09:45 - 16:30

Workshop T: Teaching for effective learning in engineering

This workshop is intended to introduce participants to effective teaching practices and signature pedagogies in engineering education. It is intended for faculty and graduate students who are interested in evidence-based teaching practices in engineering.

The goal of this workshop is to help participants:

  • develop a scholarly approach to teaching in engineering that includes use of literature and a practice of reflecting on course quality and assessing the degree to which a course meets its intended goals
  • describe evidence-based practices in higher education and signature pedagogies in engineering education
  • identify quality resources supporting the above objectives
  • develop a network of supportive peers

Participants will apply principles and frameworks to their own course during the workshop activities.

 Agenda

Time Activity
09:00 – 09:45 Arrival, coffee, networking. Assign participants into groups.
09:45 – 11:15 Session 1: Constructive alignment and objectives

  • Introductions, orientation, and background science
  • Activity 1
  • Discussion.
11:15 – 11:30 Refreshment break
11:30 – 12:30 Session 2: Assessment

  • Assessment principles and approaches
  • Activity 2
  • Discussion
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 Session 3: Learning activities

  • Evidence-based practices for effective learning
  • Student motivation
  • Activity 3
14:45 – 15:00 Refreshment break
15:00 – 16:30 Session 4: Teaching as a collaborative activity

  • Interactions with colleagues
  • Activity 4
  • Wrapup/future networking

Organizers: Brian Frank, Marnie Jamieson, Susan Nesbit, Peter Ostafichuk, Gordon Stubley

Quick Info

  • June 3, 2017
  • 09:45 - 16:30
  • TBA

Speakers

Gordon Stubley

Professor, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Susan Nesbit

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia