In 1972 Roskilde University (RUC) was established and soon RUC was setting new standards in educational principles by breaking with traditional university practice and embracing student involvement.
In its short history, Roskilde University has in many ways broken with traditional educational thinking and practice in Denmark. The basic teaching principles at Roskilde University are:
Inter-disciplinarity and problem-orientation.
The traditional division of study into narrow academic disciplines has been replaced by an inter-disciplinary approach to the identification and solving of problems. As in the university's research, students are encouraged to demonstrate the relevance of different theoretical perspectives to their chosen subject.
Students are trained to organise and write major project reports based on the results they have obtained during research and analysis.
Group work is the basic form of study throughout the whole programme. Through group work, students learn the meaning of cooperation and responsibility.
Close connection between research and teaching.
Research staff are assigned as tutors to the project groups. The teacher interacts with the group as advisor and discussion partner.
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