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Definition of Levels!

Basic

Teacher’s perspective:

Computer-based learning, Individual training and Facilitated open learning

The results indicates that even in the workshop based classes, teachers ought to experiment more often with computer-based learning, facilitated open learning and individual training but restrict lectures.

Students’ perspective:

Computer-based learning, Individual training and Mentoring consultancy

Mentoring consultancy had the highest success rate, followed by computer-based learning and individual training. Even though these methods were rarely used, they were experienced as highly successful, more motivating and interesting by the students.

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The courses ranged from the more traditional work shop subjects to the more theoretical (Technical English and Design and Verification of Mechanical Elements). There were twelve teachers involved, four from Denmark, two from Sweden, three from the UK, two from Switzerland and one from Catalonia. Class sizes ranged from 12 to 29. All results and furthermore conclusions drawn at Basic level refer to In search of Excellence – developed teaching to improve learning.

Conclusion and recomendation at Basic level
Increasing the use of traditional lectures (over 25%) decreased the chances of the achievement of course objectives
Increasing the use of computer-based learning increased the chances of the achievement of course objectives
Increasing the use of individual training increased the chances of the achievement of course objectives
 
1. Duration of lessons should at the least be 120, or even better 180 minutes to have time to use several teaching and learning methods. Feedback through dialogue with the students, and use their comments with which to adjust the teaching methods.
2. Facilitated open learning will enable the teacher to focus on the students with lower learning abilities. The stronger students were able to work independently, and they could even show a willingness to share their knowledge with fellow students.
3. Reduce lectures and limit practical skills development.
4. Use computer-based learning methods to increase students’ motivation. Access to computers for all students is crucial as computer based learning has shown to be one of the commonly used methods.