CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION PEDAGOGY
Wednesday 16'th of March 2022
Similar to previous years, the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy organized by the Faculty of Science and Technology, TUK 2022, gives the opportunity to meetings, discussions and presentations of the pedagogical development and educational projects that take place at our faculty. The conference is centered around presentations and discussions with our colleages around various pedagogical projects, including your own if you wish to present your ideas. This provides an excellent forum for pitching new projects and ideas, or make contacts with future partners about educationally relevant issues.
Keynote speaker will be Dag Wedelin, Professor in Computer Science at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, who will give a presentation on "How can we develop our students' mathematical thinking?". Abstract: I will describe how we characterize mathematical thinking in terms of reasoning, modelling and problem solving, and highlight the importance of balancing our students' own thinking with the learning of new knowledge. At Chalmers we teach these topics in several courses, including a course in applied mathematical thinking early in one of our BSc programmes, and I will describe how these courses are designed. The courses significantly change the students' views on their own ability, and I will discuss some fundamental aspects of the teaching philosophy that may be applied more generally in course and programme design.
The conference is between 9:15-16:00 and it is followed directly after by the faculty pub. A short glimpse from the plenary program (see the entire program on the conference website in Studium or this snapshot picture):
Cecilia Johansson, vice-dean for education at the Faculty for Science and Technology, will open the conference.
Seidon Alsaody, Dept Mathematics, who received the Distinguished Teaching Award 2021, will talk about "Communication". Communication is a broad concept that enters into teaching and learning in many ways. With basis in my practical experience, I intend to draw attention to a few aspects of communication, reflect on their role in our daily practice, hopefully provoke a discussion, and argue why Homer Simpson was only partially right.
Sofie Van den Eynde, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, will present "Active learning spaces at the University of Groningen". The University of Groningen commits to active learning as a core didactical method in its educational vision. To support the implementation of active learning, there needs to be suitable, high-quality space for education. Therefore, the Faculty of Science and Engineering started a project to rebuild some of its classrooms to be active learning spaces. In practice, this means that we move from a classical teacher-centered setup with tables facing the blackboard, to a more flexible setup that allows for a variety of learning activities. We do this by using moveable furniture, whiteboards and screens. For each room, we developed a guide with educational scenarios to show the teachers what different configurations are possible. In this talk, I will introduce the project, give you an impression of these active learning spaces and how they are used by our teachers, and briefly introduce the educational research done in this project.
Anna Ivert and Frida Kasselstrand, UTN, will present "Educational tools from the students' perspective". Which parts of distance education in the spring of 2021 were most appreciated by the students? What tools do students want the university to bring into the future education? And what pitfalls do students want the university to avoid? These are three questions that we will try to give some clarity to based on the student union's survey from the spring and autumn semester of 2021. The focus will be on trying to portray how students' perspectives have changed between having only distance education compared to having education on campus.
The program for parallel sessions is here. Posters and prerecorded presentetions will be available on the conference page in Studium from March 11 for all who have registered for the conference. The discussions during the conference of prerecorded presentations assume that the participants have seen the films in advance.
We will round off the conference with the faculty pub Upptech (starting from 16) in the new Ångström building (mazemaps).
Deadline for registration with a submission is February 28 (NOTE - extended deadline). Specify if you want to contribute with a poster, prerecorded presentation or a live presentation. Based on that the government now has lifted the pandemic restrictions, TUK2022 will take place on campus, in the Auditorium Eva von Bahr, Ångström House 10 (find your way with mazemap).
You are welcome to spread the information using the official poster for the conference. The conference is organised by the Council for Educational Development at the Faculty for Science and Technology TUR. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Katarina Andreasen.
EARLIER TUK CONFERENCES
TUK 2021: Martha Clevenland-Innez on Blended learning
TUK 2020: Keri Facer on Rethinking education - cancelled due to pandemic
TUK 2019: Åsa Nilsonne on Pedagogy and emotions
TUK 2018: Kevin Anderson on Teaching climate change
TUK 2017: Arnold Pears on Subject education research
TUK 2016: Lars Ulriksen on Students' transition and integration
TUK 2015: Cynthia Finelli on Promoting institutional change