Call for participation
Prof. Richard Felder & Dr. Rebecca Brent will be coming to Malaysia to conduct a series of workshops. Below are the workshops planned:
A half-day Workshop on
DESIGNING AND PRESENTING EFFECTIVE TEACHING WORKSHOPS FOR ACADEMIC STAFF IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Date: 23 May 2014 | Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm| Venue: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru
Fees: Early Bird RM300 (USD 150) | Normal Fees RM400 (USD 200)
As anyone who has attempted to present a seminar or workshop on teaching to faculty members in science, mathematics, or engineering knows, the participants at such programs may not all be warmly receptive. Many may believe that subject knowledge is all that is needed to teach effectively, and they are quick to dismiss as irrelevant any material on pedagogy that they cannot immediately connect to their disciplines.
Presenting an effective teaching workshop to academic staff in technical fields requires answering these questions:
- How can I design and promote a workshop that will attract substantial numbers of participants?
- How can I select content that is relevant to the learning interests and needs of the participants, especially when those interests and needs may vary and I cannot be sure in advance what they are?
- What can I do to make the workshop instructive and enjoyable? How can I get the participants actively involved? What mistakes should I avoid?
- What problems might arise before and during the workshop (logistical problems associated with scheduling and registration, time management, difficult participants, equipment failure, etc.)? How should I deal with them?
This workshop provides answers to all of these questions.
More info can be obtained from the attached brochure. Please click here I-PHEX2014brochure to download the brochure.