Effective learning for Engineering Courses

By on March 2, 2021

One of the goals of (CIRTL) is to enhance excellence in STEM undergraduate education through development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing evidence-based teaching practices for diverse learners. In this learning session, we want to develop our knowledge and build our skills for effective STEM undergraduate teaching. If we get the guidance form the CIRTL professors and can go through all the sessions then we are hopeful that we will learn different aspects of teaching that could enhance the excellence in STEM education.

Learning Community: Effective learning for Engineering Courses

Effective learning for Engineering Courses
Location: Woolf Hall, Room 324A
All meetings will be held from 4.30 PM – 5.30 PM
Community Leader: Md Riaz Kayser , PhD candidate, MAE

Meeting Schedule:

 Thursday, October 3rd

  • Introduction to CIRTL
  • Introduction to our learning community (Goals, Purposes and the ways to achieve the goals)
  • Learning outcome
    • Describe and recognize the value of learning communities and how they impact on human life.

Thursday, October 17th

  • Strategies to engage students
  • Discussion topics
    • Different ways of engaging students in the undergrad classroom and among them which are more applicable to STEM education. 
  • Open discussion
  • Learning outcome
    • Systematic ways of engaging student to make the classroom more effective.

Thursday, October 31st 

  • Effective course material
  • Discussion topics
    • What are the ways of creating course material relatable, engaging and real world oriented?
  • Open Discussion
  • Learning Outcome
    • Describe and recognize the effective instructional practices.

Thursday, November 14th

  • Different ways of evaluating and quantifying the students learning outcome.
  • Discussion topics
    • What are the ways of evaluating student learning outcome?
  • Open Discussion
  • Learning Outcome
    • Describe evidence based effective instructional practices.

Thursday, November 28th

  • Accounting students’ feedback
  • Discussion topics
    • How can we incorporate student’s expectation in our teaching methods?  
  • Open Discussion
  • Learning Outcome
    • The standard ways of taking account of student’s feedback.

Thursday, December 5th

  • Developing good study habits.
  • Discussion topics
    • How can we design a course that encourages good study habits?
  • Open Discussion
  • Learning Outcome
    • Describe and recognize the value of realistic well-defined, achievable, measurable and student-centered learning goals.