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MPRSS: FAS010 Astrophysical Dynamics Sp2, 09/10

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2009-12-17 - 2010-01-25
Antal svar: 9
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: ?%
Kontaktperson: Arto Heikkilä»

Your own effort

1. How many hours per week did you spend on this course?

We mean total time, that is, it comprises the time you spent in class and the time you spent on your own work. Try to estimate the average time over the entire study period.

9 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»3 33%
Around 20 hours/week»5 55%
Around 25 hours/week»1 11%
Around 30 hours/week»0 0%
At least 35 hours/week»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.77

- A big part of that 20hours comes from averaging the 45 hours put into my lecture over 7 weeks.» (Around 20 hours/week)
- lectures and study hours (exercises, theory and presentation)» (Around 20 hours/week)

2. How large part of the teaching offered did you attend?

9 svarande

0%»0 0%
25%»0 0%
50%»0 0%
75%»5 55%
100%»4 44%

Genomsnitt: 4.44

- As I was Erasmus-Student I made some trips around Sweden, but I tried to attend as many hours as possible and regretted each one I was missing.» (75%)
- I couldn"t go 4 hours because i had a laboratory of other subject and a trip with the university» (75%)
- Missed one class and the teacher seemed concerned which gives an incentive to attend» (100%)
- I attended all lectures I could make it to.» (100%)
- Fantastic lecturing, amongst the best I"ve had. » (100%)

Goals and goal fulfilment

The course syllabus states the course goals in terms of learning outcomes, i.e., knowledge, skills and attitudes to be acquired by the student during the course.

3. How understandable are the course goals?

9 svarande

I have not seen/read the goals»1 11%
The goals are difficult to understand»0 0%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»4 44%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»4 44%

Genomsnitt: 3.22

- The goals int the "kursplan" are a little vague» (The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer)
- It is possible to undestand the goals of the subject but it is complicated to demostrate it» (The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer)
- Although the goals are clear in writing, what I learnt was slightly different than what I expected to learn. I think the goals need to emphasise that the course focuses on teaching us a strong understanding of the underlying physics of astrophyscial dynamics phenomena, more than how to solve/simulate these problems.» (The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn)
- Alessandro is different every student who wish to learn alot will learn as much as they want. » (The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn)

4. Are the goals reasonable considering your background and the number of credits?

Answer this this question and the succeeding one, only if you do know the course goals.

8 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»0 0%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»7 87%
No, the goals are set too high»1 12%

Genomsnitt: 2.12

- I come from a mechanical engineering background, very different to the other students, and the goals still felt reasonable by the end of the course.» (Yes, the goals seem reasonable)

5. Did the examination assess whether you have reached the goals?

8 svarande

No, not at all»0 0%
To some extent»3 37%
Yes, definitely»5 62%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.62

- The examination was great but because of the nature of it, it would never be able to test the understanding of every goal (or even groups of goals) within the course.» (To some extent)
- The questions from the teacher after the presentation were nice, both asking about specifics of the current topic and more general questions about the content of the course» (Yes, definitely)
- The exposition you have to do is related with the goals you have reached» (Yes, definitely)

Teaching and course administration

6. To what extent has the teaching been of help for your learning?

9 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»1 11%
Large extent»1 11%
Great extent»7 77%

Genomsnitt: 3.66

- The lecturers enthusiasm helps keep interest levels high throughout the course. Unfortunately I do not understand much information that"s passed to me verbally and simply can"t get anywhere without refering to boring book material.» (Large extent)
- The teacher was excellent and I especially liked how he walked us through the steps to answer his questions if we couldn"t answer them ourselves» (Great extent)
- The lectures were the true highlight of the course. Well planned, nicely taught and very interesting.» (Great extent)
- The interaction between students and teacher do it possible.» (Great extent)

7. To what extent has the course literature and other material been of help for your learning?

9 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»5 55%
Large extent»2 22%
Great extent»2 22%

Genomsnitt: 2.66

- The notes were nice but I mostly learned through the teaching and preparing my examination» (Some extent)
- As it is encouraged that students from other disciplines attend the course I would like it if more references were given in the lecture notes to the basics of the topics being discussed i.e. references to chapters in course texts from some of the lower level physics texts (coming from a different background, I don"t know what they are)» (Some extent)
- It"s nice not to have to buy a book and Alessandro gives some good references too.» (Some extent)
- one thing was intresting about the course litreture is alessandro was copied them and well prefer for student.» (Great extent)

