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Arena Global Resources: Experiences from the first Study Semester
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
2003 (English)In: Proceedings 2003 Utvecklingskonferensen 26 - 28 november i Gävle / [ed] Ingrid Järnefelt, Rådet för högre utbildning , 2003, 20-40 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Luleå University of Technology is implementing a new type of open programs called Arenas. An Arena is more interdisciplinary than a traditional program and allows a wider entrance and a wider exit. Key words that characterise the arena concept are: Knowledge construction, research connection, collaboration with the surrounding society and individual choice. During the first semester in the Arena global resources the student learning during is focused on a) the development of essential academic skills required for successful studies such as improving personal responsibility and selfassessment skills b) basic knowledge about global resources (scientific, technical, economic, political and legal aspects) c) orientation about available courses, university research and professions within the field of global resources in order for the students to design an individual curriculum. Examples of activities are: a three-day study trip, team-work activities, process writing with student reflection on their learning process. Many teachers are involved in the work with the first study semester and one of the aims with this project is that these teachers should work with an action research approach to improve the student learning. Experiences from the first semester showed that we were successful in creating a good study atmosphere - students that had other first hand choices stayed at the arena, good study results (95% passed the exams). We were less successful with providing the information the students needed to design their individual curriculum.

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Rådet för högre utbildning , 2003. 20-40 p.
Research subject
Applied Geology; Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35801Local ID: a79c9860-10f2-11dc-95f3-000ea68e967bISBN: 91-85027-20-0 (print)OAI: diva2:1009055
Utvecklingskonferensen för högre utbildning : 26/11/2003 - 28/11/2003
Godkänd; 2003; 20070602 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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