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Kjellgren, B., Havtun, H., Wingård, L., Andersson, M., Hedin, B., Hjelm, N. & Berglund, A. (2018). The Pedagogical Developers Initiative – Sustainable Impact of Falling into Oblivion?. In: Bean Bennedsen, Edström, Hugo, Roslöf, Songer & Yamamoto (Ed.), Proceedings of the 14th International CDIO Conference: . Paper presented at The 14th International CDIO Conference (pp. 738-747). Kanazawa: Kanazawa Institute of Technology
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2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 14th International CDIO Conference / [ed] Bean Bennedsen, Edström, Hugo, Roslöf, Songer & Yamamoto, Kanazawa: Kanazawa Institute of Technology , 2018, p. 738-747Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Between 2014-16, KTH Royal Institute of Technology set aside considerable resources in its biggest pedagogical project to date, the Pedagogical Developers Initiative. The project has been continuously reported on at recent CDIO conferences. While aimed primarily at CDIO Standard 10, enhancement of faculty teaching competence, the project managed, by design as much as through accident, to strengthen many CDIO standards and syllabus items. With the conclusion of the project, the constructive practices and ideas that emerged from the initiative were meant to be incorporated into the regular operations of the university, a task that was delegated to each of KTH’s ten schools. However, even though KTH officially labelled the project a success, the schools have taken a non-uniform approach to this endeavour, as they indeed had done to the project as a whole during its duration. Following up on our earlier reports, and primarily using data from interviews and our own observations, the paper looks at which of the initiative’s ideas and practices have survived the end of the project, in what forms, by what means, and what insights and lessons one can draw from this when designing mechanisms for continuous and sustainable improvement of pedagogical practices at a technical university.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kanazawa: Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 2018
Series
Proceedings of the International CDIO Conference, ISSN 2002-1593
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Education and Communication in the Technological Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-235509 (URN)
Conference
The 14th International CDIO Conference
Note

QC 20181008

Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2018-10-08Bibliographically approved
Berglund, A., Havtun, H., Jerbrant, A., Wingård, L., Andersson, M., Hedin, B. & Kjellgren, B. (2017). THE PEDAGOGICAL DEVELOPERS INITIATIVE: SYSTEMATIC SHIFTS, SERENDIPITIES, AND SETBACKS. In: 13th International CDIO Conference in Calgary, Canada, June 18-22, 2017: . Paper presented at 13th International CDIO Conference.
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2017 (English)In: 13th International CDIO Conference in Calgary, Canada, June 18-22, 2017, 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Pedagogical projects have often, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, as well as elsewhere, been initiated and managed by individual enthusiasts rather than dedicated teams. This generally decreases the possibility of successful implementation of more ambitious ideas, e.g., changing educational programs, implementing the CDIO syllabus, or strengthening the pedagogical development of larger parts of the faculty. To enable wider and more effective change, KTH top management therefore launched a universityencompassing three-year project in 2014, in which a group of highly motivated teachers from all schools at KTH were appointed part-time pedagogical developers (PDs). The PDs were given the task of promoting pedagogical development and facilitate cooperation and knowledge exchange among faculty members, as described in two previous papers at CDIO conferences. From 2017, the outcomes of this project are supposed to be integrated parts of the KTH line organization. The project has led to numerous actions, which would have been difficult to set in motion unless given the freedom in time to explore and to develop into a collective effort rather than a myriad of individual “stand-alone” examples. By addressing key areas for pedagogical development, our group of dedicated faculty have tried to surpass the suboptimal "lock-in" of strict individual reasoning and to deal with surfaced questions and relevant issues in a broader collective manner. A major insight confirmed by the project and its many sub-projects has indeed been the fundamental importance of collegial discussions and the creation of processes that facilitate and support teacher cooperation. We have also, through discussions with faculty at KTH, confirmed the need for clearly defined, tangible incentives for teachers, motivating them to participate in pedagogical development activities, even if this means less time left for the traditional pathway to rewards within academia, i.e. research. In this paper, we chart changes that have occurred in the educational practices at KTH by describing and discussing the project’s focus on pedagogical development of faculty, actual execution of changes in the engineering educations, lessons learned along the way, and visions yet to be realised.

