Experts in Teamwork - for village supervisors - Kunnskapsbasen
Experts in Teamwork - for village supervisors
- What is my responsibility as a village supervisor?
- What are my tasks as a village supervisor?
- Start date
- Activities and deadlines for village supervisors autumn 2023
- What is the online presentation of the village?
- Resources for students, village supervisors and learning assistants
- Reference group and reference group meeting
- Evaluation of the course (village) and writing a course report
Here you can find an overview of work tasks, seminars and important dates for you as a village supervisor in Experts in Teamwork.
På norsk: Eksperter i team – for landsbyledere
What is my responsibility as a village supervisor?
Your responsibility as a village supervisor is to support the students in an EiT village, so that they can develop teamwork skills, and practice communicating and applying their academic expertise.
This requires you to plan and go through with the village days in cooperation with the learning assistants, and to ensure that you use EiT’s experience-based teaching method.
The village supervisor has to work both in the autumn semester (preparation) and in the spring semester (during the actual village days).
What are my tasks as a village supervisor?
- familiarize yourself with the course description (pdf)
- develop a village theme and a web presentation that attracts students from across disciplines (see how to create a web presentation below)
- participate in EiTs courses and seminars that help develop you as a village supervisor
- establish and coordinate cooperation with the working life
- familiarize yourself with the attendance rules for the students, and take attendance
- plan and go through with the village days in cooperation with the learning assistants
- be a discussion partner for the learning assistants in their effort in facilitating the group processes
- lead and be present in the village, arrange for and guide the student groups
- inform the students about the learning material
- provide feedback on submitted work during the semester / intensive period
- support the implementation of the student survey
- conduct oral presentations for projects, as well as dialogues about the teamwork
- hold reference group meetings, and ensure that a form is completed (EiT reference group report - see procedure below)
- write a course report and distribute it to current students enrolled in the course, the Head of Department, the Head of EiT and the Head(s) of the Study Programme
In sum, the village supervisor's most important task is to support the students in an EiT village, so that they can develop teamwork skills, and practice communicating and applying their academic expertise.
What is the estimated workload?
The total workload is 240 hours. Village supervisors spend approximately 80 hours on preparation in the autumn, and approximately 160 hours with the village and grading students in spring.
The intensive villages start on Monday 8. January 2024, and the semester-based villages start on Wednesday 10 January 2024.
See also the list of important dates for intensive and semester based villages.
Activities and deadlines for village supervisors autumn 2023
- Q&A: Online presentation of the village
17. Aug, 12:00-13:00 (Norwegian) and 14:00-15:00 (English)
Digital workshop for all village supervisors, where you could ask questions and discuss challenges related to the online presentation with persons in the EiT Academic Section.
- Deadline: Web presentation of your village must be submitted to the faculty contact person.
Latest 1. sept
- Information meeting: What is EiT?
03. Oct. 13:00-14:00 (Norwegian) and 14:15-15:15 (English)
Online meeting for new village supervisors and all learning assistants. Basic information about the course Experts in Teamwork.
- Start-up meeting for Gjøvik and Ålesund.
3. Oct, 14:00. Invitation by email.
Get together for LL and LA in Gjøvik og Ålesund and onboarding for the learning assistants.
- Online course on learning design and group dynamics
Invitation by email. Date of publication: TBA.
For village supervisors and learning assistants. Content: theory on learning, group dynamics, facilitation, student projects and project development.
- EiT in practice - obligatory for new village supervisors
Arranged from 7.-10., Nov. (Trondheim Spektrum), 14. Nov. (Gjøvik). 08:30-16:00.
Full day seminar about the practical implementation of EiT. New village supervisors in Ålesund attend one of the seminars in Trondheim. Only the seminar on 10. Nov is held in English.
- The village spring 2024 - obligatory for all village supervisors
One day during the period 16-21. Nov, 08:30-13:30. 21. Nov in English.
Digital seminar. Get to know your learning assistants, discuss and share experiences and with other village supervisors, start planning your village.
- Project Design in Practice - voluntarily for all village supervisors
23. Nov, 12:00-15:00. Digital seminar.
In-depth discussions on the topic of EiT student projects and project development, try out exercises that focus on project and project development, share experiences and ideas with other EiT village supervisors and ask questions to the EiT Academic Section.
- Assessment workshop - recommended for all village supervisors
28. Nov. 09:15-11:00 (Norwegian) and 12:15-14:00 (English).
Digital workshop for all village supervisors about what constitutes the content of the process report in EiT and the assessment of the report. The aim is that it will become clearer what this report consists of, how it is created and what the requirements are. This clarification might contribute to the preparation for and conduction of the teaching and grading at the end of the course.
