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Fjällström, E., Knorn, S., Staffas, K. & Varagnolo, D. (2018). Developing Concept Inventory Tests for Electrical Engineering: Extractable Information, Early Results, and Learned Lessons. In: 2018 UKACC 12th International Conference on Control (CONTROL): . Paper presented at 12th UKACC International Conference on Control, Sheffield, UK, 5-7 September 2018 (pp. 436-441). , Article ID 8516766.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing Concept Inventory Tests for Electrical Engineering: Extractable Information, Early Results, and Learned Lessons
2018 (English)In: 2018 UKACC 12th International Conference on Control (CONTROL), 2018, p. 436-441, article id 8516766Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper suggests a method for developing, implementing and assessing a concept inventory test for electrical engineering students (CITE). The aim of this test is to help students better understand and learn core concepts, plus increase their awareness about links between the different courses and other themes of the program. Our and other experiences show that students often struggle to understand and use fundamental concepts, and how these relate to the various courses. This issue is probably due to the fact that traditional exams mainly focus on assessing procedural tasks (e.g., directly solving specific problems following step-by-step approaches). The investigated programs at Uppsala University (UU) and Luleå Uni-versity of Technology (LTU), nonetheless, have no tool for collecting quantitative data on how students develop conceptual knowledge throughout the programs, and thus no means to obtain an holistic view about their learning process. The here proposed methodology thus describes how to develop tests that would not only provide students with valuable feedback on their progression, but also equip teachers and program boards with high-end data for pedagogical and course development purposes. Besides illustrating the developmental methodology, the paper includes reactions and remarks from students on what the tests would provide and what would motivate them to take it.

Keywords
Concept inventory tests, progression, Courses-concept matrix (CCM), deep learning
National Category
Control Engineering Didactics
Research subject
English and Education; Control Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72222 (URN)10.1109/CONTROL.2018.8516766 (DOI)000454605000095 ()2-s2.0-85056874958 (Scopus ID)978-1-5386-2864-5 (ISBN)
Conference
12th UKACC International Conference on Control, Sheffield, UK, 5-7 September 2018
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2019-01-29Bibliographically approved
Fjällström, E. (2015). Aesthetic and efferent reading in the EFL classroom. In: : . Paper presented at AFinLAs höstsymposium 2015, Helsingfors, 13-14.11 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aesthetic and efferent reading in the EFL classroom
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61190 (URN)
Conference
AFinLAs höstsymposium 2015, Helsingfors, 13-14.11 2015
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2018-04-30Bibliographically approved
Fjällström, E. (2015). Cultural understanding and cultural bumbs in Swedish Adolescents' responses to Rushdie's Good Advice is Rarer than Rubies. In: : . Paper presented at National Forum for English Studies, Luleå, 20-22 May 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cultural understanding and cultural bumbs in Swedish Adolescents' responses to Rushdie's Good Advice is Rarer than Rubies
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English and Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61188 (URN)
Conference
National Forum for English Studies, Luleå, 20-22 May 2015
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2018-04-30Bibliographically approved
Fjällström, E. (2015). Emeralds, rubies and gems of reader engagement. In: : . Paper presented at 19th European Conference on Literacy in Klagenfurt, Austria, 13–16 July 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Emeralds, rubies and gems of reader engagement
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61189 (URN)
Conference
19th European Conference on Literacy in Klagenfurt, Austria, 13–16 July 2015
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2018-04-30Bibliographically approved
Fjällström, E. & Kokkola, L. (2015). Resisting focalisation, gaining empathy: Swedish Teenagers Read Irish Fiction (ed.). Paper presented at . Children's Literature in Education, 46(4), 394-409
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resisting focalisation, gaining empathy: Swedish Teenagers Read Irish Fiction
2015 (English)In: Children's Literature in Education, ISSN 0045-6713, E-ISSN 1573-1693, Vol. 46, no 4, p. 394-409Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Resisting the will to empathise with a focalised character is assumed to be difficult for young readers, yet empirical evidence on how they actually respond is limited. This paper combines recent insights gleaned from cognitive literary studies with a small-scale empirical study of thirty-five Swedish adolescents reading an Irish short story in order to investigate how teenagers respond to a text which is strongly focalised through a single character. The students were asked to rewrite the events in the story from another character’s point of view. Their texts were coded and analysed, as were follow-up interviews with six students. The findings indicate that Swedish-speaking teenage readers rarely have difficulty resisting focalisation, but they often struggle with irony.

National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8459 (URN)10.1007/s10583-014-9238-7 (DOI)000363963900004 ()2-s2.0-84946483699 (Scopus ID)6f8acca4-419b-464b-80a0-f1edbe511c76 (Local ID)6f8acca4-419b-464b-80a0-f1edbe511c76 (Archive number)6f8acca4-419b-464b-80a0-f1edbe511c76 (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 2; 20140814 (lydkok)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Fjällström, E. (2014). La Casa delle Meraviglie, La Emme Edizioni di Rosellina Archinto. [The House of Wonders: Emme Edizoni by Rosellina Archinto]. Loredana Farina, ed. Milan: Topi Pittori, 2013. 197 pages. €34.00 (paperback).international research society for children's literature.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>La Casa delle Meraviglie, La Emme Edizioni di Rosellina Archinto. [The House of Wonders: Emme Edizoni by Rosellina Archinto]. Loredana Farina, ed. Milan: Topi Pittori, 2013. 197 pages. €34.00 (paperback).international research society for children's literature
2014 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61191 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2018-04-30Bibliographically approved
Fjällström, E. (2014). Reading strategies for enhanced comprehension and interpretation skills of EFL literary texts. In: : . Paper presented at 6th Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics, Jyväskylä, 12-14 May 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reading strategies for enhanced comprehension and interpretation skills of EFL literary texts
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61186 (URN)
Conference
6th Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics, Jyväskylä, 12-14 May 2014
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2018-04-30Bibliographically approved
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Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-3953-4379

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