Experiences Teaching Norwegian Engineering Students from a Taiwanese Perspective
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OriginalversjonJian, H-L. (2011). Experiences Teaching Norwegian Engineering Students from a Taiwanese Perspective. International journal of engineering education, 27 (2), 447-457 http://www.ijee.ie/latestissues/Vol27-2/22_ijee2437ns.pdf
This paper presents the experiences and observations of a Taiwanese scholar teaching engineering students in Norway for one semester. Many important cultural differences were found both in terms of student behaviour and academic practices. This qualitative study focuses in particular on the teacher’s formal meeting with the students in the classroom, informal meetings with the students outside the classroom and examination practices. The observations presented here can give Eastern educators a better insight into the current educational situation in Northern Europe. Moreover, the observations can also be useful to North European educators as an observer’s view of current educational practices.