The Continuous Challenge in teaching Engineering to Studentsfrom a Society with no Tradition for Higher Education

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Abstract

The engineering programme in Arctic Technology from the Technical University of Denmark enrols students from Greenland and Denmark. Since the Greenlandic students underperformed and had a high drop-out rate, several initiatives have been initiated to help the weak Greenlandic students. The results are analysed, and it is clear that even though the initiatives have proved popular, they have not fundamentally solved the problems in giving a higher education to young people from a society with a weak tradition for education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop
Number of pages9
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event12th Active Learning in Engineering Education workshop - Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
Duration: 20 Jan 201422 Jan 2014
Conference number: 12
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Conference

Conference12th Active Learning in Engineering Education workshop
Number12
CountryBrazil
CityCaxias do Sul, RS
Period20/01/201422/01/2014
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Keywords

  • Cultural differences
  • Basic sciences
  • Retention
  • Adapted teaching

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Christensen, H. P. (2014). The Continuous Challenge in teaching Engineering to Studentsfrom a Society with no Tradition for Higher Education. In Proceedings of the 12th Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop