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Learning in student projects and morphological analysis of  Arctic particles.
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]



This master thesis is divided into two parts, one pedagogical and one engineering.

The purpose of the pedagogical part of this master thesis was to investigate how students

learn during projects. At the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, three larger

student projects occurred where the students themselves developed an probe that was

launched into the atmosphere. The supervisors of the projects wanted to find out how the

students learn during the project. The thesis includes in-depth interviews with current and

former university students. In order to compare and gain new perspectives on learning,

the study also included interviews with high school students to identify their

corresponding experiences of learning in their final projects in Swedish upper secondary

school. The result from this study shows that the students learn through participating in

activities, collaboration and communication. Giving the students responsibility, a mutual

goal and an important assignment makes them collaborate and learn from experience

through reflection.

The purpose of the engineering part of this master thesis was to investigate samples that

were collected during the Arctic Summer Cloud Ocean Study in the summer of 2008. The

samples were studied by using a scanning electron microscope. The results of the thesis

are consistent with former studies on samples collected in Arctic. The images from the

microscope showed microgels and how the gels assembled into larger particles, particles

which can play a crucial role in the formation of clouds.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 108 p.
Keyword [en]
Key words: CDIO, REXUS, learning in projects, experiential learning, ASCOS
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107391OAI: diva2:575723
Subject / course
Technology and Learning
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Engineering and of Education
Available from: 2012-12-11 Created: 2012-12-11 Last updated: 2013-03-20Bibliographically approved

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