Professor Kristina Edström and Professor Jakob Kuttenkeuler
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Curriculum and Course Development – The CDIO Approach
Inspirational lectures for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Manufacturing & Design faculty
9.15 – 10.45 Introducing CDIO – the Idea, the Methodology and the Community
CDIO is explained from three perspectives. First of all, it is based on an idea regarding what students should learn and why. Then, it is a methodology for curriculum and course development. Finally, the CDIO Initiative comprises over 120 universities (see http://www.cdio.org) and is a dynamic community for engineering education reform.
10.45 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 13.30 The Teaching Trick – How to improve student learning without spending more time teaching
The key principle is that teachers should spend more of their time doing things that lead to high quality learning, and less time on such things that do not lead to learning. Concrete examples will be used to illustrate the principle, challenge old ways of thinking and question some taken-for-granted practices in education. The main focus here is on subject courses.
13.30 – 14.00 Break
14.00 – 15.45 Putting the learning back into project-based learning
As project-based learning activities are often assumed to be expensive and require high teaching effort, we discuss principles for making them cost-effective, sustainable and fun to teach. Much of this applies also to other kinds of courses. In particular, we illustrate the power of assessment to influence student learning. How can the complex professional skills of individual students be assessed in a group project setting?
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Kristina Edström (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Associate Professor in Engineering Education Development at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Kristina has a M.Sc. in Engineering from Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 1997 she leads and participates in educational development activities at KTH, in Sweden and internationally. She has been active in developing and disseminating CDIO since 2001, and serves on the international CDIO Council. She was also Director of Educational Development at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, 2012-2013. Over 700 participants have successfully taken the course Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (7.5 ECTS) customized for KTH faculty. Kristina was awarded the KTH Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Education in 2004 and elected lifetime honorary member of the KTH Student Union in 2009. In December 2017 Kristina will defend her PhD thesis with the preliminary title “Exploring the dual nature of engineering education – tensions between the disciplinary and the professional values”. From January 2018 she is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Engineering Education.
Jakob Kuttenkeuler (email@example.com) is Professor in Naval Architecture and has participated in the development of the CDIO model since the start in 2000. His main research interests are in high-speed craft design, fluid-structure interaction and lightweight solutions. He has developed the KTH Master program in Naval Architecture and teaches a range of topics ranging from propellers, hydromechanics, maneuvering, and ship design to sailing mechanics. He is responsible for the doctoral program in Vehicle and Maritime Engineering. Jakob Kuttenkeuler received the KTH Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Education in 2001.
DATE: Friday, 10 November 2017
TIME: As scheduled above
VENUE: Millstream Common Room
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
Tea/coffee will be available at 9h00 and again at breaks
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