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FLH3000 Basic Communication and Teaching 3.0 credits

Course memo Spring 2021-1-2

Version 3 – 03/16/2022, 4:28:40 PM

Course offering

GKU (Start date 22/03/2021, English)
GKU (Start date 18/01/2021, English)

Language Of Instruction

English

Offered By

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Course memo Spring 2021-1-2

Course presentation

This course is aimed at Ph.D. students who may work with different kinds of teaching. The course includes group work, individual work, mandatory meetings, and online work in Canvas. The main objective is to provide an opportunity to develop a foundation that enables the development of the participants’ teaching and their students’ learning.

 

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Upcoming course offerings:

Spring term 2023 (periods 3&4) are fully booked.

Link to schedule and application form

SoTL - Conference Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, at KTH

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The course has a high demand and the number of applicants often exceeds the number of places. It is important that at registration you are aware that you are expected to spend 80 hours on the course including mandatory meetings during the course period.

The first meeting is compulsory without exception. You must attend 5 out of the 6 meetings in order to pass the course. As we have designed the meetings with much interaction between the students, active participation is necessary to make the course both interesting and evolving for you and your course colleagues. There is a preparation task before every meeting.
 

Headings denoted with an asterisk ( * ) is retrieved from the course syllabus version Autumn 2020

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The main themes for the course are:

  • Basis for learning and teaching
  • Natural learning environments
  • Teaching of engineering sciences
  • Feedback and supervision
  • Interviews and group work
  • Recording of teaching
  • Your development as teacher

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • apply basic concepts, materials and methods, as well as conditions for teaching and learning in higher education;
  • discuss her/his own role in relation to sustainable development with focus on learning and teaching their own subject;
  • present and explain subjects, and carry out activating assignments in their own knowledge field;
  • give and receive feedback with focus on analysing, evaluating and developing teaching and learning;
  • extract the most interesting parts of a scientific study and present it in an interesting way with focus on learning;
  • analise a chosen area of a field study and relate the findings to their own teaching practice, for the development of their own educational skills and ability as teacher in the long run.

Learning activities

In order to achieve the intented learning outcomes of the course, students will mainly work in groups of 4-5 students.  Active participation in various group discussions is required throughout the course.

Preparations before course start

Specific preparations

Access the course website in Canvas and go through the material under Modules (General Course Information and Meeting 1). For optimal group work, preparation before meetings is essential.

Download the latest version of  Zoom client to your computer, tab or smartphone. Go to download center

Sign on to Mentimeter and log in via single sign on (SSO).

Literature

Bain, K. (2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. The book is available online (in Canvas).

Other articles, links and films are provided in the course website Canvas.

Equipment

As the course presently runs online, we recommend the use of a headset instead of the built-in microphone and speaker in a computer.

Examination and completion

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • INL1 - Written assignment, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Examination elements in the course are design and feedback of a teaching and learning activity, field study and written assignments.

The section below is not retrieved from the course syllabus:

Written assignment ( INL1 )

Other requirements for final grade

  • Compulsory attendance at the first course meeting.
  • Of the remaining meetings (five whole group meetings and one small group meeting), the student may not be absent more than once.
  • Preparations are required before each meeting, and active participation is expected in discussions during meetings and group work.

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Round Facts

Offered By

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Language Of Instruction

English

Course offering

GKU (Start date 22/03/2021, English)
GKU (Start date 18/01/2021, English)

Contacts

Communication during course

Please contact Elizabeth Keller (ekeller@kth.se) for questions related to course content.

Course Coordinator

Teachers

Teacher Assistants

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