Keywords
pedagogical developers, educational change, change agents, faculty development, CDIO standards
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-213962 (URN)
Conference
13th International CDIO Conference
Note

QC 20170919

Available from: 2017-09-07 Created: 2017-09-07 Last updated: 2017-11-10Bibliographically approved
Berglund, A., Havtun, H., Johansson, H. B., Jerbrant, A., Andersson, M., Hedin, B., . . . Kjellgren, B. (2015). The Pedagogical Developers Initiative – Changing Educational Practices and Strengthening CDIO skills. In: Proceedings of the 11th International CDIO Conference, Chengdu, China, June 8-11 2015: . Paper presented at 11th International CDIO Conference, Chengdu, China, June 8-11 2015.
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2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 11th International CDIO Conference, Chengdu, China, June 8-11 2015, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper put emphasis on change agents within the universities and how local initiatives can be systematically approached and ramped up. Rooted in the challenges and constraints that have been addressed in past educational program initiatives, the case consists of specific focus areas to leverage impact. Universities continuously strives to provide the best conditions for an inspiring and prosperous learning environment, and to provide educational programs with teaching of excellent educational quality. KTH is no exception and therefore the university management has initiated a pedagogical program starting in 2014. One of the first thing initiated within the framework of this pedagogical program is the creation of a group of 24 pedagogical developers.

The focus for the pedagogical developers is to facilitate the opportunities for KTHs faculty to work together and create consensus on educational development in different teaching teams. This paper presents the University's pedagogical developers' initiative as a whole and how this has been outlined in detail to reach specific redesign targets. The School of Industrial Engineering and Management pedagogical group consists of five practicing teachers that besides this new role also engage heavily in various courses of the School's departments. Since the pedagogical initiative is aligned with several important CDIO aspects, e.g. the learning environment, formats of formative feedback, assessment and examination there is also importance to reassure this in the existing Master level programs.

At KTH the five-year comprehensive Master of Science in Engineering programs concern distinct vocational educations in which the CDIO aspects are very important. At the same time the programs has been divided in a basic level (B.Sc. in Engineering) of three years and a advanced level (M.Sc.) of two years. This has for instance made it harder to align the progression between first cycle level and second cycle level regarding for instance the CDIO efforts (e.g. oral and written communication, teamwork). This paper will therefore discuss and enhance how the pedagogical programme, we as pedagogical developers, can support and strengthen the initiation and implementation of the CDIO aspects in the education.

National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177787 (URN)
Conference
11th International CDIO Conference, Chengdu, China, June 8-11 2015
Note

QC 20151210

Available from: 2015-11-26 Created: 2015-11-26 Last updated: 2016-07-04Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2015). Towards an engineering approach to quality in engineering education. In: Proceedings of 5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar: . Paper presented at 5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, Uppsala Universitet, 18-19 november, 2015 (pp. 13-14).
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2015 (English)In: Proceedings of 5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, 2015, p. 13-14Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Education quality is handled at many different levels in an education system, ranging all the way from external reviews of education programs at the top university level to the creation of effective learning conditions for students at the practitioners level. Each level has its own processes for quality assurance, and those processes are usually quite different. Here, I suggest one way of joining the different quality processes into a coherent model, which at the same time retain the main conceptual ideas of the already existing quality processes. The proposed model is presented as a flow diagram of an education system together with an idea about how to create both a trouble- shooting and a quality enhancement scheme based on this model. The model is inspired by the way engineers look at quality assurance in engineering systems and it can, hence, be particularly interesting for engineering educations. 

Keywords
quality, engineering education, engineering approach
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177528 (URN)
Conference
5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, Uppsala Universitet, 18-19 november, 2015
Note

QC 20160215

Available from: 2015-11-23 Created: 2015-11-23 Last updated: 2016-02-15Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2012). A possible way to use student peer review to improve report writing skills. Paper presented at Technology Education in the 21st century, KTH, June 26-27, 2012.
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2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-119308 (URN)
Conference
Technology Education in the 21st century, KTH, June 26-27, 2012
Note

QC 20130326

Available from: 2013-03-26 Created: 2013-03-13 Last updated: 2013-03-26Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2012). Helt orimliga förhoppningar [Letter to the editor]. Forskning och framsteg (2), 72-72
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2012 (Swedish)In: Forskning och framsteg, ISSN 0015-7937, no 2, p. 72-72Article in journal, Letter (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2012
Keywords
supraledare, tillämpningar
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-106823 (URN)
Note

Läsarbrev. QC 20121213

Available from: 2012-12-05 Created: 2012-12-05 Last updated: 2012-12-13Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2011). Comment on “Superconducting state of Ca-VII below a critical temperature of 29 K at a pressure of 216 GPa”. Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 84(21)
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2011 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 84, no 21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In a recent paper, Sakata et al. [ Phys. Rev. B 83 220512 (2011)] report on superconductivity at 29 K in Ca under high pressure. Here, I argue that their method to define the onset of the superconducting transition temperature from resistivity measurements is misleading and that the correct value for the onset of the transition based on resistivity data shown in their paper should be 21 K. The discrepancy between these two temperatures is explained by superconducting fluctuations occurring at temperatures above the superconducting transition temperature.

