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Englund, Andreas
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Grönlund, E., Englund, A., Barthelson, M. & Fröling, M. (2014). Ecotechnics/Ecotechnology in Östersund – 30 years of entrepreneurship focused education. In: Caczala F., Lundström J., Rosenlund J., Hogland W. (Ed.), : . Paper presented at Linnaeus ECO-TECH 2014, Kalmar, Sweden, November 24-26, 2014.
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2014 (English)In: / [ed] Caczala F., Lundström J., Rosenlund J., Hogland W., 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

1983 was the starting year for an interdisciplinary and sustainability oriented education program at the former university college in Östersund, located in the Mid Sweden mountain region. In this paper – 30 years later - the different phases that the educational program has passed over the years is examined with an entrepreneurial focus. In 1983 the “slogan” for the education was: “Ecology, economy and technology in cooperation for sustainable development”. One of the main ideas was to have a problem solving and entrepreneurial focus in the education. The goal was that the students should be prepared to start their own businesses after graduating, based on ideas they had developed during the education. The first years the program was two years in length, partly based on the idea to not “wear out” eager entrepreneurs with too many study years. Later a third year was added, to fulfill the bachelor’s level. In the late 1990’s the education had become part of Mid Sweden University, which during that period were struggling for full University status. This put pressure towards “academization” of the education program, which had its benefits but also its problems from the entrepreneurship angle. During the first decade after the millennia shift the education took a more international focus attracting students from many countries all over the world.  A Master’s level was also added to the program and the first graduate students received their Ph.D. during this period. The latest development is to split the Bachelor’s program into three “sister” programs: the Ecoengineers with a more traditional engineer focus (but still interdisciplinary), the Ecoentrepreneurs with less chemistry and math, but more social entrepreneur and green procurement courses, and the Ecotechnology students standing in between as the most interdisciplinary students.

National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23521 (URN)
Conference
Linnaeus ECO-TECH 2014, Kalmar, Sweden, November 24-26, 2014
Available from: 2014-11-28 Created: 2014-11-28 Last updated: 2014-12-03Bibliographically approved
Grönlund, E., Barthelson, M., Englund, A., Carlman, I., Fröling, M., Jonsson, A. & van den Brink, P. (2014). Ekoteknik (Ecotechnics / Ecotehcnology) – 30 Years of Experience in Interdiciplinery Education. In: Proceedings of the 20th International Sustainable Development Research Conference Trondheim 18-20 June 2014: Resilience – the new research frontier. Paper presented at 20th International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Trondheim, 18-20 June, 2014 (pp. 17-21). Trondheim: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Product Design
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2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the 20th International Sustainable Development Research Conference Trondheim 18-20 June 2014: Resilience – the new research frontier, Trondheim: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Product Design , 2014, p. 17-21Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

An important part of a society’s resilience is how prepared it is to cope with the changing conditions during the alpha and omega phases according to resilience theory. Lars Thofelt, an academic from the mid Sweden region, early recognized this need for students to develop skills needed for a societal change, and devoted his life to pedagogy suitable for this. The main outcome of his achievement was the interdisciplinary university program in Ecotechnics/Ecotechnology (Ekoteknik in Swedish), at Mid Sweden University. Ecology, economy and technology in cooperation for sustainable development were the original approach, and still are.Thofelt’s ideas had a main focus of helping students develop their inherent capabilities of solving problems and overcome obstacles. After Thofelt’s 12 years at the program his ideas were carried on by former colleagues and students, and the teaching further developed with a mix of the Thofelt tradition and other experiences brought in by new employees. This paper describes this interdisciplinary teaching approach with special focus on development of resilience capacity in students.It was concluded that 1) a key element to develop resilience skills in students is to push them to a self-propelled learning behavior rather than traditional teaching, 2) not too easily provide the students with answers will develop their problem solving skills, 3) doing-before-reading teaching is more time consuming but seem to give deeper knowledge, 4) interdisciplinary teaching will in the long run benefit from having the interdisciplinary team within the department, rather than as a conglomerate of several departments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trondheim: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Product Design, 2014
Keywords
Resilience, social change, problem solving, self-propelled
National Category
Environmental Engineering Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22363 (URN)978-82-91917-34-4 (ISBN)
Conference
20th International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Trondheim, 18-20 June, 2014
Available from: 2014-06-30 Created: 2014-06-30 Last updated: 2014-07-01Bibliographically approved
Englund, A., Carlman, I., Forss, L., Noaksson, E. & Säll, B. (2014). Samverkan mellan små innovativa miljöteknikföretag och kund. Eskilstuna: Energimyndigheten
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2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eskilstuna: Energimyndigheten, 2014. p. 88
Series
ER, ISSN 1403-1892 ; 2014:20
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23315 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, P36931-1
Available from: 2014-11-03 Created: 2014-11-03 Last updated: 2014-11-10Bibliographically approved
Englund, A. & Mosten, P. (1999). Miljöbelastningsbedömning av byggnadsprodukter - beskrivning av Landscape-metoden: reviderat utkast. Östersund: Mitthögskolan
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1999 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Mitthögskolan, 1999
Series
Rapport / Mitthögskolan, ISSN 1104-294X ; 1998:11
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-9740 (URN)
Projects
Ekoteknik
Available from: 2009-09-22 Created: 2009-09-22 Last updated: 2009-12-01Bibliographically approved
Englund, A. (1999). Miljöbelastningsbedömning av byggnadsprodukter: beskrivning av Landscape-metoden. Mitthögskolan
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1999 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mitthögskolan, 1999
Series
Rapport / Mitthögskolan, ISSN 1104-294X ; 1998:11
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-9685 (URN)
Available from: 2009-09-18 Created: 2009-09-18 Last updated: 2011-04-06Bibliographically approved
Bonde, H., Bring, G., Edvinsson, J., Elstad, O., Rosenquist, J. & Englund, A. (1998). Miljöanalys av Mitthögskolan: verksamheten ur ett uthållighetsperspektiv. Östersund: Mitthögskolan
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1998 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Mitthögskolan, 1998
Series
Rapport / Mitthögskolan, ISSN 1104-294X ; 1998:12
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-9738 (URN)
Projects
Ekoteknik
Available from: 2009-09-22 Created: 2009-09-22 Last updated: 2009-12-01Bibliographically approved
Elstad, O., Widing, A., Bonde, H., Bring, G., Edvinsson, J., Rosenquist, J. & Englund, A. (1998). Miljöbelastningsbedömning av vissa energi- och materiaflöden vid Mitthögskolan. Östersund: Mitthögskolan
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1998 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Mitthögskolan, 1998
Series
Rapport / Mitthögskolan, ISSN 1104-294X ; 1998:13
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-9739 (URN)
Projects
Ekoteknik
Available from: 2009-09-22 Created: 2009-09-22 Last updated: 2009-09-22
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