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Friday, January 6, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Description: Join us for two interactive presentations by doctoral students taking part in the advanced Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program, and find out more about the educational research interests of your fellow graduate students across campus. This will be a 1.5 hour-long presentation session followed by questions from participants that will count towards your Fundamentals workshop credit. It will be of special interest to those in Engineering and those thinking about continuing into the advanced CUT program, after completing the Fundamentals.
 
Problem-based Learning in Engineering 
Mahmoud Allam Alsanbawy, Electrical and Computer Engineering (1 hour)

Looking for an alternative to lecturing in your courses to maximize the students’ engagement and learning? Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a well-known teaching and learning approach you may want to consider. In the 1980s, PBL was introduced and implemented in medical education at McMaster University to develop the students’ hands-on experience and transferrable skills along with their knowledge. Since then, PBL has gained much attention and has been successfully implemented in different disciplines. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the basics of the PBL approach. Participants will learn what PBL is, how it works, and why to use it in the first place. This workshop is aimed at participants from STEM disciplines who have some teaching experience and are interested in learning about advanced teaching strategies such as PBL.
 

Teaching with Case Studies for Engineering Courses to Facilitate Student Learning in a Cooperative Environment 
Ehsan Hashemi, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering (30 min)

The increased focus on problem-based and student-centered teaching creates a need to better comprehend case-based instruction and its benefits for students in a cooperative learning environment. Engineering cases present students with real or situations which embody complexities in engineering judgment and designs. This presentation will provide an overview of instruction with case studies, characteristics of well-designed cases in engineering, challenges of case-based teaching, and implementing cases in a cooperative learning atmosphere. We will also discuss research on student and instructor perceptions of this teaching method.

 
Notes:
  • Participants will receive an attendance credit if they arrive on time and stay until the end of the event.
  • A maximum of one special topic workshops can be counted towards your Fundamentals certificate.

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Location 
EV1 - Environment 1
Room 241
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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