Pedagogic Ambassadors

Pedagogic Ambassadors are teachers at SDU who are trying out different ways to engage students through active and effective approaches to teaching and learning. You can read more below about what is happening in the different faculties and you are welcome to contact any Pedagogic Ambassador to find out more.


Anette Grønning,
Associate Professor, HUM
Department for the Study of Culture,
Tlf.: 6550 4039,
Email: ahg@sdu.dk

“I have taken elements of it (e-learning activities) into my other courses; it has changed my life as a teacher.”

  • Salmon’s 5 stage model
  • Discussion Boards, Wikis and Blogs
  • Adobe Connect

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Henrik Skov Midtiby,
Postdoc, TEK
The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute,
Tlf.: 2135 6105
Email: hemi@mmmi.sdu.dk

Henrik teaches a course on Maths and Physics to 1st year Chemical Engineering students.

“I would like to help them learn but I know I am not able to just stand at the blackboard and write something down so they understand it directly. They need to work with it themselves.”

  • Weekly plan which includes: learning goals, pre-session preparation, links to Youtube videos, session outline, exam questions to practise
  • Student Response System - http://socrative.com/
  • Students correcting students´ work supported with correction guidance from the teacher
  • Teacher´s correction guidance includes assessment criteria
  • Peer teaching – showing learning by presenting arguments
  • Videos showing how to solve Mathematics problems created by the teacher and uploaded to Youtube

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Henrik Sproedt,
Former Assistant Professor, TEK
SPIRE - Mads Clausen Institute,
Email: henriksproedt@gmail.com

Henrik taught engineering students in the study program Innovation and Business. His teaching is strongly inspired by teaching experiences in IT Product Design.

Although Henrik no longer works at SDU he is happy to be contacted regarding his approaches to teaching and learning.

“The approach I use is dependent on their participation, what will not work and I also reject working like that is if students come to consume my teaching. I need their participation and reflection, the minimum I need is their reaction and the best I can get is their active reflection, surprisingly often that happens and typically there’s a typical process.”

  • Introductory Lecture
  • Development Workshop including, critical analysis and peer review
  • Group Presentations no PPT allowed!

Also trialing: course designed e-book, wiki and blog

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Judith Parus,
Teacher, BSS
Department of Environmental and Business Economics,
Tlf.: 6550 4146,
Email: parus@sam.sdu.dk

"A student said: “this is where we learnt to talk with each other and present our findings” because it provides them with a new skills set."

  • Student presentations
  • Participatory activities including continuua
  • Wikis
  • Shakespeak
  • Pair -share using post-its

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Julie Emontspool,
Assistant Professor, BSS
Institute for Marketing and Management
Tlf.: 6550 3239
Email: juli@sam.sdu.dk

Julie teaches different sociological and anthropological courses on globalisation theories, applied to marketing and management to Bachelor and Masters students.

“I have an active learning approach to all my classes. I don’t do hour long monologues in any of my classes, I really don’t like that. So there’s always going to be some questions to answer, some voting by raising hands, some group work and different assignments during the year.”

  • Peer feedback
  • Students select and present relevant theories in class
  • Wikis and Blogs
  • Student voting
  • Individual to small groups to full class discussion

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Steven Breunig,
Associate Professor, HUM
Department of Language and Communication,
Tlf.: 6550 2287
Email: steven.breunig@sdu.dk

“I intentionally assign the groups in order to mix them up so each group had at least one international student. So now they have to reflect on working with differences.”

  • Writing to learn exercises
  • Dialogic sessions
  • Student presentations
  • Concept Mapping
  • Feedback
  • Diversity
  • Journal Tool (Blackboard)

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