dghd Jahrestagung vom 4. bis 6. März 2013 in Magdeburg

Keynote Speaker 2. Tag

Dr. Thomas Olsson

Thomas Olsson

Thomas Olsson is working in academic development in the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University. He is a Senior Lecturer and holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Thomas Olsson has an extensive experience in systems for rewarding excellent teaching; pedagogical aspects of tenure and promotion; and research projects in relation to excellence in teaching and learning. He has been a leading person during the development of a reward system in the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University – The Pedagogical Academy – which has had a profound impact on the culture of engineering education. He is also a member of the Pedagogical Academy himself. Furthermore, Thomas Olsson has played an active role in the steering group of a national Swedish project on excellence in university teaching. He has held several workshops, seminars and key-notes about reward systems for excellence in university teaching, nationally and internationally. Recent publications include articles and conference papers about the cultural aspects of rewarding teaching excellence; a model for analysing scholarly approaches to teaching and learning; theoretical aspects in relation to the model; the scholarship of teaching and learning as a strategy for institutional change; and the assessment process in engineering education.


// Abstract: Assessing and Rewarding Excellent Academic Teachers - experiences from Lund University