Master of Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science (MPBL)

Facilitation skills and teaching methods for active learning

Facilitation skills and teaching methods for active learning

CREDIT: 5 ECTS

The aim of this course is to support the participants in developing skills for facilitating students’ collaborative and active learning processes in various teaching situation, in PBL and non-PBL environments. After completion of this course you should have achieved knowledge and skills enabling you to:

  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of a minimum of three different teaching methods for active learning
  • Discuss and reflect on aspects of importance for the process of role transition from lecturer to facilitator, with reference to your own role as a teacher
  • Apply and facilitate at least two different teaching methods for active learning in your own teaching
  • Analyse and reflect on the effect of your use of teaching methods for active learning, including your role as facilitator

CONTENT AND TEACHING FORMAT

  • Role transition from lecturer to facilitator
  • Tools for effective facilitation
  • Teaching methods for active learning

The teaching format is based on self-study, on-line lecturing, sharing of knowledge and experiences facilitating synchronous and asynchronous discussions, on-line workshops, seminars etc.

EXAM FORM

The course is assessed through an internal, oral or written examination and marked according to Pass/Non-pass. More details about the assessment will be communicated to participants at the start of the course.

Outcome

Outcome

Facilitation skills and teaching methods for active learning

After completion of this course you should have achieved knowledge and skills enabling you to:

  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of a minimum of three different teaching methods for active learning
  • Discuss and reflect on aspects of importance for the process of role transition from lecturer to facilitator, with reference to your own role as a teacher
  • Apply and facilitate at least two different teaching methods for active learning in your own teaching
  • Analyse and reflect on the effect of your use of teaching methods for active learning, including your role as facilitator.

PBL models and curriculum development

After completion of this course you should have achieved knowledge and skills enabling you to:

  • Discuss the relationship between PBL learning principles and learning theories
  • Discuss and compare the applicability within your own institution of a minimum of three different PBL models, taking into consideration the institutional framework
  • Discuss and compare advantages and disadvantages of a minimum of two different curriculum development models, in relation to a given curriculum to be implemented within your own institution
  • Discuss and reflect on the principle of constructive alignment in curriculum development in relation to a given curriculum, for example, the curriculum in focus in the semester project work.

Seminars

Seminars

The single courses in 'Facilitaion skills and teaching methods for active learning' and 'PBL models and curriculum development' will take place for three months in spring.

As a participant in just a single semester or a single course you are enrolled together with the Master participants.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • June 1 for semesters and single courses in the autumn/fall semesters
  • December 1 for semesters and single courses in the spring semesters.

Please contact the study secretary to get information about other expenses.

Facts

Facilitation Skills and Teaching Methods for Active Learning, single course from 2. semester of Master of Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science

duration

  • Februar 2018 - June 2018

location

  • Online

ECTS

  • 5

tuition fee

  • DKK 8,000 / EUR 1,075 / Non-EU citizens: EUR 1,260

Application deadline

  • December 1, 2017 (vacant slots, we still accept applications)

We reserve the right to cancel the Master's Program as a consequence of an insufficient number of applications or other special circumstances. Furthermore, we reserve the right to change the tuition fee, dates etc.