Mindset

It is a challenge for DTU's new students to figure out what is expected of them in their new role as students. Therefore we have created this mindset to show what the transition from pupil to student means at DTU.

DTU and PF’s common mindset…

From pupil to student

Background

It is a challenge for DTU’s new students to figure out what is expected of them in their new role as students. Until now, they have been pupils, going to school and doing their homework according to their teachers’ instructions. Now, they are going to be students at a university where they will—sometimes—be part of a class. They have to plan how to prepare for teaching activities, and generally take responsibility for their studies. This change of identity is not self-evident, and DTU is making a major effort to help students get off to a good start. This can make new students believe that they can expect the same service as in school. It is therefore important to make it clear what is expected of them and what it takes to be a student at DTU—in the first year of study and later on in the programme.

Objective

Based on a common mindset, the students are assisted in developing their identity as engineering students to ensure that they during the first year of study become prepared to meet the challenges of studying at DTU. The attitudes and expectations which all new students encounter at study start and during the first year of study are shared by everyone the students come into contact with at DTU

  • Vectors
  • Student counsellors
  • Lecturers
  • Tutors
  • Heads of studies
  • Administrative staff

To learn more about this, look here.

https://learninglab.dtu.dk/english/courses-og-workshops/education-for-teaching-assistants/mindset
30 MARCH 2020