Thursday, July 25th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., ITE 456
Facilitated by Dr. Mark Serva, University of Delaware, Department of Management and Information Systems, with Dr. Deborah Allen, University of Delaware, Department of Biological Sciences
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a pedagogical approach in which students engage complex, challenging problems and collaboratively work toward their resolution. PBL is about students connecting disciplinary knowledge to real-world problems, an extremely effective way to motivate learning. This hands-on workshop will introduce PBL concepts and methods. Attendees will learn the components of an effective PBL problem by first tackling a PBL problem and then applying these ideas in writing their own problem. During the working lunch, attendees will discuss how TBL, PBL, and flipping the classroom complement each other and can be combined to create a powerful environment for student learning. The afternoon will dedicate time for problem-writing, as well as for examining the problems that others have written.
The primary workshop leader is Dr. Mark Serva from the University of Delaware Department of Management and Information Systems. Mark is a member of the board of leaders for the University of Delaware’s Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education and its former associate director. He has conducted dozens of workshops both nationally and internationally and has received a number of teaching awards. Helping facilitate the workshop will be Dr. Deborah Allen from the Department of Biological Sciences. She is a founding leader of the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education and the current Director of the Center for Educational Effectiveness. She is a former program director for NSF, a recipient of the University of Delaware excellence in teaching award, and author of numerous books and articles about PBL and other active learning strategies.
Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Participants should register no later than July 15th.
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