Designing university courses to promote lifelong learning
Author: Baveye, Philippe C.
Source: International Journal of Innovation and Learning, Volume 5, Number 4, 17 March 2008 , pp. 378-393(16)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:The traditional pedagogy of university courses encourages students to learn in ways that are unlike anything they will practice later during their career, within or especially outside academia. At that stage, most if not all of the learning is autonomous and self directed. In this context, this article presents a non traditional course format, meant to prepare students effectively for lifelong, self‐directed learning, and consisting of individual tutorials, learning contracts and formal lectures serving as scaffolds. The background and structure of the course are presented in detail. Several challenges associated with the approach are also addressed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Laboratory of Geoenvironmental Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Bradfield Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
Publication date: March 17, 2008
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