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Applied industrial ecology, ENM021

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2008-03-10 - 2008-04-07
Antal svar: 28
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 80%
Kontaktperson: Ulrika Lundqvist»

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.

28 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»1 3%
Around 20 hours/week»10 35%
Around 25 hours/week»9 32%
Around 30 hours/week»6 21%
At least 35 hours/week»2 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.92

- mostly working on the assignment and reading the litterature» (Around 25 hours/week)
- A wild guess actually... It feels like much.» (Around 30 hours/week)

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

28 svarande

0%»0 0%
25%»3 10%
50%»3 10%
75%»12 42%
100%»10 35%

Genomsnitt: 4.03

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?

28 svarande

I have not seen/read the goals»3 10%
The goals are difficult to understand»0 0%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»12 42%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»13 46%

Genomsnitt: 3.25

- Have read the goals once but can not remember enough to give a comment» (I have not seen/read the goals)
- The exergy and thermodynamics parts are omitted!?» (The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer)
- Frameworks and toolboxes lectures should maybe follow the one on IE in general and only after begin with the different tools (MFA, Indicators, TA, ...), and there is no connection between the course and the exergy part (or it is not obvious)» (The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer)
- In a course like this it"s very hard to know how many details you have to know.» (The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer)
- It"s not very clear wether it"s an applied course or not. The exam was a bit too unapplied.» (The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer)
- But i didn"t think that the course goal was represented in the exam.» (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.

27 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»0 0%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»26 96%
No, the goals are set too high»1 3%

Genomsnitt: 2.03

- förutom exergy-delen.» (Yes, the goals seem reasonable)
- since Thermodynamics is not a prerequisite the exergy part is FUBAR» (No, the goals are set too high)

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

28 svarande

No, not at all»1 3%
To some extent»20 71%
Yes, definitely»6 21%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»1 3%

Genomsnitt: 2.25

- Given the nature and content of this course, the examination form does not assess whether we have reached the goals. The examination is all about (to 90%) learning by heart and trying to apply knowledge on imaginary examples which I believe is very far from how this area is applied in reality. Anyone can learn methods by heart but that does not stimulate the deep understanding of the subject. I would STRONGLY recommend another form of examination on this course next year. I believe a home exam would be ideal in this case, or perhaps another project or extended versions of the ones that already exist. Furthermore, I believe that you cannot assess a project based on a presentation. A what you write i a report and present in a presentation are two completely different things. If not write a report, maybe we should hand in an appendix with assumption, data, calculations etc to make the presentations more interesting.» (To some extent)
- blir mkt utantillkunskap inför tentan. tycker det hade varit mer relevant att ha fler assignments och ingen tenta. blir lätt löjligt när det blir massa utantillskorttidsminnekunskap och svårt att testa förståelse på en sån här kurs på tenta.» (To some extent)
- The question on exergy was ridiculous. There was no teaching to talk of and the question was on something not covered at all, and there was no prerequisite exergy course!!» (To some extent)
- Examination is not the best choice for this type of course. Workshops and assignments would better suit an applied course. Detailed questions about some author"s opinions is really out of the scope for understanding the concepts.» (To some extent)
- Too little applied and too much examination on the texts.» (To some extent)
- I really dont like questions that is about what an author says. It doesn´,t really show what you have learned. Most questions were good though.» (To some extent)
- to vague questions of the type "quess wich answer I am thinking of" aswers that was not found in the litterature but only on lectures. this should not be the case since lectures are not mandatory» (To some extent)
- Too detailed questions about texts in articles. My opinion is that it is relevant to know what is said in the articles, but not to know what a specific author says in a specific article (if it"s not a great breakthrough in the field). To just reel off lists from different articles doesn"t seem important to me.» (To some extent)
- It is really not a good examination form to have a written exam. The things I learned, I picked up from the projects.» (To some extent)
- What is not covered in the assignements is not really tested since the cource is best examined in the assignements, according to me. Is is a course about tools and tools are best teached by using them practically.» (To some extent)
- I think the exam was a very good representation of all study material. The only thing is that I expected little more emphasis on the articles about Frameworks and Toolboxes.» (Yes, definitely)

