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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Location: EV1-241
 
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 2 hour-long session that will count towards your Fundamentals workshop credit.
 
Since these are discipline-specific presentations, to ensure these workshops are relevant to you, we highly recommend you review the abstracts below in their entirety prior to registering.
 

Fast and efficient assessment in introductory engineering courses
Presenter: Abdullatif Alwasel, PhD, Department of Systems Design Engineering (workshop)

This workshop focuses on ways to make the assessment of first-year introductory engineering courses fast and efficient. We will discuss the need to rethink our assessment methods based on the course, number of students, and the available resources. The workshop describes the research-based conclusions on the effectiveness of implementing small changes in the assessment methods in order to create impactful results on both the learning process and the assessment efficiency. 

Implementing collaborative problem-solving in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
Presenter: Alana O. Wang, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (workshop)

Problem-solving and collaboration are essential skills in the 21st century. Collaborative problem-solving, as an instructional method, is considered an innovative teaching approach in STEM education that helps students develop these important skills. Effectively implementing collaborative problem-solving in class can enhance students' critical thinking skills, develop decision-making processes, and improve communication skills. However, higher education scholars suggest that collaboration does not occur naturally when students are assigned to groups. The focus of this workshop is on the discussion of factors that affect the success of collaborative problem-solving approaches and strategies to enhance collaboration in STEM courses. 

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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