Project Based Learning
February 19, 2018 to February 21, 2018 in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai at the Novotel Deira Dubai
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Problem Based Learning (PBL) prepares university students for the real world. Rather than simply reciting statistics and facts learned from class lecture and assignments, students develop problem solving skills that prepare them for the dynamic professional world and life in the 21st century. The professor serves as a facilitator and coach rather than a “sage on the stage” lecturer. While traditional assessments can check for understanding of a process, performance-based assessments provide greater insight about the student’s lessons learned and messages to be shared with others.
UT Global and CLICKS
The Global Initiative for Education and Leadership and the Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS) are co-organizing a workshop to take place February 19, 2018 to February 21, 2018 in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai at the Novotel Deira Dubai. The workshop is titled “Project Based Learning.”
The workshop is targeted at higher education professionals and is designed to improve the theoretical and practical understanding of project based learning. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice designing innovative curriculum and presenting to their peers. UT Global’s Tina Melcher will be leading the workshop and awarding the certificates of completion.
Based in Dubai, CLICKS works with institutions of higher education through building programs, consulting, and institutional mentoring. Their focus is in areas such as strategic planning, performance management, accreditation, standards compliance, technology in learning and the role of leadership in higher education.
About the Instructor
Tina Melcher is the Director and Clinical Associate Professor of the UTeach-Liberal Arts Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Her responsibilities include overseeing the UTeach-Liberal Arts program and instructing preservice teachers in preparation for certification as a secondary social studies teacher. During her career, she has served as a secondary social studies teacher and curriculum coordinator as well president of the Texas Council for the Social Studies and Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association. She has presented workshops in the areas of teaching and learning and social studies education across Texas and the United States. Her learning portfolio includes curriculum design, inquiry based learning, social studies pedagogy, and educational leadership. Melcher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University, and Mid-management certification from the University of Houston.