Programme Schedule

DETAILED SYMPOSIUM PLAN SCHEDULE

 

31st October 2019 (Thursday) – Hall 12

Time:

Sessions

8.30-9.00

Registration / Morning Tea

9.00-9.45

Opening Speech Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, CEO, Bahrain Polytechnic

9.45-10.30

Speech from Ms. Ema Janahi, Director of Academic Development

10.30-11.30

A View from the Ground
(Students’ Perspectives about Active Student-centred Learning)

(Facilitated by Dr. Rogelio Levardo Jr.)

11.30-11.45

Presentation of Certificates to participants in the student panel

11.45-12.00

Welcome Note from Dr. Rogelio Levardo Jr.Acting Manager,

Teaching and Learning Unit

2nd November 2019 (Saturday) – 36.126

Time:

Sessions

8.30-9.00

Registration / Morning Tea

9.00-12.00

Pre-symposium PBL,PjBL workshops from Aalborg University

12.00-13.00

Lunch / Networking

13.00-16.30

Pre-symposium PBL, PjBL workshops from Aalborg University (continued)

3rd November 2019 (Sunday)

Time:

Sessions

8.30-9.00

Registration / Morning Tea (Hall 12)

9.00-9.45

Dr. Ronald Ulseth Keynote Speech: Founder of Iron Range Engineering [PBL] Program Director of Academics and Research, Minnesota, USA

Venue: (Hall 12)

9.45-10.30

Dr. Michael Koh Keynote Speech: Deputy Principal (Academic Services) at Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

Venue: (Hall 12)

10.30-11.15

Prof. Euan Lindsay Keynote Speech: Foundation Professor of Engineering at Charles Sturt University, Australia

Venue: (Hall 12)

 

11.15-13.15

Stream (A)

Room 36.126

Stream (B)

Hall 12

Stream (C)

Room 36.127

Stream (D)

Room 19.216

Pre-symposium PBL, PjBL workshops from Aalborg University (continued)
*Session to start at 12:00 PM

Peer to Peer Feedback in PBL in the Arab Context

 

Facilitator/s:

Dr. Abdul Sattar Khan,

Dr.Rabel Khawaja;

King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

Exploratory Problem Based Learning (EPBL) as a New Approach to Modify the Current Project Based Learning (PBL) Inefficiencies and Problems (Presentation)

 

Presenter/s: Masoud Rashidi, PhD,

Rawan H. Budastoor, Aiya Chen,

Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait; Mariam F. Al Amirah, Burgan Drilling Co., Kuwait

The effective use of concept maps in the context of problem-based learning

 

Facilitator:

Dr. Feroze Kaliyadan,

King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

13.15-14.15

Lunch / Networking

14.15-16.15

Pre-symposium PBL, PjBL workshops from Aalborg University (continued)

 

Project Based English Language Learning in Vocational Courses

 

Facilitator: Ameena Aziz,

Bahrain Training Institute, Kingdom of Bahrain

 

Exploratory Problem Based Learning (EPBL) As A New Approach to Modify the Current Project-Based Learning (PBL) Inefficiencies and Problems (Workshop) 

 

Facilitator/s: Masoud Rashidi, PhD,

Rawan H. Budastoor, Aiya Chen,

Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait; Mariam F. Al Amirah, Burgan Drilling Co., Kuwait

Feedback and reflection in the context of problem-based learning

 

Facilitator:

Dr. Feroze Kaliyadan,

King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

16.15-16.30

Presenter Awards (Hall 12)

4th November 2019 (Monday)

Time:

Sessions

8.30-9.00

Registration / Morning Tea (Hall 12)

9.00-10.00

Stream (A)

Hall 12

Stream (B)

Room 36.126

Stream (C)

Room 36.127

Problem-Based Learning Blending Formative Assessments and Technology

 

Presenter/s:

Dr. Harris Saseendran, Shafeeqa Salman; Bahrain Training Institute, Kingdom of Bahrain

Tutor Reflection on the Impact of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Implementation on the Students Performance in an Introductory Finance Course

 

Presenter/s:

Emma Salari,

Shaima Alansari,

Bahrain Polytechnic, Kingdom of Bahrain

Progress Test in Medicine still a dilemma: An impact on Adoption of International Progress Test in Saudi Arabia

 

Presenter/s:

Dr. Mohammed Al Farhan,

Dr. Saif Aldossary,

Dr. Abdul Sattar Khan; King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

10.00-11.00

The outcomes of Students’ engagement in External Consultancy Project in Oman: A Case of Project Based Learning

 

Presenter/s:

Dr. Rakesh Belwal

Dr. Shweta Belwal

Dr. Azlinor Binti Sufian,

Amal Al Badi

Sohar University, Oman

Evaluating the impact of SCRUM in a Project-Based Learning Game Development course

 

Presenter/s: Abdulmonem Ali  

Dr. Christos Gatzoulis Bahrain Polytechnic, Kingdom of Bahrain

 

Problem-Based Learning and The Development of Key Skills in Foundation Mathematics Students at The Bahrain Polytechnic

