ELITE Signature Workshops
These workshops are divided into:
- Part 1 (Understanding) – Participants will learn the theories, strategies, and skills
- Implementation – Participants to implement strategies for 1 Trimester
- Part 2 (Presentation) – Participants to present how they have implemented the strategies in their class
Team-based learning is a teaching strategy that emphasizes collaboration among students in a structured manner, the preparation of course content prior to class and to application of knowledge in the classroom. It enables the teacher to apply a structured process to the learning environment that enhances the students’ engagement in the course content, improve their quality of learning, and increases their motivation to learn.
In Part 1 of this hands-on workshop, attendees will experience the team-based learning process and learn to implement flipped classrooms, manage small groups of students, peer learning, and harness the advantages of web 2.0 tools, in preparation to implement this strategy in their own classrooms in the coming trimester (14 weeks).
Attendees who have successfully completed Part 1 and implemented this strategy in their classes will attend Part 2 of the workshop to present their team-based learning classes and share their findings with their fellow attendees, trainers, and an invited panel. The outcome of this workshop will be an improve teaching and learning strategy that not only addresses 21st century learning, but to also provide students with a positive learning experience.
Educators play significant role in student learning experience, therefore it is important for educators to shift the focus towards the needs of the students and how to enhance their learning experience. This workshop introduces participants techniques that integrate constructivist teaching style with active learning approach. Participants of the workshop will be exposed to various teaching methods that would encourage constructivist thinking among students and to allow students to construct their own knowledge and meaning through their experience and engagement in class. This workshop will be a good platform for participants to use their creativity to design effective teaching methods and share their knowledge with others.
Part 1 of the workshop will introduce participants to constructivist learning and experience how it can be used to create student-centred classrooms.
Part 2 will commence after participants have implemented their strategies from Part 1 throughout the trimester (14 weeks). Participants will present their experiences and outcomes from their student-centred classrooms to their peers and a panel of evaluators. Feedback for improvement will be given and after this workshop participants should be able to confidently enhance the classroom design and make it more student-centred.
Instructional design is an important element for lecturers to focus on while they are planning for their teaching and learning processes. This includes how they design their content, i.e. materials or visual aids to communicate the idea to the class. Each step has to be meaningful and purposeful to both the lecturers and students, while helping them to achieve the learning outcomes of the course. There are some instructional strategies which can be employed to encourage learning among students, i.e. Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction.
Part 1 of this workshop will introduce the importance of instructional design and help participants create their own lesson plan using Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction. This lesson plan is to be applied during the coming trimester before participants return for Part 2.
In Part 2, participants will share the outcomes of implementing their lesson plans in their classes. A panel of evaluators will help provide feedback and suggestions for improvement.