CPD: EdLunch PBL Task Design

14 April 2020
12:00 – 13:30h

EDLunch:  Problems with the problem

A reflection on ‘problems’ in PBL Task Design for the Humanities

Presented by P. C. Schaepkens, MA

Students do not always execute a proper pre-discussion that evokes self-study motivation and mobilizes pre-knowledge. Students handle tasks as if they were little puzzles wherein keywords are hidden by the course designer to be discovered. During the pre-discussion, students merely list those keywords on the board, but once that is done, the brainstorm does not take off. I have coined this uninformed pre-discussing and shallow brainstorming as concept darting, which has detrimental effects on PBL. I argue that a significant part of the solution to challenge our students lies in carefully designing problems. But what could such problems entail?

This session for UM teaching staff is for free. It will take place at EDLAB, TAPX (Building X, Sint Hubertuslaan 12), room 0.016 and includes lunch.  The session will be given in English.  The session with questions usually lasts from 12:00 – 13:00h and for those interested in discussing or networking for longer there will be time until 13:30h.

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CPD: EdLunch PBL Task Design

April 14, 2020

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