UTFacultiesEEMCSMonth of EducationProgramme24 May: Challenge-Based Learning

Challenge Based Learning

Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) is a pedagogical approach that actively engages students in a situation that is real, relevant and related to their environment (Technologico de Monterrey 2015).

CBL is student driven, but how does CBL support the learning process of our students? What are the differences and similarities between CBL and problem based learning? You can find that out on 24 May!

No worries, the goal is not to preach but inspire. So, let us know in which sessions you are participating and put them in your agenda!
All sessions of this day will be held in The Gallery (Inspire or Learn-X), except for the workshop Lightboard, which is held in the Spiegel.

Time


Session

Presenters

11:00-11:30

Presentation

Global crises, local challenges: crossing to communities in a new CBL minor

Anete Veidemane

11:30-12:30

Presentation

Operationalising CBL in MSc Elective Weather Impact Analysis

Janneke Ettema

12:30-13:30


Lunch; DesignLab, The Gallery


13:30-14:00

Presentation

Comparing CBL with PBL in a civil engineering course: a decrease of evaluation scores?

Robin de Graaf

14:00-14:30

Presentation

Searching for synergies: What can a CBL framework offer for improvement in the delivery of the Master of Spatial Engineering?

Cheryl de Boer

14:30-15:00

Presentation

Practical suggestions on implementing CBL in the peer-reviewed literature

Tracy Craig

15:00-16:00

Discussion

General discussion about CBL

Tracy Craig

16:00-16:30


Coffee/tea


16:30-17:00

Workshops

Virtual Reality - Bas Kollofel

Lightboard - Koen Hak

17:00-17:30

Workshops

Virtual Reality - Bas Kollofel

Lightboard - Koen Hak

Tuesday 24 May

  • 11:00-11:30: Global crises, local challenges: crossing to communities in a new CBL minor (Anete Veidemane)

    Date: Tuesday 24 May
    Time: 11:00-11:30
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: Global crises, local challenges: crossing to communities in a new CBL minor
    Speaker: Anete Veidemane

    Abstract:
    In this presentation, I will highlight the opportunities and challenges of a new CPL minor-in-the-making. With a team of social scientists from BMS and the Green Hub, I am developing a new minor programme centered on  reaching out to vulnerable communities in the Twente region. In this presentation, I will highlight the opportunities and challenges of a new CPL minor-in-the-making.

  • 11:30 - 12:30: Operationalising CBL in MSc Elective Weather Impact Analysis (Janneke Ettema)

    Date: Tuesday 24 May
    Time: 11:30 - 12:30
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: Operationalising CBL in MSc Elective Weather Impact Analysis
    Speaker: Janneke Ettema

    Abstract:
    The concept of Challenge-based Learning (CBL) provides a flexible and effective educational framework for finding a collaborative solution to real-world, open-ended, technology-driven challenges in interdisciplinary teams. By operationalising the CBL concept we want to enable students to co-define their learning path, to enhance 21st-century skills in an international classroom, and to exchange experience with peers and experts, while acquiring essential domain knowledge. In spring 2020 and 2021, I embedded a CBL approach in an online MSc elective called “Weather Impact Analysis”. This course is an example that our international students will face in their professional life, which is providing adequate geo-information services to application domain fields slightly outside of their expertise. In this presentation I will show how, by using the CBL approach, students obtain deep domain knowledge and skills, while at the same time they acquire 21st-century skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing society.

  • 13:30 - 14:00: Comparing CBL with PBL in a civil engineering course: a decrease of evaluation scores? (Robin de Graaf)

    Date: Tuesday 24 May
    Time: 13:30 - 14:00
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: Comparing CBL with PBL in a civil engineering course: a decrease of evaluation scores?
    Speaker: Robin de Graaf

    Abstract:
    My presentation will be about the practical side of applying Challenge Based Learning (CBL). I will explain how I upgraded my 5 ECTS civil engineering Master course from Project Based Learning (PjBL) to CBL. I will explain how I prepared for this change, how I adjusted the nature of assignments, and how I organised the interaction with stakeholders. In addition, I will explain how the change from PjBL to CBL affected student perceptions and grades. I will conclude with some practical recommendations for those who are considering a similar move towards CBL.

  • 14:00 - 14:30: Searching for synergies: What can a CBL framework offer for improvement in the delivery of the Master of Spatial Engineering (Cheryl de Boer)

    Date: Tuesday 24 May
    Time: 14:00 - 14:30
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: Searching for synergies: What can a CBL framework offer for improvement in the delivery of the Master of Spatial Engineering
    Speaker: Cheryl de Boer

    Abstract:
    The Master of Spatial Engineering at ITC has been following a Project based learning methodology since its inception 5 years ago. Recently a number of lecturers within the study have sought to systematically determine to what extent the application of elements from the CBL framework can improve the achievement of the learning outcomes therein. This talk will highlight the current status of this project and discuss the challenges and opportunities faced in doing so. 

  • 14:30 - 15:00: Practical suggestions on implementing CBL in the peer-reviewed literature (Tracy Craig)

    Date: Tuesday 24 May
    Time: 14:30-15:00
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: Practical suggestions on implementing CBL in the peer-reviewed literature
    Speaker: Tracy Craig

    Abstract:
    If you search online for literature on “challenge-based learning” you will find a great deal, however most of those hits are unrelated to CBL as we define it here at the UT. Those examples in the peer-reviewed literature that do align with our use of CBL often do not include practicalities at the classroom implementation level. In this presentation I shall discuss some exceptions to this general situation and shall present concrete ideas that might be of use to those of us considering implementing CBL in our own courses.

  • 15:00 - 16:00: General Discussion about CBL (Tracy Craig)

    Date: Tuesday 24 May
    Time: 15:00 - 16:00
    Location: The Gallery; Inspire or Learn-X

    Title: General Discussion about CBL
    Speaker: Tracy Craig

    Abstract
    After a day of presentations we shall have time to discuss any issues of interest related to challenge-based learning. For those who could not attend the presentations there will be a brief summary of each and any points of interest that were raised. How structured this discussion will be depends on whether we are a large or a small group, either way the aim is to conclude the day with a clearer understanding of the concrete implications of implementing CBL in the classroom.

  • 16:30 - 17:30: Workshops Virtual Reality & Lightboard

    On the special Workshops page you can find an overview of all the workshops.

Registration form

On the Workshops page you can register for all the workshops that will be held at the end of each day.