Educator´s Day

The Educator´s Day is 13 June from 13.00 – 17.00, being a half day for teachers within logistics / SCM to network, share experiences and inspire each other. It includes a plenary session as well as specialized workshops.

Are our courses and educations fit for purpose?

Theme

Our courses in logistics form part of many types of educations with several different purposes. Some courses are part of engineering educations completely focused on the logistics, while other courses may form part of e.g. broader business educations within social sciences or specialised mathematically focused educations within natural sciences.

But how do we make sure that our research are dissiminated in relevant ways through the wide range of courses and educations we are involved in?

The educators day adresses this issue by bringing together teachers, educational planners and employers from different branches of industry for sharing ideas and perspectives.

Preliminary program

The program will consist of plenary presentations with different perspectives on the theme and workshops where participants can collaborate on ideas of enhancing own courses and educations.

Presentations and Debate

  • What types of logistical knowledge, skills and competences are sought after in different industries and i different types of positions?
    • Presentation by nordic industri leaders and SMEs.
  • What types of knowledge, skills and competences do different types of educations develop?
    • Presentations by educational planners from different forms of educations.
  • How do we integrate academic learning with industri?
    • Presentations by educators with different types of course designs.

Schedule

13.00-13.15Arrival and Sandwich
13.15-13.30Welcome and Setting the scene
• Jesper Piihl, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, SDU
13.30-13.50Employers perspectives:
Which challenges are we struggling with now and in the future?
• Kenneth Sandgaard, Business Development Manager, FREJA Transport & Logistics A/S
• Esben W. Kristoffersen, Supply Chain Manager, australian bodycare
13.50-14.00Debating the challenges – and does it have implications for the students we are educating in the future?
14.15-14.35Educational planning perspectives:
How are our educations composed? Which types of knowledge, skills and competences do we intend our graduates to possess?
• Jan Stentoft, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, SDU
• Anna Fredriksson, Department of Science and Technology, Linköbing University
14.35-15.00Debating the educations for the future – how should our educations be composed to meet the future challenges in the area?
15.15-15.35Teachers perspective:
How are specific courses organized? What are our intentions, structures and struggles?
• Christopher Rajkumar, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, SDU
• Anna Fredriksson, Department of Science and Technology, Linköbing University
15.35-16.00Debating the future of course designs in our area and future links between employer perspectives, educations and courses.
16.00-16.45Buffer, break and further discussions

Location
Educator´s day will take place at the venue for the NOFOMA conference:
University of Southern Denmark – Campus Kolding
Universitetsparken 1
6000 Kolding
DENMARK
Room: 31.09 located on the 3th floor