Aalborg Technical Gymnasium Higher Technical Exam (HTX): -upper secondary level /6th form (16-19 years) -students continue at university or other further education -emphasis on technical and natural sciences -emphasis on problem based learning, learning from theory and practice, innovation, design, ICT and a social and environmental perspective
Study lines (2½ year) Introduction (½ year) Structure and subjects Compulsary Upgrading depending on study line English Math Danish Depending on study line and choice Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Communication /IT, Social science, Technology history Study area part 2 -Themes planned between subjects Technical main –students projects Technology –student projects Study area part 1 -Themes in the areas of technology, social and natural sciences Design, innovation, programming, economy, german a.o.
A typical student -16-19 years -From non-academic background -Has chosen this school by active choise -Has ambitions for his future -Likes the idea of combining theoretical and practical work -Has a job -Likes pc-games, but doesn’t like to read books -Finds math and science hard, but likes school and feels he understands what’s going on. -Doesn’t always make homework or bring his books -Plans his time, but finds that he has problems with self discipline
Majors –Sankelmarksgade Communication and media Physics, math and philosophy Clothing and design After ½ year of introduction, the students chooses a study line of 2½ year
Majors –Øster Uttrupvej Physics, math and philosophy Chemistry and biology Biology and math Industrial design Entrepneurship
<ul><li>ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Most students have laptops –can be borroved at school as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless network in class rooms and study areas </li></ul><ul><li>The Conference system, Fronter, is used for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students give in their assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students portfolio and portfolio evaluation aimed at central student competences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project work, students logs, feedback to project groups etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teams and teachers sharing and developing materials </li></ul></ul>
Learning activities Everyday life involves lessons in theory, classroom discussions, problem solving, assignments, cooperation, exercises, training, laboratory exercises.
Testing theory in practice - learning theory from practice. Learning activities
Students work in problem based projects ½ -1½ days a week Learning activities: Problem based learning Formulating a problem >Researching a problem >Developing solutions to problems >Testing solutions to problems
Learning activities Design and product development with social, technical, environmental, ethical and /or economical perspectives
Design contest and exhibition in the town centre Learning activities Events