Christian Kautz - TU Hamburg Harburg
Integrating multiple active-learning techniques into a single course:
PI, JiTT and Tutorials
Research in various STEM disciplines has found that traditional lectures have limited success in addressing students’ systematic difficulties with the material and in changing their views about natural and technical phenomena. Instructional methods that have been shown to improve student understanding and can be implemented even in large lecture courses include Peer Instruction (i.e., having students discuss conceptual questions during class time), Just-in-Time Teaching (i.e., requiring students to read material before class and to submit specific questions), and Tutorials (a set of collaborative worksheets that helps students master relevant concepts). This presentation will describe these methods, illustrate how they can be implemented in the same course, and demonstrate their effectiveness with data gathered from various courses.
Christian H. Kautz received a MSc (“Diplom”) degree in physics from Hamburg University in Hamburg, Germany, and a PhD degree in physics from the University of Washington (Seattle, USA) in 1999, for research on student understanding in introductory physics. He taught at Syracuse University from 1999 to 2002, and since then has been working at Hamburg University of Technology, where he currently holds an associate professorship and leads the Engineering Education Research Group. In this position, he has been teaching introductory engineering courses such as Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics and Engineering Thermodynamics, as well as professional development seminars focusing on the teaching of math, science and engineering topics. His current research interests include student understanding in first-year engineering courses and the development of broader reasoning skills for technical fields.
Jan van der Veen - University of Twente
Trends in Physics Teaching (for Engineering Education) will zoom in on two aspects that gained ground the last decade:
(1) Modelling and computational physics which developed as a third pillar next to theoretical and experimental methods.
(2) The introduction of project based learning with design aspects and maker project approaches. Through cases and literature basic rules will be clarified for those attempting to implement or improve physics courses. Examples will show what this means when connecting these rules with physics content.
Jan van der Veen graduated in Physics at the University of Groningen. After teaching physics and mathematics he started working on applications of ICT in Higher Education, project based learning and professional development at the University of Twente. After finishing his PhD on Web-based learning for project groups in Higher Education, he now works as an associate professor at ELAN, performing science and engineering education research and teacher training for secondary and higher education. In the period 2010-2014 he was Director of Education of the teacher training programs. Jan chaired the 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education (2014-2018) in which the 4 Dutch technical universities work together on innovating and researching engineering education.
Kees Buijsrogge - The Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research TNO
Kees Buijsrogge graduated in Science and Innovation Management in 2005. After his graduation he has been working at TNO in different roles. From 2012 to 2017 he was the Department Manager Optics and Optical Manufacturing, leading a large team of scientists and technicians. From 2017 on, he is Director of Space and Scientifc Instrumentation at TNO.
In his talk he will discuss the role of physicists at TNO and his view of engineering education and the need of physics. Furthermore, he will focus on skills engineers need to have nowadays.
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