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Kangas, Jari; Rantanen, Elisa; Kettunen, Lauri – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
Most freshmen enter universities with high expectations and with good motivation, but too many are driven into performing instead of true learning. The issues are not only related to the challenge of comprehending the substance, social and other factors have an impact as well. All these multifaceted needs should be accounted for to facilitate…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Transitional Programs, Statistical Data, Longitudinal Studies
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Virkki-Hatakka, Terhi; Tuunila, Ritva; Nurkka, Niina – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
This paper reports on the systematic development of a teaching methodology for two chemical engineering courses. The aim was to improve the quality of teaching to achieve expected learning outcomes more effectively. The development was carried out over a period of several years based on an action research methodology with data systematically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering, Teaching Methods
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Lappalainen, P. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
The changes facing industries are necessitating a concomitant change in university curriculum. Before instigating a reform, however, education providers need to acquire an understanding of the most pertinent development needs essential for filling industrial competence gaps. The Language Centre at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Problem Based Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries