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FMJ3336 Educational Aspects in Energy Technology 7.5 credits

The Course "Educational Aspects in Energy Technology (EAET) - FMJ3336" will be given to students in a partial self-study form each year from Spring to Fall. This course aims at preparing students for modern pedagogical way of teaching: the students are expected to acquire multi-frontier perspectives of learning and teaching in a modern audio-visual environment. The course is related to the Life-Long Learning Initiatives and Pedagogical Methodologies developed in which broadcasting of lectures, remote access to world-wide learning, peer-assessment of knowledge gained are essential ingredients, combined with a substantial effort of automatically corrected assignments and exams.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FMJ3336 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course participants will receive detailed instructions towards using the highly sophisticated audio visual equipment/communication in the two “Energy Learning Theatres” at EGI.

Seminars will be given to address the issues in teaching and in supervising project work students. Training will be provided to build up highly qualified course assistants (and future teachers). Experienced lecturers and testimonials from course assistants will show and discuss the qualities and challenges present in course assistance.

One part of the course will be the establishment of an e-teaching material in the student’s research area. The student should adapt the educational material into an e-learning chapter with the use of modern educational computerized multi-media tools (to be selected together with the examiner) and preferably with a high degree of interactivity. Technical, pedagogical and multi-media aspects and skills shall be considered. During the development of the educational material, students will evaluate the learning material, and give suggestions for modifications.

The topic of study is selected together with the examiner. It should consist of one or two chapter(s) (corresponding to a 2-3 hours lecture or more) of the undergraduate curriculum given at a university within the EXPLORE Energy platform. The student should study the existing material in detail, and read related materials.

The course will treat the general philosophy regarding interactive and computerized education. Individual readings and summary reports are part of the course. As part of the discussions, an evaluation will be presented regarding what students so far have considered to be the pros and cons of the present interactive learning material developed by different teachers at EGI, including remote lab exercises, pod-casts of lectures, Explore Energy and E-learning platforms, etc.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall goal of the course is to make graduate students act as an educational entrepreneur in a global context, with the aim to bring education outside the traditional approach. The course participants will gain experience by actively joining course seminars, by performing assigned individual readings followed by group discussions, and by supervising students/planning & assisting a course.

After the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Implement pedagogical approach within a course in line with student centered learning approach and constructive alignment concept
  2. Develop interactive learning material and on-line exam/exercise suitable for e-learning
  3. Give lecture/ presentation/ seminar with modern audio-visual interactive tools, such as video showing, live software demonstration, online video conferencing, use of multimedia among others in line with integrating technologies in education and one of the following
  4. Acquire methods in supervising BSc/MSc thesis students to be independent researcher/scientist, or
  5. Apply new pedagogical thinking in ongoing courses as a course assistant

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admitted to PhD studies

Basic Communication and Teaching  (FLH3000)

Recommended prerequisites

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  • "Distance and E-learning in Transition – Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges"
    Publisher: Jointly by ISTE and Wiley
    Editors: Ulrich Bernath, András Szűcs, Alan Tait, Martine-Vidal
    ISBN: 9781848211322
    Available online through KTH online Library
  • “Teaching in a Digital Age- Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning”
    Authors: A.W. (Tony) Bates and Bates, A.W.
    Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial
    Available online:
  • “Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and Sustaining Communities of Inquiry”
    Authors: Norman D. Vaughan, Martha Cleveland-Innes, and D. Randy Garrison
    ISBN: 9781927356487
    Available online:

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Hand in exercise, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 2.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade

The assessment criteria in the appendix are to be fulfilled to at the minimum C grade to pass the course.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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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

Course web

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Course web FMJ3336

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Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Justin Chiu,

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Energy Technology