KTH Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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On the 12 of March, some of the team members went to the KTH conference on pedagogy, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The conference started off with a talk by Johan Alvfors from SFS, discussing teaching and learning from a student perspective, with focus on student centered learning in the fore.

Personally I spent the second session listening and participating in a workshop with Mark Decker from University of Minnesota, who invited us to explore active learning through inquiries. The workshop was very inspiring and interesting, for example how the teacher’s role changes to become more of a facilitator in an active learning environment, and how to make the students reflect on their own learning.

From the MID4S team, one abstract (mine and Daniels) was submitted concerning our course DM2573 Sustainability and Media Technology: Seminars or Support Groups – Responding to students’ emotions in sustainability education. The abstract was submitted to a round table conversation and there were about 10 teachers present. I got several good perspectives and ideas to continue develop the abstract to a longer text. So stay tuned on that one.

Full schedule of the day and abstracts can be found on the conference page.

Personally I found the day inspiring and interesting, although I did not have any time but to listen to invited speakers and taking part of my own round table discussion. Hopefully, the next time, I can learn more from my fellow teachers at KTH.

//Elina

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