Common Core Program Series: Why are my students sleeping in class? – Simple active learning activities to motivate students in large class

Thursday, 8 February, 2018 - 12:30 to 14:00

Speaker:  Prof. Chan Yui Bun,
                 Assistant Professor of Engineering Education (CIVL),
                 Associate Director, Center for Engineering Education Innovation (E2I)

Format:  Seminar

Seminar Overview:

Class size is a major concern to any educational system and there are well-acknowledged challenges of large class teaching at the university. “A large class as one in which characteristics and conditions present themselves as inter-related and collective constraints that impede meaningful teaching and learning”. However, the fact is that no matter the class is big or small, instructors are expected to teach and assess students effectively. In this seminar, Ben shared his personal account of experiences with fellow educators who found themselves in similar situations of teaching and assessing large groups of students at the university.

About the Speaker:

Dr Ben, Y. B. Chan is currently an Assistant Professor in Engineering Education and the Associated Director of the Center for Engineering Education Innovation. Ben has worked extensively in Engineering Education related areas, including academic advising, experiential learning and teaching pedagogies investigation. Ben received 3 teaching awards from different levels over the past 2 years, including the School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award in 2016; the Common Core Teaching Excellence Award 2016 - Honorary Mention and the Nomination for the 2017 UGC Teaching Award. He also accumulated over $20M education related grants as a PI and has over 50 journal and conference papers published between 2011 and 2017.

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Co-organized by:

Center for Education Innovation (CEI)
Undergraduate Core Education (UCE)

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