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.

Drexel’s First Annual Showcase of Teaching

The Drexel Center for Academic Excellence is pleased to announce that the submission window for proposals for Drexel’s First Annual Showcase of Teaching, to be held in Behrakis Grand Hall on June 5, 2013 is currently open.

All proposals are due by 5:00PM on Friday, May 3rd.

This event, which aims to highlight classroom best practices in the teaching and learning process, will feature plenary speaker Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, Distinguished Professor of English, sharing “What I’ve Learned Over 30 Years of University Teaching”, in addition to a poster session and roundtable discussions highlighting the achievements of Drexel professors in the classroom.

All graduate students are encouraged to apply!