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Evaluating students’ expectations and experiences regarding a Swedish-Bhutanese teaching exchange

Gentile, Niko LU ; Lhendup, Tshewang ; Dorji, Cheku and Davidsson, Henrik LU (2020) ISES Solar World Congress 2019 1. p.2300-2309
Abstract
This article evaluates students’ expectations and feelings of a short bi-directional International Credit Mobility (ICM) teaching exchange between Lund University, Sweden and the Royal University of Bhutan. The teaching exchange regarded two courses on fundamentals of energy production from PV and fundamentals of daylighting. The evaluation was carried out via focus groups. The results suggest that students of both countries have high expectations on exchange teachers, which represents both an opportunity and a threat. The students expected and confirmed that the exchange could provide distinguished point of views on the same aspects of renewable energy. The students longed for extended and periodical exchanges with international teachers.... (More)
This article evaluates students’ expectations and feelings of a short bi-directional International Credit Mobility (ICM) teaching exchange between Lund University, Sweden and the Royal University of Bhutan. The teaching exchange regarded two courses on fundamentals of energy production from PV and fundamentals of daylighting. The evaluation was carried out via focus groups. The results suggest that students of both countries have high expectations on exchange teachers, which represents both an opportunity and a threat. The students expected and confirmed that the exchange could provide distinguished point of views on the same aspects of renewable energy. The students longed for extended and periodical exchanges with international teachers. Surprisingly, there was little discussion on the different teaching styles of the exchange teachers. Since exchange lectures were attended with enthusiasm, we conclude that these lecture may be planned for core parts of course. Also, we found that proper exchange planning is needed in order for the exchange to be successful. (Less)
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teaching and learning, students' expectation, daylighting, PV, renewable energy, constructivism, transmissive teaching
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Proceedings of ISES Solar World Congress 2019 : Special Session in International Symposium on Renewable Energy Education (ISREE) - Special Session in International Symposium on Renewable Energy Education (ISREE)
editor
Cardemil, José Miguel ; Guthrie, Ken and Rüther, Ricardo
volume
1
article number
50.03
pages
2300 - 2309
publisher
ISES, International solar energy society
conference name
ISES Solar World Congress 2019
conference location
Santiago, Chile
conference dates
2019-11-04 - 2019-11-07
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  • scopus:85086819800
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9783982040813
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10.18086/swc.2019.50.03
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Erasmus International Credit Mobility, Lund - Royal University of Bhutan
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English
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  abstract     = {This article evaluates students’ expectations and feelings of a short bi-directional International Credit Mobility (ICM) teaching exchange between Lund University, Sweden and the Royal University of Bhutan. The teaching exchange regarded two courses on fundamentals of energy production from PV and fundamentals of daylighting. The evaluation was carried out via focus groups. The results suggest that students of both countries have high expectations on exchange teachers, which represents both an opportunity and a threat. The students expected and confirmed that the exchange could provide distinguished point of views on the same aspects of renewable energy. The students longed for extended and periodical exchanges with international teachers. Surprisingly, there was little discussion on the different teaching styles of the exchange teachers. Since exchange lectures were attended with enthusiasm, we conclude that these lecture may be planned for core parts of course. Also, we found that proper exchange planning is needed in order for the exchange to be successful.},
  author       = {Gentile, Niko and Lhendup, Tshewang and Dorji, Cheku and Davidsson, Henrik},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of ISES Solar World Congress 2019 : Special Session in International Symposium on Renewable Energy Education (ISREE)},
  editor       = {Cardemil, José Miguel and Guthrie, Ken and Rüther, Ricardo},
  isbn         = {9783982040813},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  pages        = {2300--2309},
  publisher    = {ISES, International solar energy society},
  title        = {Evaluating students’ expectations and experiences regarding a Swedish-Bhutanese teaching exchange},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.18086/swc.2019.50.03},
  doi          = {10.18086/swc.2019.50.03},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2020},
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