New Educational Concept in Higher Education: Tutorials


The German philosopher Rudolf Steiner identified Self-learning and teaching students how to learn by themselves as a main concept in education in the last century (Steiner, 1953). Today, one of the consequences of the Covid Pandemic is also contributed to this idea and has changed our way of thinking. As a concrete example, the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany, has decided to replace regular campus courses with tutorials in bachelor and master studies. Instead of teaching three hours for 15 weeks for a bachelor or master course, the university offers the same course as a tutorial where students and professors come together in six three-hours meetings. The main reason behind this change is to improve the self-learning skills of the students in higher education. Students are expected to independently learn the topics through educational materials like online books or other learning tools provided by the university or from the library and also online learning platforms like YouTube, before the tutorials and discuss their questions with tutors in these tutorial hours. The aim of this study is to compare students learning behaviors between campus courses and this new type of tutorials. The students of Business Mathematics Course, two groups from regular studies (Winter Semester 2021 and Sommer Semester 2022) and two groups from tutorials (Sommer Semester 2022), joined a survey and through T-Test their learning methods will be analyzed and compared in this study. The study will finish in Fall 2022 and the results will be published in Winter 2022.

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Mehmet Evrim Altın, International University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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Conference: IICAH2023
Stream: Teaching and Learning

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Altın M. (2023) New Educational Concept in Higher Education: Tutorials ISSN: 2432-4604 – The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities – Hawaii 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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