8. How well did the course administration, web page, handouts etc work?

6 svarande

Very badly»0 0%
Rather badly»1 16%
Rather well»1 16%
Very well»4 66%

Genomsnitt: 3.5

- no website at all» (?)
- as i told you before we didnt use web page for upload them alessandro preper them by himself.» (?)
- as there is no book officially followed, and lack of time, the handouts were to some extent understanbale» (?)
- It is possible to do better the exercises with more theory related with this. There is not web page but I think that it is not important. You are informed with emails.» (Rather badly)
- The administration worked well but it was important not to miss the lectures. It would have been nice with a course homepage where the lecture notes and information could be found.» (Rather well)
- The teacher was very systematic concerning handouts and scheduling the exam for example» (Very well)
- Lecturer showed that good organisation still requires a person with good organisational skills, and not the latest IT software/gadget.» (Very well)

Study climate

9. How were the opportunities for asking questions and getting help?

9 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»1 11%
Rather good»1 11%
Very good»7 77%
I did not seek help»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.66

- the teacher did not have enough time to put into questions» (Rather poor)
- In terms of the lecturers frendliness etc, it was great. However he"s a busy man and another face (a tutor for example) that has more time available for us to talk with them OUTSIDE of lecture hours would be appreciated. Unfortunately questions don"t always pop into ones head during a lecture, often afterwards.» (Rather good)
- Questions and discussion were greatly encouraged, making even the usually quiet class talkative» (Very good)
- It was obvious that you (Alessandro) took this very seriously. » (Very good)
- We should have asked more questions of course...» (Very good)

10. How well has cooperation between you and your fellow students worked?

9 svarande

Very poorly»0 0%
Rather poorly»0 0%
Rather well»2 22%
Very well»7 77%
I did not seek cooperation»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.77

- I am a very close person. It is not fault of everybody. It was a really good group of work» (Rather well)
- Specific teamwork exercises are a nice addition to a course» (Very well)
- The problem sessions helped alot in this respect. » (Very well)
- At first I was sceptical concerning the teamworks but they were actually the best part. I"ve never gotten to know my fellow students as well as I did now.» (Very well)

11. How was the course workload?

9 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»2 22%
Adequate»5 55%
High»2 22%
Too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3

- No homework and no usual exam makes for a low workload, not necessarily a bad thing but I don"t think this would be possible for all courses» (Low)
- This depends on what background you have, naturally. If you know some physics before it"s not difficult and if you know things about fluids as well then...» (Low)
- Generally low, but then very high for the presentation at the end. Perhaps the topic should be chosen earlier to balance this out.» (Adequate)
- It was not insanely much to do but some of the concepts were a bit tricky for a non astrophysicist and took time to process. A higher tempo might hurt students ability to absorb these.» (Adequate)
- very important and advanced topics in a very short time, so the efficiency was low» (High)

12. How was the total workload this study period?

9 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»2 22%
Adequate»4 44%
High»3 33%
Too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.11

- The gravitation course more than made up for any lack of workload from this course» (Adequate)

Summarizing questions

13. What is your general impression of the course?

9 svarande

Poor»0 0%
Fair»0 0%
Adequate»1 11%
Good»2 22%
Excellent»6 66%

Genomsnitt: 4.55

- I think with more time to ask questions outside of the lectures it would definitely be excellent.» (Good)
- I am a exchange student and this course and the interaction between students and teacher surprised me» (Good)
- One of the nicest and most pedagogical teachers I have ever had.» (Excellent)
- Alessandros way of teaching and connecting with his students is really great. I have never had a teacher who took so much care about hist students and who was so passionate about his teaching! Thanks for this great learning experience and the great atmosphere in the course!» (Excellent)
- I like the teacher very much » (Excellent)
- The thing I like the most is that we had to aquire and use some intuition about what happens in GMCs. I really like that the physics is emphasized and not the techniques in order to get results.» (Excellent)

14. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- Alessandro, never change. The exam in the form of a seminar should be preserved, it trains necessary skills for scientists»
- Exam, lecturer.»
- Exam, lectures, problem sessions, gastronomical applications ...»
- the way he teach and providing material for courses,in addition of group discussion »
- I would preserved the interaction, theory class.»
- The teamworks and gastronomical applications»
- the after course party, the contents»

15. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- The only thing I can think of is maybe show some more animations or simulations of astrophysical dynamics. Pictures are nice but it"s hard to appreciate the dynamics in them.»
- More help if possible.»
- A better course homepage would be nice.»
- nothing»
- I would improve the exercise class»
- I would have liked to get the lecture notes before they were done so that I could read them beforehand. But this ruins Alessandros lecture technique since he asks questions about what happens....»
- more time should be put into this course»

16. Additional comments

- Thank you Alessandro, brilliant course!»
- We had a very good time with a nice party at the end of the course, and i suggest that to all the teacher to learn from alessandro.»

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