Upcoming Workshops

Experiencing Engaging Education

February 4-6, 2015 University of Delaware

Brief Description:

This 3-day workshop (early close on Friday) focuses on extensions of problem-based learning into three contexts:

Project-Based Learning: Team-based, problem-solving activity that delivers a significant, clearly-communicated, and useful product for a real or hypothetical client.

Design-Based Learning: Team-based, problem-solving activity that relies on the principles of design thinking, including rapid prototyping and iterative modeling.

Studio-Based Learning: Open-space, individualized, iterative instruction in the form of modeling, critique, guidance, and support.

The workshop will engage multiple faculty-leaders from various disciplines at UD, all united in their commitment to active, engaged forms of teaching and learning. We will feature sites of engaged learning on the UD campus: team rooms, science labs, design studios, faculty commons, venture development center. Topical presentations will alternate with curricular development activities by teams of allied faculty. The concluding session of Friday will feature lightening-round presentations by faculty teams.

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March 18-20, 2015: 4th International PBL Symposium

Republic Polytechnic of Singapore is pleased to announce its 4th International Problem-based Learning (PBL) Symposium, entitled 'Research and Practice in Problem-based Learning: Two Sides of the Same Coin', taking place from 18-20 March 2015

Republic Polytechnic adopts Problem-based learning (PBL), where students are challenged to learn through engagement with real-world problems. This is a student-centric learning environment which develops both problem-solving strategies and disciplinary knowledge and skills by placing students in the role of active problem-solvers.

This Symposium offers an interdisciplinary forum to engage in dialogue and exchange of ideas on various PBL-related topics such as classroom management, assessment, teach and training in PBL, research in PBL and the use of technology in PBL.