Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Theme: Great Teachers …. Know what and how well their student have learned
We are pleased to be meeting in person again! Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed workshop series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Great conversations and handouts provided.
Session 3: Problem-Based Learning (PBL): Preparing Students to Solve Problems Creatively and Effectively
As the world becomes more global and information grows exponentially, our students are facing increasingly more complex problems whose solutions cannot be readily found in textbooks. Our responsibility is then to enable our students to approach issues through an inquiry-based instructional model in tackling authentic real-world problems. Problem-based learning (PBL) utilizes a guided learning by discovery approach. However, this model requires us to reconsider our role as instructors, to reexamine the content (e.g., what and how much); and to rethink how we will evaluate our students as we support them in their development from a novice learner to an expert.
We’ll share strategies on more creative brainstorming and hypothesis-testing, in addition to ways to help our students become resilient as they tackle these more difficult, experiential questions.
*This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.
Please mark these dates on your calendar
Wed, Sept. 22, 2021 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 29, 2021 Session 2: Identifying and Implementing Questioning Strategies to Enhancing Learning
Wed, Oct. 6, 2021 Session 3: Problem-Based Learning (PBL): Preparing Students to Solve Problems Creatively and Effectively
Wed, Oct. 13, 2021 Session 4: Active Learning: Ways to Engage Students and Assess Their Learning
Wed, Oct. 20, 2021 Session 5: Want More Opportunities for Students to Succeed? Implement the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework