The Bronze Sponge to Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen
The teaching award Bronsesvampen for the spring semester 2017 goes to Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen for the course SOL040, Strategic management, for his dedication to the students and for his dedication to his students and his well-prepared lectures.
The award was presented at the 17th of May breakfast organised by the Student Association.
"The Bronze Sponge was first handed out in 1972 to share an appreciation for lecturers that in the students’ eyes have made an extraordinary effort in teaching at the bachelor programme. This semester we are pleased to give the prize to Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen for the course SOL040, Strategic Management, for his dedication to his students and his well-prepared lectures.
There are many who have done a good job, and in addition to The Bronze Sponge, we want to give a special mention to two that also stand out: Beate Sandvei for the courses SPA11 and SPA12, and Trond Bjørnenak for his course BED040.
The recipient of this semester's bronze sponges is an excellent lecturer who shows great commitment to his course. Knudsen is commended for his good contact with the students and success in involving them in the lectures in Aud Max, which is a great achievement on its own. To quote two students: "He is great at activating the students by getting them to discuss first, before he gives them the opportunity to respond. This makes it easier to raise your hand, as well as it engages us", and "He has made the third-year-students really open their eyes for choosing a strategic profile as a master."
It is emphasized to be particularly positive that his teaching plan facilitates the improvement of the students' communication skills, and it is pointed out that the non-grade assessment can help students liberate and think more creatively. There is no doubt that Knudsen has made an excellent effort with his course and has proven to be well-deserved with this spring's award."