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KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm is the largest, oldest and the most international technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at the university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management, teacher education and urban planning.

Teachers and researchers from KTH's School of Education and Communication of Engineering Sciences (ECE) participate in this project. ECE is the newest school among the 10 schools at KTH, created in 2011. The contemporary library and the forward-thinking learning were the starting points for the formation of ECE. The school is an integral part of the educational development, research and learning at KTH. At the Department of Learning at ECE, the mission is to support and streamline the teaching at KTH and to be responsible for building a first-class technological education for secondary school teachers. The department also fosters the science education centre, House of Science, which is a science and technology laboratory totally devoted to school classes (age of students: 12-19).

In the GRASS project, the Department of Learning takes part in developing new pedagogical approaches that foster development and assessment of soft skills and competences, as well as in developing and applying a range of supporting didactic tools. It also participates in the related teacher training, as well as in a range of evaluation, quality assurance and dissemination activities.

The project team from KTH/ECE includes:

Stefan Hrastinski, PhD
Lead researcher

Email: 
stefanhr@kth.se

Lena Gumaelius, PhD
Researcher

Email: 
lenagu@kth.se

Inga-Britt Skogh, PhD
Researcher

Email: 
ibskogh@kth.se

Kristina Pashnikova
Administration manager

Email: 
kpas@kth.se