Learning to learn

Bernadette Pol

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    Effectiveness of students‘ learning in higher education can be enhanced by providing the proper learning context, especially at the beginning of the curriculum. In the ‚learning to learn‘ project described and evaluated in this paper the aim was to speed up the self-directed learning skills of first year students‘ by letting them work in the so called FAM-model (Freshmen, Apprentices, Master). The project was implemented in an Industrial Engineering course at a Dutch university. The project enjoyed high students‘ attendance despite not being compulsory. Both the success rate of examinations and the average number of study points obtained in the first year were improved, compared to previous years.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLearning at the crossroads of theory and practice: research on innovative learning practices
    EditorsP. van den Bossche, W.H. Gijselaers, R.G. Milter
    Place of PublicationDordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York
    Number of pages249
    ISBN (Print)978-94-007-2845-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Business Education and Training


    • METIS-289431
    • IR-83329


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