CEEBL Courses Winter/Spring 2010

Here is a list of forthcoming workshops for PGRs taking place at CEEBL (The Centre of Excellence for Enquiry-Based Learning) within the next few months:

CEEBL Postgraduate Workshop “Designing Tutorial Exercises: Triggers”

3 February 2010, 12.15-16.00
Venue: CEEBL, C24 Sackville Street Building

This workshop is specially targeted at postgraduates who run seminar groups/ tutorials/ small group exercises e.g. Graduate Teaching Assistants, etc., who want to improve their skills as facilitators. This workshop will provide practical training on how to design and deliver EBL-style exercises activities, in particular “triggers”, which serve as prompts and encouragements to get students more involved in the learning process. It will demonstrate the effectiveness of EBL as a teaching method and encourage you to use it effectively in your own teaching. It is structured around the EBL process itself – and includes a focus on small group work, facilitation, and independent, as well as collaborative learning.

CEEBL Postgraduate Workshop: “Group Dynamics”

19 February 2010, 12.15-16.00
Venue: CEEBL, C24 Sackville Street Building

The workshop is specially targeted at postgraduates who run seminar groups/ tutorials/ small group exercises e.g. Graduate Teaching Assistants, etc., who want to improve their skills as facilitators. The workshop will provide practical training on EBL facilitation and small group communication as well as more general tips on overcoming difficulties and improving group dynamics in small group activities. It will provide you with tools and techniques to diagnose how well a group is functioning and effectively facilitate group processes. It will also encourage you to empower your students to take responsibility for and deal with their group issues, such as conflict. It is structured around the EBL process itself; you will learn techniques by doing them. You will have a chance to share your experiences and tackle any concerns or anxieties.

CEEBL Postgraduate Workshop “Help! I’ve got a tutorial”

10 March 2010, 12.15-16.00
Venue: CEEBL, C24 Sackville Street Building

Taking a tutorial group for the first time can be a daunting experience. Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) is often used in tutorials and other small groups to increase student enthusiasm and participation, and has been shown to lead to better learning outcomes. The tutors’ role in EBL is as a facilitator, setting goals and providing triggers to enable students to complete the task. This workshop is specially targeted at postgraduates who run seminar groups/ tutorials/ small group exercises e.g. Graduate Teaching Assistants, etc., who want to improve their skills as facilitators.

Generative Learning Objects (GLOs) Seminar

24 February 2010, 13.00-16.30
Venue: CEEBL, C24 Sackville Street Building

The seminar intends to demonstrate and investigate the flexibility and pedagogical richness of GLOs and some of the ways in which they may be used within Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) to support personalised learning.

To sign up for these workshops and to find out more about CEEBL please click here:

http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/ceebl/events/

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