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Title Project-Based Cooperative Learning in Accelerator Science and Technology Education
  • G. Burt
    Cockcroft Institute, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • R.B. Appleby, G.X. Xia
    UMAN, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • I.R. Bailey
    Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • J.A. Clarke, O.B. Malyshev, N. Marks, B.D. Muratori, M.W. Poole, Y.M. Saveliev, B.J.A. Shepherd
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • C.P. Welsch, A. Wolski
    The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Abstract The next generation of particle accelerators will require the training of greater numbers of specialist accelerator physicists and engineers . These physicists and engineers should have a broad understanding of accelerator physics as well as the technology used in particle accelerators as well as a specialist in some area of accelerator science and technology . Such specialists can be trained by combining a University based PhD, in collaboration with national laboratory training with a broad taught accelerator lecture program. In order to have a faster start we decided to run an intensive two week school to replace the basic course at the Cockcroft Institute. At the same time we decided to investigate the use of problem based learning to simulate the way accelerator science tends to work in practice. In this exercise he students worked in groups of 5 to design a 3rd generation light source from scratch based on photon light specifications. In comparison to similar design exercises we stipulate that all students must do all parts and students are not allowed to specialise. A comparison with a standard lecture based education programme is discussed in this paper.
Funding The work is funded by STFC via the Cockcroft Institute core grant.
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Conference IPAC2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
Series International Particle Accelerator Conference (8th)
Proceedings Link to full IPAC2017 Proccedings
Session Posters Tuesday 3
Date 16-May-17   16:00–18:00
Main Classification 09 Engagement with Industry, Knowledge Exchange and Industrial Relations
Sub Classification T29 Knowledge Exchange
Keywords dipole, feedback, FEL, quadrupole, cavity
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Gianluigi Arduini (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland); Juliana Pranke (ESS, Lund, Sweden); Mike Seidel (PSI, Villigen, Switzerland); Mats Lindroos (ESS, Lund, Sweden)
ISBN 978-3-95450-182-3
Published May 2017
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