ExpiredÁskoranatengt nám, Challenge based learning (CBL)

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  • 04/09/2017
    12:00 - 14:30

Stund: mán. 4. sept. kl. 12:00-14:30
Staður: Háskólatorg, HT-300
Kennari: Juan Pablo Mora, dósent við háskólann í Sevilla

Áskoranatengt nám (CBL)

Í vinnustofunni leiðir Juan Pablo Mora dósent við Sevilla háskóla á Spáni þátttakendur í gegnum það hvernig vinna megi með áskoranatengt nám og hverjir kostir þess og gallar eru. CBL var upphaflega þróað af Apole Inc í gegnum ,,Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow-Today” 2008 fyrir kennslu á framhaldskólastigi. Hin síðari ár hefur það einnig verið notað á háskólastiginu með góðum árangri. Þessi nálgun í námi byggir á því að nemendur vinna með námsefnið – takast á við áskoranir – og læra af því. Juan Pablo segir reynslu sína af námsaðferðinni sýna fram á það enn einu sinni að nemendur læra betur á því að vera virkir þátttakendur í námsferlinu (sjá nánar í enskum texta).

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English:

Challenge Based Learning (CBL) at the university level, an experience from the University of Sevilla

In this workshop Juan Pablo Mora will present an experience carried out during the spring semester of 2016-2017 using the learning framework known as Challenge Based Learning (CBL) in the module Topics of General Linguistics, a fourth year elective course of the degree in Spanish Philology at the University of Sevilla.

CBL originated in 2008 through the “Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow—Today” project. It was developed by Apple Inc. initially for secondary education but in the last years it has also been used at the university level. It is a learning approach based on experiential learning, service learning and learning by doing.

In this particular instance, a general challenge was proposed to the students, to participate in the 15th Science Fair in Seville to show to the general public and society that linguistics can also be a science and that language is at the core of the scientific endeavor.

The 50 students enrolled in the class organized themselves in nine teams that devised, developed and evaluated a project/challenge of their choice with the guidance of the teacher and experts. The results of the projects were presented in class at the beginning of April (mid-term) and at the end of May. Some activities suited for the general public were shown at stand 103 of Seville’s Science Fair on May 13th 2017.

Evaluation of the students was carried out by observation in class, peer evaluation of the presentations and a final portfolio that included a class diary and two to five essays that were proposed by the different teams so that non-members could also learn about the other teams’ projects.

The results of the experience were quite satisfactory for both the teacher and the students, proving once more that learning takes place better when there is student active involvement and participation in the teaching and learning process. Nevertheless, a few of the things that went wrong, especially having to do with the dynamics of the cooperation within the groups, will be pointed out in order to improve future implementations of CBL in this and other courses.

A light lunch will be offered during the workshop.

About the teacher: 

Juan Pablo Mora is an associate professor at the Department of Spanish Language and Linguistics of the University of Sevilla where he teaches General Linguistics to Spanish students and Spanish Linguistics to foreigners. He has been visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Iceland (2009-2010) and at the University of Brunei. His most recent research deals with the sociolinguistic situation of Spanish Sign Language, language revitalization, intercultural communication and the teaching of linguistics and of foreign languages.

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