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Project-Based Learning seminar

Come and hear how Project-Based learning has been successfully adopted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA.

Date: Friday 31 January
Time: 1 – 2pm
Venue: John Britten foyer – No need to register

Professor Gary Pollice from WPI will discuss the role of project-based learning and motivations for and benefits from using it.

Examples of implementing projects in the classroom and throughout the curriculum will be highlighted to illustrate how project-based learning develops critical thinking and other skills that our graduates today need to have for success in their careers.

Results as provided by students, alumni, faculty and employers are presented alongside a discussion of some of the challenges and successes with project-based learning in the classroom and in WPI’s global projects program.

UC Teaching Awards and Teaching Medal

Do you know an excellent teacher or teaching team who deserve wider recognition?
Then take a moment to nominate them for a UC Teaching Award or the UC Teaching Medal.

Nominations for the 2020 Teaching Awards and UC Teaching Medal are open from now until 18 May, so kick start your year now.

Don’t forget that there is also an award available for implementing a single special teaching innovation, and that all teaching awards also bring with them a financial reward. The process is simple: complete a one-step form.

All awards recognise excellence in teaching (including thesis supervision) in both undergraduate and graduate programmes. The teaching medal is UC’s highest award for teaching and leadership.
Further information and nomination forms are available on the Teaching Awards or the Teaching Medal websites.

UC Teaching Awards

Come and celebrate the work of this year’s UC Teaching Award winners – Associate Professor Ashley Garrill (Biological Sciences), Professor Alessandro Palermo (Civil and Natural Resources Engineering) and Dr Marlene Villeneuve (Geological Sciences) – at the opening event of UC’s Teaching Month on 1 July, from 10.30am in the Undercroft 101.

This celebration will launch UC Teaching Month for 2019, and will include the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cheryl de la Rey, giving a key note speech from 11.30am on the future of teaching at UC, and the role of teaching in the emerging Academic Strategy.

Introduced in 2001, The UC Teaching Awards recognise excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and teaching-related activities. Learn more about this year’s winners’ teaching here>

The full timetable of events planned for July’s Teaching Month can be accessed Teaching month website>

Please join us in congratulating Associate Professor Ashley Garrill, Professor Alessandro Palermo and Dr Marlene Villeneuve on 1 July.

Teaching Month is coming

Want to hear some new ideas about teaching at UC? Have a quick look at what’s coming up this year in UC’s Teaching Month in July.

Come for a coffee, stay to hear:

– the Vice-Chancellor’s thoughts on the future of teaching at UC;

– how teaching can help you get promoted;

– how you can contribute to teaching leadership at UC;

– opportunities for funding your teaching ideas;

– technology-enabled learning possibilities

and much more.