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The modern Danish student: – A questionnaire of students’ attitudes to education, motives of choice of study and attitudes to teaching at a university

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The modern Danish student : – A questionnaire of students’ attitudes to education, motives of choice of study and attitudes to teaching at a university. / Lassesen, Berit.

EARLI Conference 28.8-1.9.2007, Developing potentials for learning. EARLI, University of Szeged, Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Arts, 2007.

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Lassesen, B 2007, The modern Danish student: – A questionnaire of students’ attitudes to education, motives of choice of study and attitudes to teaching at a university. in EARLI Conference 28.8-1.9.2007, Developing potentials for learning. EARLI, University of Szeged, Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Arts, Budapest, Hungary, 27/08/2007.

APA

Lassesen, B. (2007). The modern Danish student: – A questionnaire of students’ attitudes to education, motives of choice of study and attitudes to teaching at a university. In EARLI Conference 28.8-1.9.2007, Developing potentials for learning EARLI, University of Szeged, Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Arts.

CBE

Lassesen B. 2007. The modern Danish student: – A questionnaire of students’ attitudes to education, motives of choice of study and attitudes to teaching at a university. In EARLI Conference 28.8-1.9.2007, Developing potentials for learning. EARLI, University of Szeged, Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Arts.

MLA

Lassesen, Berit "The modern Danish student: – A questionnaire of students’ attitudes to education, motives of choice of study and attitudes to teaching at a university". EARLI Conference 28.8-1.9.2007, Developing potentials for learning. EARLI, University of Szeged, Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Arts. 2007.

Vancouver

Lassesen B. The modern Danish student: – A questionnaire of students’ attitudes to education, motives of choice of study and attitudes to teaching at a university. In EARLI Conference 28.8-1.9.2007, Developing potentials for learning. EARLI, University of Szeged, Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Arts. 2007

Author

Lassesen, Berit. / The modern Danish student : – A questionnaire of students’ attitudes to education, motives of choice of study and attitudes to teaching at a university. EARLI Conference 28.8-1.9.2007, Developing potentials for learning. EARLI, University of Szeged, Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Arts, 2007.

Bibtex

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