Cooperative learning at Telemark State University : the student's verdict
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Original versionConference paper. 3rd East-West Congress on Engineering Education. Gdynia, Poland, September 15-20, 1996.
The Engineering College of Høgskolen i Telemark has practiced cooperative learning since 1982. As seen from the college, this way of administering the students' work appears powerful. After briefly having described the "Telemark Model", the paper concludes by reporting positive academic feedback from the U.S.A. in addition to present the students' opinion about this way of conducting cooperative learning. It has been found that students at large find project work in groups timeconsuming but rewarding. Their positive attitude towards cooperative learnng becomes more clearly pronounced as they advance from freshmen to seniors and Graduates. The latters, who are seing the whole proeess retrospectively, are reported to find the process of a 3-year's cooperative learning program useful to their daily work.