- Workshop on virtual learning environment in EiT
Part 1: 6. Dec. Part 2: 12.. Dec. 14.00-15.30 both dates.
Workshop for village supervisors who will conduct their village in whole or in part virtually. Main focus: Digital relation building, how to make students work more as a team and share experiences.
- Deadline: You send an invitation/welcome message by e-mail or in Blackboard to the students in your village.
Latest: 12. Dec.
What is the online presentation of the village?
Each village is presented on the Experts in Teamwork web page in the autumn semester. This presentation is what helps the students choose their village. The online presentation is consequently one of the most important tools in recruiting students to the village, and it is your responsibility as village supervisor.
On 17 August 2023, EiT is organizing a Q&A on the web description of the village. Here you could ask questions and discuss challenges related to the presentation with persons in the EiT Academic Section. You will receive an email with an invitation.
How do I proceed?
You have to download and fill out a template for the online presentation of your village (.docx). You then send this document to your EiT contact person at your faculty, who ensures that it is published (see contact details here). Deadline for submission of the presentation to the faculty contact person is 1 September.
The online presentations are published 1 October, and the students’ deadline to decide which villages they want to join is 1 November.
See *Online presentation of the EiT Village: What, Why and How? *(PDF) for guidance on choosing a village title, the use of images and what you should write about in the presentation of the village.
Here are some examples, in Norwegian, of how to fill out the template, and what the presentation will look like when it is published. Please note that these presentation samples are not actual presentations from previous years.
- Example 1: "Bærekraftig framtid"
- Example 2: "Fremtidens skip"
- Example 3: "Økt turisme til norske kulturskatter"
Resources for students, village supervisors and learning assistants
We have gathered all material for the implementation of the village in an "NTNU-BOX" with resources for implementation for both physical and digital EiT villages. The content is divided by language, target group and then content. The material in NTNU BOX will be updated during the autumn.
Important materials for the students
This is located in a subfolder for each language Norwegian and English, and we request that the content here be uploaded to Blackboard for easy access for students. This will be the contents of the student folder:
- Guide for students. This is also available directly on the website for EiT students.
- Book of reflections for students as pdf
- Guide for and login to online course for students (uploaded to BOX Jan. 04 2023)
- List of literature. The list contains recommended literature, including the texts from the EiT compendium (the compendium was uploaded to BOX Dec. 20 2022).
Teaching materials for village supervisors and learning assistants
This is available for village supervisors and learning assistants in separate folders in "NTNU-BOX":
- Presentations for use in the village
- Material for exercises for use in the village
- Material from the EiT seminars
Materials for digital implementation of villages and EiT activities in the folder for English villages (was published Dec. 14 2022)
Other EiT material
- The EiT book (only for village supervisors and learning assistants) in paper version has been distributed earlier, digitally it is available as a separate tab in the online course.
- The Book of reflection in paper version has been distributed to learning assistants and village supervisor previously. For the students, it is available as a pdf in the student folder in “NTNU-BOX". Also see the presentation on reflection writing.
Together with the learning assistants, you as the village leader will facilitate that the students gain an increased understanding of and skills in interdisciplinary collaboration. This online course provides an introduction to key concepts that form the basis of EiT's pedagogical platform. The course includes the following topics that can be viewed independently:
- Student active learning
- Student project and project development
- Facilitation as a pedagogical method
- Group dynamics
- Virtual collaboration
A version for students of resp. Norwegian and English are made available via a pdf in the folder for students, which we ask you to upload to Blackboard.
Recommended platforms for digital teaching
- See preliminary findings from the digital villages held in Spring 2020, presented at the Webinar festival 25 November.
- Read the article "Slik taklet studentene digitalt opplegg i EiT" in Universitetsavisa (Norwegian only).
Reference group and reference group meeting
In all villages, feedback must be obtained from the students through reference groups, according to NTNU’s system for quality assurance of education.
The village supervisor is responsible for creating a reference group in the village. A representative for each student team and the village supervisor must participate. In addition, the learning assistants, the teaching assistant, a representative from the department/faculty and a representative from the EiT Section are invited to participate.
The reference group must submit proposals for measures to improve students’ learning outcomes in EiT.
At least one reference group meeting must be held during the semester or intensive period. After the reference group meeting, the village supervisor is responsible for ensuring that a reference group report is completed and published. You can find more information here.
Evaluation of the course (village) and writing a course report
As course coordinator you should evaluate your course (village) and your evaluations should be presented in a course report. You may read more about quality assurance of the education at NTNU, evaluation and development of courses and course reports elsewhere.
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