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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday July 5th . The workshop is open for both faculty and graduate students.