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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2020, 3(12); doi: 10.25236/FER.2020.031216.

Practicing and improving undergraduate tutorial system in civil engineering major of NUAA


Lifang Zhang1,*, Jin Wu1, Ye Cheng1

Corresponding Author:
Lifang Zhang

1 Department of Civil and Airport Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211106, China
*Corresponding Author


The undergraduate tutorial system is one of the main ways to achieve full staff education and brings much beneficial to the students. Undergraduate tutorial system can help students attend innovative and scientific training and make students not limited to textbooks, enable them to expand knowledge, increase awareness, enhance their brain flexibility, meticulous thinking, and rigorous research. There are also many problems in practicing the undergraduate tutorial system and may result in ‘no contact’ and ‘no effect’. This paper introduces nine years’ practicing and improving undergraduate tutorial system in civil engineering of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The first intervention time and method was adjusted. The work content and students’ assignments were established. After continuous improvement the students’ satisfaction has improved. It shows that the clear orientation, well-defined assignments and cross grade group building can help to promote the efficiency of undergraduate tutorial system.


undergraduate tutorial system, continuous improvement, clear orientation, well-defined assignments

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Lifang Zhang, Jin Wu, Ye Cheng. Practicing and improving undergraduate tutorial system in civil engineering major of NUAA. Frontiers in Educational Research (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 12: 135-139. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2020.031216.


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