Problem Based Learning Workshop 7/9-11

Problem Based Learning Workshop
July 9th -11th

In a problem-based learning (PBL) model, students engage in complex, challenging problems and collaboratively work toward their resolution. PBL is about students connecting disciplinary knowledge to real-world problems—the motivation to solve a problem becomes the motivation to learn.

This workshop will demonstrate problem-based learning (PBL) and model ways that PBL can be used effectively in all disciplines. We will begin with a problem, and participants will work in teams to experience first-hand what this instructional approach entails. We will then move to the main focus of this program: writing effective problem-based materials. Participants will leave the session with new or revised problems for use in their courses

Specific workshop topics include:

-         Introduction to PBL

-         What makes a good PBL problem

-         Group dynamics 101

-         Thinking through assessment

-         Flipping the classroom

-         Problem development and presentations

The workshop will be help in the MEM seminar room (Curtis 162) from 9am-3:30pm on Tuesday July 9th and Wednesday July 10th, and then from 8am-1pm on Thursday July 11th.

If you are interested in attending, please email Dr. Alisa Morrs Clyne ( by Friday July 5th . The workshop is open for both faculty and graduate students.

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