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Pedagogical Prizes Uppsala University 2010

The event was sadly rather poorly attended, eight people and six speakers, plus Pro-rektor Kerstin Salén. The videos of the speaches are available on the web. Gunnel Cederlöf Presentation on the history of development of knowledge and the challenges of internationalisation in our education. Interesting view of the benefits and challenges of cultural diversity for education in our times. Worth going to the web and listening to. Jakob Johansson Talked about goals and the learning map and pathways that are established in a course. The model presented is drawn from Stanford, USA and appears to be closely connected to and inspired by Biggs work on Constructive Alignment. Ingrid Arnesjö DiaNa, Dialog för Naturvetare: Diolog for Natural Scientists. The model is driven by a competency based approach to learning and developing skills and knowledge. Inspiration from the educational model of Alverno College in the USA. However, the Alverno model also seems to have its roots in

CDIO Meeting Umeå

Greetings to my musings and ramblings on Engineering and Computing Education Research (EER and CER). This first installment is notes and impressions from the Nordic CDIO conference in Umeå on the 5th and 6th of October 2010. Happy reading, Arnold. Day 1: Interesting presentations at the schools of Architecture and Design at Umeå University. The highly interactive and student focused approaches adopted in Design and Architecture are very interesting as a contrast to the more traditional engineering course structure. Two thirds of the teaching in the design school was done by staff from industry, and the financial and time committment from industry was considerable. To sustain this model the school admitted only 60 students per year, and had a total of approximately 100 staff and 150 students. Student body was very international with 29 nationalities represented. Day 2: Lennart Nilsson, Umeå Talked about the structure of their programmes and the processes they use to gath