A Follow-up and Continuation of Discussions on Teaching and

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A Follow-up and Continuation of Discussions on Teaching and
A Follow-up and Continuation of
Discussions on Teaching and Learning
Today's seminar
o  ... a few reminders
o  … some information from LTH
o  ... what has been done since the seminar in June?
•  a summary of the discussions held
•  presentation of a methodology course for PhDstudents
o  ... a few words about rooms/facilities for GU-LTH
o  ... continued discussions
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16
Reminders
Course responsible should have …
•  ... handed in preferences on the schedule (spring 2015)
•  ... updated GRUB
and course responsible should
•  ... list and approve of courses offered the academic year
2015/2016 before September 26 (in LubasPP)
•  … hand in course plans on new courses
however
•  … course plans on existing courses can wait until January.
www.fysik.lu.se/intranat/utbildning/foer-laerare-paa-kurser-paa-lth/foer-kursansvariga-laerare
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16
GU-seminar October 28: Anders Jidesjö and
Magnus Oskarsson on the PISA-reports
Anders Jidesjö, teacher and researcher at University of
Linköping.
•  Background as High-school teacher of Mathematics and
Physics, PhD in Didactics of Science and Technology.
•  Works in several international research-projects concerning
student's knowledge of and interest in science and
technology.
Magnus Oskarsson, Senior lecturer in Didactics of Science at
Mittuniversitetet, campus Härnösand.
•  Project-leader for PISA in Sweden
•  Responsible for Science in TIMSS 2011
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16
PISA and TIMSS
PISA: Programme for International Student Assessment
Triennial international survey which aims to evaluate
education systems worldwide by testing the skills and
knowledge of 15-year-old students (http://www.oecd.org/
pisa/home/)
TIMSS: Trends in International Mathematics and Science
The study has for the past 20 years measured trends in
mathematics and science achievement at the fourth and
eighth grades. (http://timssandpirls.bc.edu)
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16
Information from LTH
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... less money for GU in 2015
... payment for courses ≥ 12 students?
... bachelor's thesis mandatory???
… Examiners are given Degree-project course (LTH)
starting 3rd or 8th of October.
•  … 1162 new students have arrived at LTH!
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16
Problems/challenges identified
Students without
interest/knowledge in
Physics
Who owns the
question? LTH?
Physics?
Interaction w other
Departments
Courses/instructions for
supervisors/teachers
Assessment – fair
and comparable
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16
Why write?
Objectives of
learning?
Suggestions from the seminar in June (to
be) implemented
1. 
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Course for PhD-students on
how to instruct and assess.
General instructions for
students on writing reports.
Progression in writing.
Checklist for students –
attached to lab-report.
Examples of "excellence".
o  All teachers in a course meet and
discuss.
o  Constructive frequent feedback.
o  Information retrieval and source
criticism.
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16
Do you have to reject
a report to make the
student read
feedback?
These questions and
suggestions
comprise a great
basis for a course
Students without
interest/knowledge in
Physics
What if a student
hands in "shit"?
Assessment – fair
and comparable
Bad language – a
reason to reject?
Courses/instructions for
supervisors/teachers
Same lab different
instructions/
objectives?
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16
Who owns the
question? LTH?
Physics?
Interaction w other
Departments
Lab comprising too
much – bad quality?
Why write?
Objectives of
learning?
Aims with the course – PhD-student
perspective
•  … learn about how different teaching methods affect learning
•  … knowledge about relevant research areas within educational science
•  … knowledge about assessment and feedback on oral and written
reports
•  … practice on how to handle, i e give and take, criticism
•  … knowledge about administrative work connected to labexercises here
•  … learn how to perform/develop risk assessments of lab exercises
•  … receive new perspectives on teaching through a real project
connected to own teaching
•  … be encouraged to continue pedagogical development
•  … suggest changes in teaching to strengthen the student's learning
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16
More about the course
•  Preliminary first start: January 2015.
•  Mandatory for all PhD-students who wish to teach.
•  Approximate group size: 20 people
•  Comprises lectures, workshops and a project linked to
current teaching.
•  Corresponds to 3 hp (ECTS), i e two weeks of fulltime
work.
Course responsible: Tomas Brage and Elisabeth Nilsson.
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16
More attractive learning environment
•  "New" localities?
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16
GU-kontakter
Per-Erik
Bengtsson
Tomas
Brage
Lars
Engström
Dan
Hessman
Charlotta
Nilsson
Stacey
Sörensen
Sven
Åberg
Torsten
Åkesson
"Mötesplats Rydberg" / Fysiska institutionen / Elisabeth Nilsson / 2014-09-16