U.S.- Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E)

U.S.- Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E)

University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar
Monday, 28 January 2019 15:49

USPCASE Faculty attended professional development workshop in active learning methodologies

The USAID-funded USPCASE program implemented by Arizona State University organized a professional development workshop for UET Peshawar and NUST faculty in active learning methodologies. A total of 31 faculty including 3 females participated in the training to learn how they can improve classroom learning to better educate engineers who will excel as designers, problem-solvers, critical thinkers, group workers, and leaders. This three-day workshop (January 15-17) delivered by Dr. Peter Rillero, ASU faculty, is Phase I (of three) of a comprehensive program leading to Advancing Instructional Methods (AIM) Certification.
Workshop topics included higher-level thinking, questioning techniques, assessing and engaging through classroom response systems, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. All participants got hands-on experience on ‘Socrative’ and ‘Plickers’ applications which are real-time student response systems that empower teachers to collect data from their students through smartphones, laptops, or verbal. Recently returned USPCASE exchange faculty, Dr. Muhammad Noman and Dr. Affaq Qamar from UET Peshawar and Dr. Arsalan Khawaja from NUST also facilitated different sessions on active learning and shared their feedback of the ISETL 2018 conference held in Arizona.  
The USAID-funded USPCASE program is helping faculty in improving course delivery methods and assessing the outcomes in the teaching and learning environment.

Last modified on Monday, 28 January 2019 16:03

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