ERIC Number: EJ831802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
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.
Descriptors: Study Habits, Problem Solving, College Freshmen, Student Characteristics, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Influence of Technology, Cognitive Style, Learner Engagement, Student Problems, Barriers, Performance Factors
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Education Level: Higher Education
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