    Conference

    Conference30th SEFI Annual Conference
    Number30
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityFirenze
    Period08/09/200211/09/2002

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