BAM MKE Event: Multi-Disciplinary, Grand Challenge-Based Learning

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Description

 

There is increasing interest in using grand challenges as the context and driver of student learning. It is claimed that this sort of multi-disciplinary, problem-based approach produces more motivated students, develops a deeper understanding business and management, encourages higher-order cognitive insight, and develops a range of employability skills including group working, collaboration, information retrieval, critical analysis and communication. 

Problem-based learning has its roots in social constructivist theories that view learning as resulting from the learner interacting with their environment to test and refine the sense they make of the world. Learning is stimulated by cognitive conflict and knowledge evolves through social negotiation and evaluation of the viability of individual and shared understandings. So the tutor becomes the facilitator of rich reflective contexts, and students are coached to become self-directed learners.

However, the transition to this approach presents some challenges. For example there is an art in designing practical and authentic cases that address multidisciplinary grand challenges, and make links to the formal curriculum and relevant assessment. There are training and resource implications for tutors becoming facilitators of small groups, and for students to develop the confidence to move from traditional teaching to work on unstructured problems in small autonomous groups. Familiarity with a structured problem solving process is required, such as the Maastricht seven-step procedure, and there is need to provide forms of ‘scaffolding’ to support and stretch learners as well as mechanisms to assist with conflict resolution.

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When

 

This event will take place on  Friday 28th October 2016, 10.30am to 4.00pm.

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Who Should Attend

 

All academics involved in teaching, and interested in exploring problem-based approaches to learning. 

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Benefits of Attendance

 

  • Insight into the benefits and challenges of problem-based learning linked to multi-disciplinary grand challenges.
  • Learn from the experience of colleagues who have experienced or facilitated a variety of challenges in a range of contrasting contexts.
  • Share experiences with other participants and develop a problem based learning network. 

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Location

 

Executive Suite (3rd Floor)
Postgraduate Teaching Centre
Cardiff Business School
2 Colum Drive
Cardiff, CF10 3EU

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Speakers

 

  • Professor Nicolas Forsans, Director, One Planet MBA Programmes, University of Exeter Business School.
  • Anna Galazka, PhD Student, Cardiff Business School.
  • Dr Andrew Roberts, Director of Learning & Teaching, Welsh School of Architecture.
  • Professor Pete Turnbull, Professor in Management, School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol.

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Provider Information

 

British Academy of Management and Cardiff Business School. 

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Contact

 

For specific information about this event please contact the workshop facilitator: Dr Sarah Hurlow at hurlows@cardiff.ac.uk.

 

For general enquiries please contact Oana Mihut at the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at omihut@bam.ac.uk.

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Event Fee and Registration

 

  • BAM Members: £15
  • Cardiff University Staff: Free
  • Non-BAM Members and non-Cardiff University staff: £30
     

To register for the event:
 

  • BAM members will be required to log into their account on BAM's website and proceed with the registration for the event.
     
  • If you are not a BAM member and do not have non-BAM member's account on BAM's website, please create non-BAM member's profile on BAM's website first via the link below and then email Oana at omihut@bam.ac.uk or call BAM office on 020 7383 7770 to complete your registration for the event.
     

To create a Non- BAM member account click here.
 

If you are not a BAM member and would like to join BAM, please click here to see all the membership benefits, or click here to join now.

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Book Now

 

Booking Deadline: 21 October

 

If you are a BAM member, please ensure that you are logged in (using the login box at the top of the screen) and then click the following link to register.
 

 

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Cancelation Policy - Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancelation is made 4 weeks prior to the event. After this, full payment will be required.  BAM reserves the right to cancel the event if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.
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28th October 2016   to   4:00 PM
Executive Suite (3rd Floor) Postgraduate Teaching Centre Cardiff Business School 2 Colum Drive C
Cardiff
CF10 3EU
United Kingdom
BAM Member Event Fee: BAM MKE Event: Multi-Disciplinary, Grand Challenge-Based Learning £ 15.00
Non-BAM Member & Non-Cardiff University Staff Event Fee: BAM MKE Event: Multi-Disciplinary, Grand Challenge-Based Learning £ 30.00
Cardiff University Researcher Event Fee: BAM MKE Event: Multi-Disciplinary, Grand Challenge-Based Learning £ 0.00
Event Information
Product Code 415047
Event Provider British Academy of Management and Cardiff Business School.
Date / Time 28th October 2016 from 10.30am to 4.00pm
Venue Executive Suite (3rd Floor), Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Cardiff Business School, 2 Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Event Type Development Workshop
Target Audience
Price BAM Members: £15, Cardiff University Staff: Free, Non-BAM Members and non-Cardiff University staff: £30
Booking Deadline 21 October 2016
Link to Booking Form https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=3179
Contact For more information on this event please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at omihut@bam.ac.uk.
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