Teaching and course administration

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

28 svarande

Small extent»2 7%
Some extent»18 64%
Large extent»6 21%
Great extent»2 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.28

- Unfortunately, the lectures have not provided much more information than is available on the slides and literature. I would have liked more discussion and more examples about the methods, anyone can read a number points on a slide.» (Small extent)
- Isn"t this the same question as question number 10?» (Some extent)
- hade kanske hellre haft mer seminarie, diskussion, mer instuderingsuppgifter som redovisas varje vecka. det var välidgt bra i sustainable energy future kursen.» (Some extent)
- Too much repetition of what was already stated in the texts, would be better to be given another point of view of the tool.» (Some extent)
- To much information on the slides, need more examples» (Some extent)

7. To what extent has the seminar in the course on the concept Industrial ecology been of help for your learning?

28 svarande

Small extent»1 3%
Some extent»14 50%
Large extent»11 39%
Great extent»2 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.5

- The idea was very good, but conversations usually ended up in small talk. Little more guidance, or small presentations afterwards would be good to improve it.» (Some extent)
- hade varit bättre med fler seminarier» (Some extent)
- Even after the seminar the definition of Industrial Ecology is still a bit vague.» (Some extent)
- Did not attend the seminar but did a written report instead, too bad...» (Some extent)
- The most frutiful moments where the meetings between assignement groups and the examinator. » (Some extent)
- More discussion should be include in the course, maybe less hours of lecture and more seminar?» (Large extent)
- Good to have this type of discussion, should be more of this in the course! Eg. be given a homework of reading an article and then discuss this (instead of the lecturer saying what"s in the article) and then have a small assignment of this.» (Large extent)
- This is the kind of processes that stimulates learning and makes you think about the subject creatively.» (Great extent)

8. To what extent has the first assignment in the course on Industrial metabolism been of help for your learning?

28 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»4 14%
Large extent»15 53%
Great extent»9 32%

Genomsnitt: 3.17

- It was helpful for my learning. However 95% of the time was spent on finding data. I am aware of that is the reality of an MFA but it is not that developing. But if that was an objective to illustrate that fact it was good. I would have learned more if I could have focused more on the procedure and evaluation with data provided.» (Some extent)
- Most of the time was spent searching for data. The actual goals of the assignment should have been more clear in order to come to good results.» (Some extent)
- Research consumed too much time in relation to the skills generated. Grading felt a bit unevenly distributed between the groups. » (Some extent)
- man lär sig när man arbetar med detta själv, men svårt att förstå bara av genomgång. därför önskar jag fler instuderingsuppfiter, assignments, mindre tena.» (Large extent)
- Even though it is good learing for students to find a lot of data for a MFA, perhaps it can be made easier for students so that more time can be put into the anaysis part etc. Just a thought. The comment on asssignement 2 concerns this assignement as well.» (Large extent)
- but the use of indicators was REQUIRED and it was actually only SUGGESTED in the assignment guidelines, it is a shame to loose points for this reason.» (Great extent)
- Wow! Applied!» (Great extent)
- Very good, and applied!» (Great extent)
- Good assignment!» (Great extent)

9. To what extent has the second assignment in the course on Technology assessment been of help for your learning?

28 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»2 7%
Large extent»14 50%
Great extent»12 42%

Genomsnitt: 3.35

- It was a nice way to get to know Technology Assessment, but it wasn"t exactly rocket science. I mean, I think I would structure any kind of prospective assessment in a similar kind of way intuitively. However, the goals of this assignment were a lot clearer, so that work could be done more effectively.» (Some extent)
- Good assignements but I would prefer if there would be a report that is handed in instead of only presentation. 1. A report is according to me not only a way of presenting info but also a way of working with info and structure it for students. IT felt as if it became almost a bit "messy in my head" with only a presentation. Students often look at different parts and I think it is easier for everyone to have good insight and knowledge in all parts if the info is collected and merged in one report. 2. Should become easier and more fair to judge 40 h work * 3 students on a report together with a presentation anmd not on a presentation. Then students can be as ambitious as the pleace and still be able to present it all in a report and not be haveing to remove parts or rush through parts on a 20 minutes presentation. » (Large extent)
- It was very helpful and stimulating.» (Great extent)
- The guidelines was not clear, students need a lot of work just to prepare the exercise (maybe if we have a seminar on TA we could have more insight on this tool and be able to make a better work for the assignment)» (Great extent)
- Applied again!» (Great extent)
- Good assignment!» (Great extent)

