Seminar 1: SCR - why?

Seminar 1 : Location, time, place

Note: The seminars start 15min past the hour. Make sure to be there before that otherwise you will miss the seminar.

Group Date and time Place Mentor
1 Mon 21/9 10:15-12 Teknikringen 14, floor 5, room 523
Wait at the door outside the corridor. Do not ring the bell!!!
Patric
2 Mon 21/9 13:15-15 Conference room of floor 6 (ACL), Osquldas väg 10 Dimos
3 Tue 22/9 15:15-17 Osquldas väg 10, 6th floor Alexandre
4

Wed 23/9 10:15-12

Osquldasv. 10, meeting room floor 8
(closed door, make sure to be there at 10.15)
Elling
5 Wed 23/9 14:15-16 Seminar room 1537. 5th floor in E-builing (Oscars backe 2) Patric
6 Thu 24/9 08:15-10 Conference room of floor 6 (ACL), Osquldas väg 10, Cristian

Seminar 1 : Topic

  1. We will discuss why did you choose this particular master programme, what your expectations are/were and how these are matched by our programme.
  2. We will discuss what it means to really know something, and different levels and forms of learning. 

Reading Material

Topic1: Study Systems, Control and Robotics Master – Why?

Read the following before writing your reflection

http://www.kth.se/student/kurser/program/TSCRM/HT15/mal?l=en and the "marketing text" at http://www.kth.se/en/studies/master/kth/systems-control-robotics

Topic2: Study Systems, Control and Robotics Master – How?

Several attempts have been made to classify different forms of learning objectives. One of the most popular is the so-called Bloom's taxonomy. To get a brief overview, please read the following.

Bloom’s Taxonomy Applied to Engineering Education

A Model of Learning Objectives

Written reflection

You should write a reflecting text of 500-600 words (about a page). The text should be written as one piece of text and thus, e.g., not repeat questions or contain bullets. Depending on if you are first or second year student you should write according to A or B below. This exercise is about expressing your own opinion. You should write what you think and not what you think someone wants to read. 

A: For 1st year MSc students and those who have been at KTH as a MSc student less than one year

Write your text centered around the following

  • Why?
    • Why did you choose this particular programme?
    • What are your goals for the ongoing academic year?
    • What are your goals for the next 3-5 years?
    • What are your life time goals (career related)?
    • Now that you have prepared your study plan and spent a number of weeks as a master student at KTH, what has surprised you the most (positively or negatively)?
    • What are your expectations based on the program description? How does it match what you ahem seen so far?
  • How?
    • What does it mean to you to learn something?
    • What form of learning was valued the most in your BSc programme?
    • What form of learning will be most useful for your future career?
    • Mention something that you really master. It does not have to have anything to do with your studies. How did you learn it?

 

B: For students that are in their 2nd year

Write your text centered around the following

  • Why?
    • Why did you choose this particular programme? Would you make the same choice again?
    • How has your studies so far matched your expectations? What was the biggest surprise?
    • What are your goals for the ongoing academic year?
    • What are your goals for the next 3-5 years? Has it changed since you started?
    • What are your life time goals (career related)? Has it changed since you started?
    • What do you recognize and what do you not recognize in the programme descriptions?
  • How?
    • What does it mean to you to learn something?
    • What form of learning will be most useful for your future career?
    • Have you noticed any difference in the courses on BSc and MSc level when it comes to how/what you are expected to learn?
    • Mention something that you really master. It does not have to have anything to do with your studies. How did you learn it?

Submission

  • Write your name at the top of the page.
  • Save the document in PDF format (there are several free PDF converters available, for example PrimoPDF if your word processing software does not support PDF). 
  • Name your document seminar1-A/B-firstname-familyname.pdf and upload it to the corresponding assignment in BILDA (http://bilda.kth.se). You should have either A or B in the filename depending on which version of the topic you should answer.
  • Don't put your person number on the assignment. Use your kth.se address instead to uniquely identify you. The assignments will be distributed to many other students and it is unnecessary to let all of them know you person number.

Before the seminar

Read all the reflecting documents from your group. Make notes of the the most interesting parts in the reflections and be ready to discuss these at the seminar.

During the seminar

Take active part in the discussions! 

If you cannot attend the seminar

If you know in advance that you cannot participate on the seminar, indicate this in the doodle that will be sent out. If you miss a seminar, you need to write a summary report of  1000-1200 words (ca. two pages), reviewing the reflections of the other students in the group.  You need to submit this “reflection over the reflections” before the seminars (see deadline in BILDA). To be acceptable, your reflection on the reflections should make it perfectly clear that you read and reflected on the content of what the others wrote.

  • Name your file seminar1-RoR-firstname-familyname.pdf
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