INVITATION: Workshop Impactful Active Classroom Techniques for Engineering Education

Donald Carpenter and Andrew Gerhart of Lawrence Technological University will visit the University of Twente on Friday, June 3rd at the invitation of 3TU. Centre for Engineering Education. They will demonstrate how to incorporate "impactful active classroom techniques" into the classroom. Education staff from the University of Twente and others that are interested, are invited to join this interactive workshop. Register now, since limited places are available!

Participants will get to work in small group settings and learn about teamwork and techniques for stimulating active learning in the classroom. Workshop facilitators Donald Carpenter and Andrew Gerhart have developed a pedagogical classification system for Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL) that separates proven classroom techniques into three levels. Each increasing level requires additional time and resources to implement (both instructor time and classroom time) but has the potential for deeper learning, retention, and team based interactions. A Level 1 ACL includes simple classroom techniques referred to in the literature as "Think Pair Share", "Minute Papers", or "Quick Thinks." This workshop will introduce the concept of our classification system, which includes Project/Problem Based Learning, and spend time demonstrating several Level 2 and Level 3 techniques that have been implemented by hundreds of faculty at dozens of institutions and in all disciplines from humanities to engineering.

Registration and practical information

When: University of Twente, June 3rd 2016, 9.15- 13.30 hrs, including coffee, tea and sandwiches

Where: to be decided (depending on the number of participants)

For whom: Lecturers, programme directors and coordinators, educational support staff, etc.

To register for this workshop, please send an email to Lisa Gommer: before May 20st.