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Teaching

2 June 2021 (Updated 30 June 2021)

Scenario LOW is valid for autumn semester 2021

The President of KTH has 1 June 2021 decided (V-2021-0421) that teaching and examination from and including 29 August 2021 and onwards shall be carried out according to the scenario low, which means the campus is open.

The text from the President decision on the covid pages on the intranet

"From pandemic to pedagogical progress" interview with Vice-President for Education

Clarification on the use of halls during the beginning of the autumn term

Comprehensive information is gathered in this article published on 30 June 2021: Instructions on use of halls and measures in KTH´s premises for HT21

Description of the activity area

The activity area teaching covers all activities carried out where students participate to learn a course content, but are not part of a practical or laboratory nature. In teaching, activities where physical presence on campus are essential, are distinguished from activities where campus presence has no or little significance for students' learning and the ability to achieve the course's intended learning outcomes.

Clear need for physical interaction

Teaching activities with a clear need for physical interaction are learning activities that are not part of a practical or laboratory nature, but where students' learning and the ability to achieve the course's intended learning outcomes benefit from campus teaching. Examples of such activities are:

  • Scheduled teaching, with a high degree of cooperation, social presence, and interactivity between teachers and students, and between students, of such a nature that is difficult to develop via a digital meeting
  • Teaching where the design of the premises has a central role in the implementation of the activity
  • Teaching involves several people interacting with the same physical objects (such as a lab kit or a physical model). For the teaching of practical nature, see the field of activity Practical and laboratory education .

Without/little need for physical interaction

Teaching activities without or with little need for physical interaction are learning activities where students' learning and the ability to achieve the course's intended learning outcomes benefit from the teaching taking place digitally, or can be carried out equally well in both the physical and digital environments. Examples of such activities are:

  • Scheduled teaching where teachers have developed the ability to conduct teaching in the digital environment with a high degree of collaboration, social presence, and interactivity
  • Teaching that is more of an mediating character.

General guidelines

For all teaching, activities where teachers have developed the ability to conduct digital teaching with equivalent or higher quality as campus teaching, will continue to be carried out digitally.

Comprehensive guidelines due to COVID-19

LOW

Both teaching activities that have a clear need for physical interaction and those that do not need physical interaction may be carried out on campus.

In all teaching elements without a clear need for physical interaction, the student should be able to take part in the teaching afterwards through, e.g. recording or shared lecture notes.

MEDIUM

Teaching activities with clear needs for physical interaction may be carried out on campus. Teaching activities without the need for physical interaction are carried out digitally.

In all teaching activities without a clear need for physical presence, the student should be able to take part in the teaching through streaming or recording.

Courses with at least two parallel sessions (e.g. exercises, tutorial sessions, seminars) should also offer digital sessions.

HIGH

Teaching activities with apparent needs for physical interaction may be carried out on campus to a limited extent after special approval from the Director of First and Second Cycle Education (GA). Teaching activities without the need for physical interaction are carried out digitally.