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Using the Student Diversity as a Strength in a Material Selection Course
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
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2014. 1- p.
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Engineering and Technology Materials Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106065OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106065DiVA: diva2:713338
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6th International Materials Education Symposium, University of Cambridge, 10-11 April 2014.
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The background of this study is to highlight the task for a university teacher to maintain a high academic standard with an increased number of students and the fact that students have a different pre-knowledge. In our case, this is having both mechanical engineering students and engineering design students in a 4th year university material selection course. Generally, those two groups tend to approach a material selection problem in different ways. To use this diversity as a strength, we try to integrate the different student groups with each other in order to make a material selection with different inputs. In addition, if the students can see their learning as a function of their activity during the course this can also motivate the students to learn from each other. Hence, our task as teachers is therefore to supply teaching/learning activities that are active and stimulating for the students.

 

Due to a large number of students, home assignments interconnected to the course objectives are to be solved in small groups. By working in small groups, the work is peer-controlled and therefore also increases the student influence of the learning process. A peer-controlled project at the end of the course is also introduced where the students are able to use their pre-knowledge from bachelor studies as well as the knowledge gained from the course. The aim is to maintain a high academic standard by having a student centred learning throughout the course as well as using the diversity as something positive. 

Available from: 2014-04-22 Created: 2014-04-22 Last updated: 2014-04-28

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