Alternative learning methods - should exams be discarded?

General description

The participants of the IBS shall try to find out if there are better ways to educate students. The main focus will be on how different forms of evaluation can make the student getting knowledge that will stay in the brain for a longer while than they have a tendency of doing today. It will also be necessary to discuss how alternative learning methods can help the

students getting a grade that better reflects the work of the student. Or maybe grades should not be used at all?

During the conference we will therefore try to evaluate whether we have something to gain by replacing our traditional ways of learning with methods like PBL (problembased learning) and PE(portfolio-evaluation). It is also important to explore the possibilities of other grading systems.

These methods and systems might serve students and lecturers better than the existing system?

Information for applicants

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Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee: