Please note that both the workshop and lunch lecture will be postponed till further notice.
- What and how students learn in teamwork projects: issues and approaches at EPFL –
Roland Tormey, pedagogical advisor at EPFL, will visit TU Delft on 17 March 2020. In the workshop evidence based redesign he will introduce us to Discipline Based Educational Research. You will explore how you can use a scientific approach to improve your own teaching. Prior to the workshop, Tormey will exchange experiences on student learning in teamwork projects at his university in a lunch lecture. You are warmly invited to both events.
About the workshop
Teaching methods appear to be often driven by custom-and-practice ('I teach the way I have seen others teach this material') or by naive experimentation ('I have an idea to try out'). Yet, there is now growing evidence about what methods and approaches are effective in increasing student learning, much of it coming from research by academics whose primary interest is in the discipline being taught rather than in educational research per se. Discipline Based Educational Researchers (DBER) are generally motivated by the desire to improve learning in their discipline and so focus on the specific issues involved in learning the knowledge, concepts and practices of that discipline. This workshop will explore how academics can use a scientific approach to improving their own teaching through Discipline Based Educational Research.
About the lunch lecture
Learning to work in a team on open-ended, complex projects is a key goal for engineering education. However, although engineering education programmes often include team projects, it is not always clear what these experiences actually teach students about teamwork and project management. Indeed, the micro-politics of student groups, and the under-representation of women in engineering courses, means that teams may even reinforce harmful gender stereotypes and biases. In EPFL we have tried to better understand what happens in student groups and to put in place strategies to aid student learning about (a) the management of interdisciplinary projects and (b) the interpersonal ethics of team membership and leadership.
Lecturers, support staff and others interested in educational research in engineering. The lunch lecture is open to a large audience, while the workshop is available to a maximum of 15 participants.
Please note that both the workshop and lunch lecture will be postponed until further notice. Our guest speaker cannot be present because of travelling restrictions concerning the corona virus. Registering will therefore not be possible at this moment. We apologise for this inconvenience.
Date: 17 March 2020
Time: Lunch lecture: 12:00-13:30h (lecture starts at 12:15)
Location: TU Delft Teaching Lab
Costs: Free of charge for anyone working at 4TU
Registration: It will be possible to register when the events have been rescheduled.
Information: Please contact 4TU.CEE@4TU.nl