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BOOK CLUB: Project-Based Learning in the First Year: Beyond All Expectations

Ended Oct 28, 2020
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Full course description

Term: Fall 2020

Date: September 30th, October 14th, October 28th, 2020

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm


Instructors: Danielle Lusk, Tiffany Shoop, Liesl Baum, Vicki Pitstick, Kim Filer, & Amanda Porterfield. 

Presented By: Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)

Zoom: Pending



Book clubs offer opportunities to build a small community that dives into topics we have identified as timely and supportive of teaching and learning. This book club will meet three times over the course of the semester. Please see the scheduled dates and times.

Book description from Stylus Publishing:
Project-Based Learning in the First Year: Beyond All Expectations
Edited by Kristin K. Wobbe and Elisabeth A. Stoddard

This book has two goals: First, to show the value of significant project-based work for first-year undergraduate students; and Second, to share how to introduce this work into first year programs. The authors spend the bulk of the book sharing what they have learned about this practice, including details about the administrative support and logistics required. They have also included sample syllabi, assignments and assessments, and classroom activities.

The projects are applicable in a liberal arts education, in engineering programs, in two and four year colleges, in public and private universities--any institution with first year undergraduate students that wants to actively engage them in understanding and solving real-world problems through project work. Evidence shows that project-based learning, with real world, team-based educational experiences, increases the engagement and retention rate of underserved students. Introducing project-based learning in the first year can set the stage for incorporating the culture and practice of inclusive excellence as foundation for learning on college and university campuses.