Train Students to Study Independently

  • Xie, Yong ;
  • Li, Ruheng ;
  • Ha, Jin-Cheol ;
  • Kim, Yun-Hae ;
  • Park, Se-Ho
  • Received : 2011.10.04
  • Accepted : 2012.09.10
  • Published : 2012.09.30


Independent study is a major ability of engineering students. In independent study training practice, we need to use different instructional strategies and responds to individual student needs and learning styles. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate a four-step student independent study training mode we applied to teaching the Biomedical Engineering students in Dali University, China. We developed this teaching mode to fulfill the goals of the first years' undergraduates training and improve the students learning skills. The four-step teaching mode includes both in-class and out-of-class activities. The emphasis is on how to train students to get information from the reading materials, understand the concept, develop critical thinking and eventually become independent learner.


independent study;engineering education;training mode


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