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Ditlev E. Brodersen receives ST Education Award

The ST Education Award 2017 goes to Associate Professor Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen for his contribution to increasing the quality of teaching at ST, not only through his own engaging teaching style, but also for developing a new tool that is available to all teachers.

2017.08.28 | Lisbeth Heilesen

Ditlev E. Brodersen. Photo: Tamo Meijburg.

Science and Technology has again this year awarded six prizes to staff at the faculty. The six ST Awards were presented in connection with the ST SUMMER HANGOUT on Friday 25 August 2017.

Recognition is important. Recognition is the key to what motivates us to make great efforts. Recognition of specific achievements focuses attention on our values. Giving recognition is something we are not always good enough at doing in our busy lives. This is something where there is much room for improvement.

To celebrate members of staff who have made great efforts – generally and during the year that has passed since last year’s summer celebration – we present six prizes that give recognition. The six prizes are awarded in different areas, and each one consists of a diploma and the sum of DKK 10,000. The six prizes are:

ST Education Award: Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic
ST Industrial Collaboration Award: Mogens Sandø Lund, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
ST Science Award: Lars Hestbjerg Hansen, Department of Environmental Science
ST TAP Award: Jacques Chevallier,  Department of Physics and Astronomy  and iNANO
ST Talent Award: William Joyce, Department of Bioscience,
ST Public Sector Consultancy Award: Hanne Damgaard Poulsen, Department of Animal Science

Photo: Science and Technology

Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen:

Associate Professor Brodersen is a very dedicated teacher, who for many years has been at the forefront of the work involved in modernising the traditional styles of teaching. Starting with the need to activate students to a greater extent, at the same time as improving written communication, he developed on his own initiative curriculearn.dk – the web-based teaching system that benefits many students and other teachers.

Using the curriculearn.dk platform, teachers can send written exercises to their students, who then respond online within a specified deadline. Once the answers have been submitted, they are sent for peer review by fellow students, who provide feedback and comments after they have answered the question themselves and seen the teacher’s response. In contrast to existing systems based on multiple choice questions, curriculearn.dk supports assignments and answers in free text form, which to a greater extent reflects the Danish form of examination. The students become stronger in their written formulation, and their learning is strengthened by being actively involved in assessing each other’s answers.