Learning Styles of Science and Engineering Students in Problem and Project Based Education

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Abstract

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University, Denmark, process skills are an integrated part of the curriculum objectives. During the first year programme, a special course in Collaboration, Learning and Project Management (CLP) is given to develop those skills. In order to develop students’ learning and the CLP-course, the Felder-Soloman Index of Learning Styles (ILS®) has been used in that course and data has been collected to investigate whether some learning style preferences are more conspicuous that others in a problem based learning environment. The results show, more pronounced than similar studies, that the first year engineering students at Aalborg University are considerable more active than reflective. This results leads to a discussion of whether reflection and conceptualization should be facilitated further in the curriculum to balance the students learning style and more importantly enhance critical thinking on the actions taken.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts
Number of pages8
PublisherBrill | Sense
Publication date2008
ISBN (Print)978-90-8790-571-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventSEFI 36th Annual Conference - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 2 Jul 20085 Jul 2008
Conference number: 36

Conference

ConferenceSEFI 36th Annual Conference
Number36
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period02/07/200805/07/2008

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