10. To what extent has the lectures by Ulrika Lundqvist been of help for your learning?

28 svarande

Small extent»3 10%
Some extent»17 60%
Large extent»6 21%
Great extent»2 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.25

- See comments on question no 6.» (Small extent)
- Ulrika should be a bit more relaxed and try to speak more freely, if lectures really are necessary.» (Small extent)
- Even though I had the idea I understood everything pretty well during the lectures, I noticed that I really learned about all tools and frameworks while reading the articles and taking the time for it. A problem might be that the powerpoint slides are too full of text. More interactive lectures (during which the students are required to give their input) would definitively also help.» (Some extent)
- bra att slidesen delas ut på lektionen. hade varit bra med mer exempel på lektionerna. mer interaktion. mer seminarielikt.» (Some extent)
- Far too many slides and far too little time on each slide. There was no time to read what was on a slide before she continued to the next. This made it very difficult to grasp any of the content. She most often finished early, so there would have been time to slow down a little and let people read the texts...» (Some extent)
- I think there should be more of discussions and less of repeating of articles.» (Some extent)
- Too much text on the slides. More practical examples needed» (Some extent)
- I am thinking about if they could be done a bit different. It is hard to focus in class if what is said os too much as the info on the slides. The audience is easily lost there. » (Some extent)

11. To what extent has the lectures about Exergy (by Sten Karlsson) been of help for your learning?

28 svarande

Small extent»21 75%
Some extent»6 21%
Large extent»1 3%
Great extent»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.28

- He is unprepared, unable of explaining the purpose of the subject, unable to answer questions. I actually feel ashamed in front of the exchange students because of Steen. Chalmers should be better than this! He must practice his English!» (Small extent)
- unclear methods and calculations, no discussion possible during the lecture (possible but answer more confusing than helping), no connexion with the course» (Small extent)
- zero extent. men den fanns inte att välja.» (Small extent)
- Absolutely useless. He was not prepared and did not even seem to know himself what he wanted to say.» (Small extent)
- This man has lots of knowledge, but he might need to practice and improve his ability to lecture in english in order to get his message through.» (Small extent)
- There is still a big confusion of what this had to do with applied industrial ecology.» (Small extent)
- Good handouts concerning exergy» (Small extent)
- Completely worthless! He does not know the subject and he sure does no now how to lecture.» (Small extent)
- None actually. I am not fund of harsh comments but I do not consider Sten appropriate for teaching anything. His english knowledge is not nearly acceptable (pity the foreign students) and he is not "pedagogisk" at all. On top of this, he is lasy as in not prepared for lectures, not to mention the calculation exercises when he stands by the board, writing off solutions that he has not looked on since last year, if not longer ago. He even has the nerve to ask students of the class if it is correct since he has not done the type of calculations in a really long time. I do not consider it to be fair that exergy can lower our exam resutl, since if students manage it at all it is all due to early knowledge and not at all due to lectures and new knowledge from AIE. sorry for the harsh words but it is frustrating. » (Small extent)
- Sten"s lectures were very chaotic, but still he managed to teach me the basics of exergy.» (Some extent)
- Hard to relate the exergy concept to the rest of the course. Why was this part not included in Sten"s own course?» (Some extent)

12. To what extent has the lecture about Multi criteria analysis (by Ulrika Palme) been of help for your learning?

27 svarande

Small extent»7 25%
Some extent»17 62%
Large extent»3 11%
Great extent»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.85

- interesting discussions with the teacher but what were we suppose to learn during this lecture? (but MCA have been reviewed during the last summary lecture so OK!)» (Some extent)
- Her lecture was pretty good actually. I just knew a lot already from previous courses.» (Some extent)
- intressant.» (Some extent)
- This part felt very stand-alone.» (Some extent)
- More of an open discussion in this lecture, but she had no knowledge of our previous experiences in this field.» (Some extent)
- Quite boring...» (Some extent)

