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The BRSU race academy: A tutored peer-teaching learning approach

: Reith, Dirk; Haedecke, Tobias; Schulz, Elena; Langel, Lutz; Gemein, Lukas; Groß, Iris


Auer, Michael E.:
Interactive collaborative learning. Proceedings of the 19th ICL Conference 2016. Vol.2
Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 545)
ISBN: 978-3-319-50339-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-319-50340-0 (Online)
International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL) <19, 2016, Belfast>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer SCAI ()

Formula Student is known worldwide as a design contest for engineering students, in which they train technical skills and engineering thinking by developing and manufacturing a single-seated race car every year. The efficient transfer of highly specialized and professional knowledge about physics and manufacturing has to be ensured every year, as the members turn into alumni. This requires much more than only technical skills.
In this contribution, we want to present how the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences supports its Formula Student team in order to foster and exploit its great potentials with a systematic approach, under the supervision of its team faculty advisor. We show how senior students learn how to teach their fellow students in their highly specialized skills in a so called “Race Academy”. This aims at the evolution of teaching content, and the art of teaching itself, by systematically involving peers in the teaching process.