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Academic alignments –
ways of forming relationships in higher education
When trying to improve something, we typically use some kind of metric to decide what is better or worse. One example of academic alignment is the relationship between the applied metric and the qualities we are actually interested in knowing something about in higher education. In my presentation I will discuss the alignment between different measurements of student learning and of course of course quality (pun intended). I will argue that we can improve assessment efficiency by selectively employing multiple choice testing in engineering education, and I will remind us that evaluations of student satisfaction measure student satisfaction, and not quality of learning.
A very different kind of academic alignment is the comparison between phenomena observed in one field with those of an entirely different field. Along those lines, I will present a selection of research outcomes in microtechnology (where I have been involved) aligned with some findings (by myself and others) from engineering education research. Can we learn something from the similarities in dynamics between electrons and engineering students?
I will also talk about academic alignments in general and show examples of different sets of concepts that can be aligned in an academic manner.
At the end I will present arguments in favor of paying more attention to engineering engineering education education and that a critical element in this endeavor is the alignment of academics.
Kollektorn, lecture room, Kemivägen 9, MC2-huset
22 September, 2021, 10:00
22 September, 2021, 11:00