 

Presenter/s:

Maitham AlMuharraqi,

Dr. George Toworfe; Bahrain Polytechnic, Kingdom of Bahrain

11.00-12.00

Model (CIPP) to Practice in PBL environment: Bridging West to East

 

Presenter/s:

Dr. Abdul Sattar Khan,

Dr. Waseem Suleman, Dr. Maujid Masood Malik,

Dr. Mohammed Bastaweesy,

Dr. Imran Sabri ,

Dr. Sayed Ibrahim Ali

King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

The Mathematics of Getting to the Moon: A Case Study of Problem Based Learning

 

Presenter:

Dr. Alan Oxley, Bahrain Polytechnic,

Kingdom of Bahrain

 

 

 

 

 

 

PjBL and CDIO: Analysis and scope for an effective Engineering Project

 

Presenter:

Dr. Subbiah Stalin, Bahrain Training Institute, Kingdom of Bahrain

 

 

 

12.00-13.00

Lunch / Networking (Hall 12)

13.00- 14.00

Fit for Purpose Higher Education: Integrating the 21st Century Professional Realities through Project Based Learning

 

 

Presenter:

Dr. Philippe Vande Wiele,

Bahrain Polytechnic, Kingdom of Bahrain

 

 

 

 

 

Speed Managements in PBL (Project-/Problem-Based Learning) for Maximization of Creative Potential through Human-Based Digital Literacy

 

Presenter: Dr. Joo Won Lee, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait

 

 

Illustration of Role-Play for Learning Medical Communication Skills

In PBL curriculum

 

Presenter/s:

Dr. Abdul Sattar Khan, Dr. Rabel Khawaja,

Dr. Jihan Hakeem, Mohamed Soliman, Juliet Balaes,  

Romina Labaniego,

King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

14.00-15.00

The Perspective of Alumni in the GCC region on the Development of Engineering Competencies through Project Based Learning

 

Presenter/s:

Dr. Martin Jaeger,

Dr. Abdullah Al Mughrabi,

Maram Al Far, Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait;

Dr. Desmond Adair University of Tasmania, Australia

Usage of Gaming strategy in the classroom, Grade craft and Charter Lab exemplar

 

Facilitator:

Hawra Nooh,

Bahrain Polytechnic,Kingdom of Bahrain

 

 

 

Rising to the challenge of working in a PBL environment using differentiated assessment techniques and NLP

 

Presenter:

Michael Pal,

Bahrain Polytechnic, Kingdom of Bahrain

 

15.00-16.00

The Way Forward
Closing Panel Discussion with Decision Makers and Leaders in the Higher Education and Industry Sectors
(Facilitated by Dr. Brian Bennison)

16.00-16.30

Presenter Awards (Hall 12)

 

 

PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING WORKSHOPS

 

Worldwide, engineering education is facing challenges such as sustainability and innovation encompassing automatization. There is a need for developing engineering education accordingly and for educating more innovative graduates with a suitable set of skills and competences. Problem and project based learning (PBL) has become one of the answers to these challenges together with the application of more active learning methodologies. The PBL models are practiced in different ways ranging from shorter projects with well-defined problems to more complex projects with ill-structured problems. For the different models, differences occur in terms of the degree of student involvement, the identification of the problem, the role of the teacher, the organization of the learning process, and the assessment.

These three workshops provide an overview of the basics of some aspects of PBL theory and practice, namely curriculum management, facilitation skills and PBL models and practices. The workshops take a PBL approach by providing knowledge and exemplary hands-on activities delivered, and facilitated by a PBL expert.

In overall, the participants are expected to:

1.Understand active learning methodologies, in particular problem- and project based learning different practices and models (LO1)

2.>Understand curriculum design and management (LO2)

3.Understand and experience PBL as a learning process and development of PBL skills, including facilitation skills (LO3)

Trainer:

Ronald Ulseth, PhD

Iron Range Engineering (USA)/ Aalborg University (Denmark)

Workshops:

Themes

Specific learning objectives

Date and duration

1.    PBL practices and models

·  Define PBL and PBL principles

·  Recognize the role of the problem in learning process and develop strategies to identify and formulate problems

·  Relation between problem orientation and other PBL principles, namely contextual, collaborative and experiential learning

·  Relate the PBL curriculum elements with different PBL models.

Nov. 2, morning (3h)

2.    Facilitation and PBL skills

·  Understand the role of teacher in a PBL environment

·  Relate the facilitation with students’ learning and competences development

·  Define different types of facilitation styles

·  Reflect on different facilitation styles and skills by using a facilitation guide

Nov. 2, afternoon (3h)

3.    Course and curriculum design

·  Relate the PBL curriculum elements with constructive curriculum alignment

·  Formulate learning outcomes and relate different types of learning outcomes with different cognitive tasks/ learning.

·  Develop strategies based on different resources available to design activities to achieve the learning outcomes

Nov. 3, afternoon (3h)

 

No. of participants:

Minimum of 12 participants and a maximum of 25 participants.