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

28 svarande

Small extent»2 7%
Some extent»8 28%
Large extent»14 50%
Great extent»4 14%

Genomsnitt: 2.71

- Too much reduntant and detailed stuff. Better to focus on a few tools and learn them well.» (Some extent)
- The ppt-slides=the articles. So there is not really any point in having both. I don"t think there should be so much to read in an applied course.» (Some extent)
- It has been very different.» (Large extent)
- literature on MFA too long! (Brunner and Rechberger)» (Large extent)
- de flesta artiklarna har varit bra. » (Large extent)
- Pretty good articled, but hands on experience is needed in order to understand the methods properly.» (Large extent)
- The course material was very good. Not too difficult, relevant, sometimes a little detailed which made me confused about how many details I should learn.» (Great extent)

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

28 svarande

Very badly»0 0%
Rather badly»0 0%
Rather well»17 60%
Very well»11 39%

Genomsnitt: 3.39

- I would spare a lot of time if the collection of articles could be provided in a compendium at cremona. It is difficult to find computers, printers, paper, tooner etc.» (Rather well)
- hade önskat tydligare besked om hur många poäng assignment ger i tidigare skede. literaturlista från dag 1. hade hellre haft kompendium än literatur på nätet. bra att få slidesen på lektionerna. hade önskat exempeltenta, instuderingsuppgifter.» (Rather well)
- What could have been done earlier is that things like points for assignements, points of grade etc should be clear from course start and not in study week 7.» (Rather well)
- Ulrika has sent a lot of emails to tell the students about many things. Everything was crystal clear.» (Very well)
- Very well organized structure.» (Very well)
- Very well organised course, everything organised and at hand at the student"s portal-» (Very well)
- Great administration.» (Very well)

Study climate

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

28 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»1 3%
Rather good»10 35%
Very good»15 53%
I did not seek help»2 7%

Genomsnitt: 3.64

- Ulrika tend to be a bit stressed when questions are asked during lectures.» (Rather good)
- Stens assignments were really bad...» (Rather good)
- Ulrika is very helpful!» (Very good)
- handledningmötena har varit mkt bra.» (Very good)
- Good to have meetings with Ulrika for the assignments, this gave room to also ask other questions.» (Very good)
- Only asked Ulrika for help and she was always eager to help. » (Very good)

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

28 svarande

Very poorly»0 0%
Rather poorly»1 3%
Rather well»7 25%
Very well»20 71%
I did not seek cooperation»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.67

- As an international student I almost automatically ended up in the international students group. For us it would have been nicer if the groups were created by the teacher.» (Rather well)
- har varit kul och givande att jobba ihop. » (Very well)
- Good to work in groups.» (Very well)

17. How was the course workload?

28 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»1 3%
Adequate»17 60%
High»10 35%
Too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.32

- Too much time was spent on researching the projects. (In comparison to the pay-off.)» (High)

18. How was the total workload this study period?

28 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»1 3%
Adequate»19 67%
High»6 21%
Too high»2 7%

Genomsnitt: 3.32

- there is no possibility for students to take 3 courses if taking AEI and EPI» (High)
- I did an extra course.» (Too high)
- Due to other things than school» (Too high)

Summarizing questions

19. What is your general impression of the course?

28 svarande

Poor»0 0%
Fair»2 7%
Adequate»17 60%
Good»9 32%
Excellent»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.25

- Good material but there should be another approach with more examples and discussions.» (Adequate)
- det är en viktig kurs, men kändes inte bra att ha tenta på det. hade varit bättre med fler assignement, instuderinguppgifter m.m. se nedan.» (Adequate)
- not exciting, but useful. I think it would have been better with only assignments, seminars or quizzes and no exam. » (Adequate)
- As mentioned, the course didn"t fit to the regular read-and-examinate-model.» (Adequate)
- Very good content, has big potential! There should be more of discussions and assignments and less of the ordinary lectures (we can read about the concepts ourselves). And there shouldn"t be any exam but a project. This would test our possibilities to apply better than an exam. Another alternative is that performed assignments give a pass, and to get a better grade you write an exam. It would be better to have more and smaller assignments, so we can try all the methods. Maybe we don"t have to look for data in all of these, but at least try it in one. » (Adequate)
- Interesting assignments» (Adequate)
- Remove the exergy part completely please. It had nothing to do in the course as it was this year...» (Adequate)

20. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- technology assessement»
- The assignments and the seminar. »
- The seminar.»
- Seminar and assignment»
- The projetcs»
- The seminar and the assignments, but perhaps in a modified way.»
- att ha case. Bra att ha MFA och TA. Hade hellre haft fler case och ingen tenta. Bra att man fick välja case-grupp själv och bra att inte vara mer än tre i en grupp. Jag gillar kontinuerligt arbete så hade gärna haft fler assignment, men mindre,som tex redovisats varje vecka, och på så sätt gå igenom alla tools. fler semenarier»
- The assignments»
- The assignments»
- The assisgnment, but give more guidance and more clear instructions next time»
- assignments, preferably more or deeper but with more help»
- Assignments.»
- environmental tools and how human activity affects nature environment»
- The assignments, should be more of this (but all don"t have to be so extensive). It is good that we practise on doing oral presentations!»
- Good scope of tools and concepts.»
- The assignments»
- Assignments»
- The two assignments»
- The seminar and the assignments»
- The assignments»
- Assignements but with a report and presentation»

21. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- exergy part»
- The exergy part. To hard to understand such concept quickly.»
- Steen and the exergy (why do we have it in this course), the form of examination. Compendium with articles.»
- more seminars or discussions, more guidelines for assignments, exergy??»
- Skip the exergy part, it feels like this part has very little to do with the rest of the course.»
- The exergy part, unless it can be integrated in the course better.»
- Exergin borde tas bort. Vi kan få lära oss om vad exergi är och hur det kan användas som verktyg, tex exergy analysis. Men känns felplacerat att börja räkna termodynamik. Och om ni inte tar bort exergin så kan inte Sten ha den nästa år. Det är under all kritik, både språkmässigt, innehållsmässigt och pedagogikmässigt. Känns pinsamt särkilt inför utbytesstudenterna att chalmers inte håller okej kvalitet på undervisningen. Eller så får sten bli sjukt mkt bättre. detta upplever jag som en allmän uppfattning i klassen»
- The part about exergy was not adapted to the prerequisites of the course.»
- The exergy part!!! Maybe skip the exam but have more assignments.»
- The exergy part and ocus more on the applied part over all»
- remove exergy»
- Get rid of exergy or make it applied.»
- pay more attention to sustainable development both from the energy and environmental aspects»
- The part about exergy, was not so well connected to the course. If the exergy should be included i think that there at least should be an exercise as was intended. »
- I am really glad to have learned about these different tools(MFA, TA, MCA, LCA, Indicators etc ...), however my opinion is that a written examination is not a good examination form for this course. This is the type of subject where you learn-by-doing. To learn by heart the enumerated list of how an MFA is done or an indicator created does not feel really insightful. As an improvement, I would sugest, maybe to have four smaller presentations, perhaps that on top of the MFA and TA, also an MCA and Indicator study could be done. Instead of having each project presentation during 20minutes, perhaps 10 would suffice. Gradings could be based on the presentations and groups could be set randomly for each of the four projects. Good luck planning the course next year! / roland»
- The exergy part, needs to be clarified what this is doing in the course. Reduce the number of lectures, increase number of assignments and think about whether an exam really examines our knowledge the best.»
- Consider having all of the exergy in Sten"s own course.»
- The exergy part - should perhaps be more applied.»
- Perhaps the exergy part. Mabey it would have been better to have a hand in on exergy and skip the exergy part on the exam?»
- No exam, more projects, TAKE AWAY EXERGY!!!»
- exergy part - remove»

22. Additional comments

- Good and valuable course.»
- I still think that this course is not "applied" enough to carry that name.»
- I think that additional assignments would have been more appropriate than an exam.»
- Maybe the lecturers should take a course in presentation/english to improve their skills»
- Very good lecture, from which I can learn a lot about industrial ecology. These tools and frameworks will help me more when I face with analyzing some envrionmental problems.»
- I think there were too much theory and too little applied on the exam.»
- To learn some of the tools just for the exam provides with very shallow learning that might disappear quickly.»

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