Exploring Teaching for Active Learning in Engineering Education

Videnbyen, SDU, Odense 23 & 24 May 2017

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Session types

Hands-on session

Explore session

Active Poster session

Hands-on sessions, consisting of the following elements:


Lasts 90 minutes following the schedule:

  • 10 minutes Introduction (setting the scene)
  • 60 minutes Hands-on Activity (incl. summing-up)
  • 20 minutes Discussion & Evaluation & Conclusions


Designing a hands-on session

The author submits a proposal for an active hands-on session about how to use active learning in engineering education. The author will facilitate the session which must follow the session structure.





Explore sessions, consisting of the following elements:


Lasts 90 minutes following the schedule (based on 3 presentations per session):

  • Introduction (the chair will set the scene for each topic, 5 minutes)
  • Selected theme presentations (15 minute per presentations)
  • At the end of each presentation, each presenter pose two critical questions based on the presented topic as a starting point for the following reflection and discussion.
  • Individual reflection (5 minutes per presentation)
  • Discussion
  • Closing



Contribute to an Explore session

In the Explore Session we are in a deeper sense seeking answers to the question: Why does Active Learning work to support efficient learning in Engineering Education? Each session is chaired by a session chair.





Active Poster session form


  • Introduction (facilitator will set the scene for the session)
  • Parallel interactive video or Power Point presentations, max. 10 minutes speak and min. 5 minutes discussion


In order to make an engaging, informative and exciting poster presentation, the active poster presentation is based upon either short videos or graphical PowerPoint presentations.


The presentations will take place at four different rooms in the time-frame 14:50 -16:10, May 23., for more information please see here.


We have planned 14 presentations and each presentation will have a total duration of maximum 10 minutes, whereas the last five minutes should be a dialogue between the presenter and the audience (Q/A). We expect that each presentation will have an audience of 15-25 people.


A facilitator will mediate each presentation.