Do you want to include more problem-based learning in your units, but don't know how?
Or are you already using problem-based learning, and want to share and compare your experiences?
In response to the strong interest expressed at ACSME 2015, FYiMaths will hold a forum on Problem-Based Learning in mathematics at the University of Technology Sydney, 9 February 2017.
We define problem-based learning in its broadest sense, as anything that uses authentic problems (whether abstract or otherwise) as the catalyst for developing an understanding of a topic.
We will showcase current examples of how PBL is being used in classrooms, and discuss how it contributes to the development of graduate skills.
We'll hear from industry representatives on what they value about maths graduates (and what they feel is missing), and discuss how PBL might be useful.
We’ll also have the chance to ask the experts about the pitfalls and benefits of PBL.
When: Thu 9 February 2017
Where: University of Technology Sydney, NSW
Call for Submissions: To submit a talk, please send an email to Anita Ponsaing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a short abstract (250 words) about your experience of PBL. Abstracts are due by 19 January 2017.
Possible topics could include:
Why did you decide to use problem-based learning in your teaching?
What are you doing with problem-based learning?
What challenges have you faced, and how did you overcome them?
Sponsored by the Australian Council of Deans of Science