National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-50710 (URN)10.1103/PhysRevB.84.216501 (DOI)000297762300008 ()2-s2.0-84855297339 (Scopus ID)
Note
QC 20111209Available from: 2011-12-07 Created: 2011-12-07 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M., de Boissieu, M., Bruehne, S., Drescher, C., Assmus, W., Ohahshi, S., . . . Rapp, Ö. (2010). Electronic and structural properties of Laves-phase MgZn(2) of varying chemical disorder. Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 82(2), 024202
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2010 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 82, no 2, p. 024202-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The C14 Laves-phase MgZn(2) has been investigated from 30 to 36 at. % Mg. In this way chemical disorder can be monitored over a limited concentration range and the influence on electron properties can be investigated. Our studies include thermodynamic calculations of atomic configurations of Mg and Zn at off-stoichiometric compositions, electronic-transport measurements, and electronic band-structure calculations of MgZn(2). The disorder introduced by alloying was found to be substitutional for all C14 alloys, and to have a markedly stronger effect on resistivity and magnetoresistance, Delta rho(B)/rho(0), on the Mg-rich side due to strain introduced when Mg substitutes for Zn. rho(T) and Hall constant were characteristic for weakly disordered binary alloys. Delta rho/rho of MgZn(2) was large, reached 6 at 4.2 K and 8 T, and decreased strongly at off-stoichiometric compositions. The results are discussed in view of the band-structure results and in terms of relations between atomic order and electronic properties. Several properties were found to resemble pure Zn. An empirical correlation over more than six orders of magnitude in Delta rho/rho was found for Zn and Zn-based alloys.

National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-46637 (URN)10.1103/PhysRevB.82.024202 (DOI)000279818400004 ()2-s2.0-77956545170 (Scopus ID)
Note
QC 20111111Available from: 2011-11-11 Created: 2011-11-04 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M., Espinosa-Arronte, B., van der Beek, C. J., Nikolaou, M., Lidmar, J. & Wallin, M. (2009). A vortex solid-to-liquid transition with fully anisotropic scaling. Journal of Physics, Conference Series, 150(5)
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2009 (English)In: Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, E-ISSN 1742-6596, Vol. 150, no 5Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The vortex solid-to-liquid transition has been studied in heavy ion irradiated untwinned single crystals of YBa2Cu3O7-delta with an inclined applied magnetic field. For magnetic fields tilted at angles about 45 degrees away from the columnar defects, we find that the electric resistivity in the vortex liquid regime approaches zero with power laws in the reduced temperature T - T-c that have different exponents in all three spatial directions. Since the symmetry in the problem has been broken in two non-collinear directions by i) the direction of the columnar defects and ii) the direction of the applied magnetic field, our findings give evidence for a new type of critical behavior with fully anisotropic critical exponents. A possible view of the vortex topology for the transition is also suggested.

National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33481 (URN)10.1088/1742-6596/150/5/052007 (DOI)000289688600007 ()2-s2.0-77952493230 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20150730

Available from: 2011-05-09 Created: 2011-05-09 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Rapp, Ö., Andersson, M. & Feuerbacher, M. (2009). Anomalous transport in rhombohedral MgM2Al3. In: Kes P; Jochemsen R (Ed.), 25TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS (LT25), PART 2. Paper presented at 25th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT25), Leiden Inst Phys, Kamerlingh Onnes Lab, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, AUG 06-13, 2008. , 150
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2009 (English)In: 25TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS (LT25), PART 2 / [ed] Kes P; Jochemsen R, 2009, Vol. 150Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The cubic (beta) and the rhombohedral- (beta') phases of Mg2Al3 are complex metallic alloys of related structure and more then 800 atoms in their unit cells. The electronic transport properties of these phases are remarkably different. We report and discuss some aspects of the magnetoresistance of these phases.

Series
Journal of Physics Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588 ; 150
Keywords
Anomalous transport, Complex metallic alloys, Electronic transport properties, Unit cells, Transport properties
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29891 (URN)10.1088/1742-6596/150/2/022070 (DOI)000277052700071 ()2-s2.0-77952495041 (Scopus ID)
Conference
25th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT25), Leiden Inst Phys, Kamerlingh Onnes Lab, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, AUG 06-13, 2008
Note
QC 20110221Available from: 2011-02-21 Created: 2011-02-17 Last updated: 2011-02-21Bibliographically approved
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