13:00 - 14:30

Workshop Session C.1 – Engineering Education Methods: Decoding Our Threshold Concepts

Gordon Stubley, Trevor Holmes, Julie Timmermans | Research from the past decade suggests that focusing our attention on identifying “bottlenecks” or “threshold concepts” – troublesome and sometimes transformational ideas – can help us to design courses and programs around concepts that have great potential to impact deep and lasting change in student learning (Meyer, J. H. F., & Land, R. (2003). In this workshop, participants will learn how to recognize concepts within a course/program that are more important than others and worthy of greater attention, identify a troublesome or transformational concept in their own course or program, and identify the steps that novice learners can take to achieve expert understanding of the threshold concept.

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  • June 4, 2017
  • 13:00 - 14:30
  • BA2155