Workshop: Evidence Based Teaching: Principles and Practice

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Evidence Based Teaching: Principles and Practice

Full-day workshop at FIE 2016: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Registration Fee: $200 (Limited to 25 participants) All proceeds beyond expenses go to the Frontiers in Education Conference

Participants receive IEEE-CS certificate of participation and PDUs earned.

Aimed at those interested in improving their teaching practice from the known literature in engineering education. The target audience ranges from the new instructor to experienced, senior faculty interested in advancing the quality of the teaching practice. This workshop provides an overview of relevant research literature, and provides participants with hands on advice on choice of research approaches, data collection methods, and analysis techniques in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Engineering.

The workshop consists of presentations, group discussions and review of case studies in the engineering education literature. Workshop activities and materials are drawn from engineering faculty development courses in engineering education offered at Uppsala University, Sweden since 2010. Registration and additional information available soon on the registration page.

Workshop Participants Will:

  • Acquire portfolio of best practices in STEM education
  • Read and discuss selected articles from the STEM higher education research literature
  • Review models for systematic investigation of learning phenomena
  • Reflect on application of STEM education theories to their own teaching
  • Result: equipped to conduct evidence based innovation and evaluation

Arnold Pears BSc(Hons) PhD, is associate professor of computing education research at Uppsala University, Sweden. He has published more than 70 refereed articles and conference papers in computing and engineering education. He is an active member of the IEEE Computer Society, where he is a member of the Professional and Education Activities Board, and chairman of the Special Technical Community for Education. He is a Director of the Swedish National Centre for Student-centric Higher Education Development, and the Higher Education Advisory Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University, Sweden.

John Heywood is author of Engineering Education. Research and Development in Curriculum and Instruction" which received the 2006 award for the best research publication from the Division for the Professions of the American Educational Research Association. He has just published "The Assessment of learning in Engineering education. Practice and Policy". He is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering education and a Fellow of the institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Before he retired he was Professor and Director of teacher education in the University of Dublin and is author of "Instructional and Curriculum Leadership: Toward Inquiry Oriented Schools”.

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