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Malmros, Bengt
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Lundahl, L., Gruffman-Cruse, E., Malmros, B., Sundbaum, A.-C. & Tieva, Å. (2018). Catching sight of students´ learning: a matter of space?. In: Core meets E-LAW: Innovation in Higher Education. Paper presented at CORE Conference, Hochschule Heidelberg, Germany, November 30 and December 1, 2017. Heidelberg
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2018 (English)In: Core meets E-LAW: Innovation in Higher Education, Heidelberg, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Based on a two-year study of a development project aiming to enhance students ́ learning in a natural science course by making their understanding more visible to themselves and their teachers, this paper analyzes the role of physical space in this context. Data were collected through systematic observations, photo and film documentation, student surveys, interviews with students and teachers, and also from students ́ examination results over an extended period. Previously, the course used traditional teaching methods and spaces. The students found the contents difficult, and the average examination results were poor. The teachers developed more student-active working methods, challenging students to make their understanding visible. However, the course literature and type of examination tasks remained unchanged, allowing for comparisons over time. The instruction took place in a large, innovative "flex-room", equipped with touchscreens, whiteboards, highly accessible technology and flexible furniture, allowing for increased student communication and feedback. The teachers could interact with student groups in the same room, spot and quickly correct misunderstandings in student presentations. The students ́ examination results improved considerably. They argued that the work methods contributed to deeper understanding and improved retention of the course contents. Finally, few observed space-related time-losses occurred. We conclude that well-designed spaces were crucial preconditions to enable these positive results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Heidelberg: , 2018
Keywords
learning, understanding, space, higher education
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-147911 (URN)
Conference
CORE Conference, Hochschule Heidelberg, Germany, November 30 and December 1, 2017
Projects
Rum för lärande
Available from: 2018-05-21 Created: 2018-05-21 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Lundahl, L., Gruffman-Cruse, E., Malmros, B., Sundbaum, A.-C. & Tieva, Å. (2017). Pedagogisk rum-tid och strategier för aktivt lärande i högre utbildning. Utbildning och Lärande / Education and Learning, 11(1), 16-32
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2017 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Lärande / Education and Learning, ISSN 2001-4554, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 16-32Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The design of formal learning spaces in higher education has almost been a non-issue until recently, when the interest has increased considerably, both in Sweden and internationally. Hitherto, the close connection between space and time has been rather unnoticed in this context. The article aims at deepening the knowledge on the relationship between space, time, teaching and learning in higher education. Especially it highlights teachers´ possibilities, or lack thereof, to promote students´ understanding of curricular content under varying spatial and temporal conditions. The article describes and analyses two empirical studies, including five undergraduate courses framed by different combinations of time-space conditions. The analysis rested on extensive data: systematic observations, student surveys, interviews of students and teachers, and in one of the studies, examination results for a longer timeperiod. We found that multi-functional learning spaces where both students and teachers could engage in presentations, communication and use of digital resources enabled teaching for student active learning, thus promoting understanding and improved examination results. This however presupposed that teachers initially got educational support and additional time for planning. Good spatial preconditions also reduced space-related time-losses and disruptions of teaching and learning considerably, which is particularly important when the teacher-led time is sparse.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde: Högskolan i Skövde, 2017
Keywords
rum, rumsliga ramar, tidsramar, högre utbildning, studentaktiv undervisning
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143436 (URN)
Projects
Rum för lärande
Available from: 2017-12-28 Created: 2017-12-28 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Ahlgren, R., Malmros, B., Sjödin, A. & Tieva, Å. (2015). Att bryta en trend och förändra en tradition. In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: Gränslös kunskap. Paper presented at Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015, Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 8-9 oktober 2015 (pp. 6-7). Umeå: Umeå universitet
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2015 (Swedish)In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: Gränslös kunskap, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2015, p. 6-7Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2015
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114102 (URN)
Conference
Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015, Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 8-9 oktober 2015
Available from: 2016-01-13 Created: 2016-01-13 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Gruffman Cruse, E., Lundahl, L., Malmros, B., Sundbaum, A.-C. & Wiklund, M. (2015). Ett hum om lärande och rum. In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: Gränslös kunskap. Paper presented at Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015, Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 8-9 oktober 2015 (pp. 27-29). Umeå: Umeå universitet
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2015 (Swedish)In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: Gränslös kunskap, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2015, p. 27-29Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2015
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114121 (URN)
Conference
Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015, Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 8-9 oktober 2015
Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-14 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
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