National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00
Maynooth University, North Campus, John Hume

Supported by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning

We are delighted to announce details of our free 2017 annual symposium which will take place on 19th May at Maynooth University. This year we will focus on effective assessment strategies in problem and project based learning.
Dr Ingrid Scholten of Flinders University, Australia will deliver the Keynote address (confirmed) via video link. 

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) has been demonstrated to encourage greater student engagement and leads to better learning outcomes’ [2 p. 19]. However, assessment in Problem and Project-Based Learning can be challenging and sometimes results in faculty reverting to a traditional lecture-intensive delivery and end-of-semester written exam model.

In this symposium, the core principles of best-practice in Problem and Project-Based Learning Assessment will be revisited with a focus on how best to align and integrate these methods into new and existing curricula in order to promote graduate attributes.

Three case studies of innovative e/pbl assessment strategies from different disciplines, namely, Business, Biomedical Science, and Electronic Engineering, will be presented in ways that they can be adapted for other disciplines.

Registration is open now at Evenbrite

The full programme for the symposium is available here: Programme_Facilitate_Symposium.

Bob Lawlor
Co-Chair Facilitate
Department of Electronic Engineering, Maynooth University