In October 2020 the Linnaeus University will prepare a 7 day workshop in Växjö for 10 Icelandic, 6 Swedish and 6 Danish students. In addition will as well participate the teachers and specialists from AUI, Trétækniráðgjöf slf. and Forest Iceland Services. This course will include classroom lessons, excursions, practical exercises.
Focus will be laid on sustainable forestry industry chains – from forests to products. The workshop programme will include an overview over the latest relevant research projects conducted at LNU. This will give students the possibility to learn and discuss latest trends and perspectives in wood-related timber use. Furthermore will be dealt with transport chains (technologies), harvesting technologies, wood processing (timber drying, sawing, etc.) and relevant standards in wood processing. These findings wills enable the students to take home lessons from Swedish experiences and gives them valuable input for their own work-related challenges in their home countries.
The output will be a print out and an online version of the workshop curriculum that includes teaching materials, relevant literature references, video tutorials when applicable. This output will be in connection with the Learning Management System, e.g. Moodle.
LNU will compile a adequate workshop programme as agreed with the project partners. Detailed requirements will be discussed and approved at the first project managment meeting. The work in order to produce this outcome will include to examine existing teachings units and modules within LNU course catalogue, update them, transfer them to the new formate, if necessary translate to English. If necessary will LNU design new and innovative elements as teaching materials for this specific workshop. Excursions have to be planned and scheduled. LNU will be responsible for the outcome and will require if necessary contributions from partner organizations.