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Utveckling av undervisning i elektroteknik


IEEE, organisationen för ingenjörer i elektronik och elektroteknik, och mer specifikt Circuits and Systems underavdelningen, har sedan ett par år tillbaka en kommitté som fokuserar på undervisningen i elektroteknik. Hur kan nya teknologier inkluderas, vilka pedagogiska metoder fungerar bra, hur kommer MOOC (Massively Open Online Courses) påverka undervisningen? är frågor som ställs.

Ett temanummer kom ut häromdagen om just detta:

It is fair to say that CAS [Circuits and Systems] education is now at a crossroad. Grand challenges are driving innovation. Challenges such as Energy and Sustainability are issues for which engineers have to provide solutions. Alternate pedagogies (e.g. the Conceiving Defining Implementing Operating (CDIO) concept for real world systems and products (see http://www.cdio.org/)) are being introduced.
The role of the internet is expanding how education is delivered. Tools such as Wikipedia, online learning, etc. are pervasive now. There is still a debate about whether we teach analog or digital as a first course in CAS. Methods such as Active Learning, Flipped classrooms are becoming the norm. The way students learn has changed. The “sage on the stage” or “chalk and talk” lecture styles is being replaced. Devices such as tablets (e.g. iPads) are changing the means by which educational content is distributed. Online textbooks can be updated easily and linked on the web to large numbers of related information sources. All this happens while the level of complexity of circuits and systems increases. CAS educational pedagogy needs to keep pace with these innovations.

CDIO är något som Linnéuniversitetet jobbar med, även om förändringar tar tid. Det har gett visst avtryck i våra strategidiskussioner.

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