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.
This event will take place on Friday 28th October 2016, 10.30am to 4.00pm.
Who Should Attend
All academics involved in teaching, and interested in exploring problem-based approaches to learning.
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.
Executive Suite (3rd Floor)
Postgraduate Teaching Centre
Cardiff Business School
2 Colum Drive
Cardiff, CF10 3EU
British Academy of Management and Cardiff Business School.
For specific information about this event please contact the workshop facilitator: Dr Sarah Hurlow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general enquiries please contact Oana Mihut at the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call BAM office on 020 7383 7770 to complete your registration for the event.
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.
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.
|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|