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ERIC Number: EJ831802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
The Pedantic 21st Century Freshman Engineering Student
Mina, Mani; Gerdes, Ryan M.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v31 n5 p509-516 Oct 2006
This paper reviews many of the observed characteristics and study habits of first-year students in Iowa State University's electrical engineering programme (Ames, Iowa, USA). The studying and problem-solving practices of the students are discussed to identify salient traits, strengths and weaknesses, and critical symptoms thereof, which can affect learning in technical fields, as well as life-long learning. The effects the Internet and the use of computer games have on student thinking and problem-solving approaches are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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