Webinars are between 45 to 60 minutes and are currently available from Singapore Polytechnic. They are meant to be introduce participants to specific aspects of CDIO, some of which at the program-level and others at the course-level.
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|WB01||Introduction to CDIO for Beginners||This webinar introduces participants to the CDIO Initiative and Framework, notably its 2 major elements: the CDIO Syllabus and the CDIO Standards. It provides concise background of CDIO and interpretations of the Framework. It is suitable for department head, program lead, etc who wanted to know more about CDIO; what and how it can be used to guide curriculum redesign. It is also useful for any faculty tasked with using CDIO to redesign one’s course(s) in the form of a “crash course” of CDIO, before one embarks on more in-depth exploration of CDIO via other webinars or workshops.|
|WB02||Core Principles of Learning for Designing Learning Tasks||This webinar introduces participants to a set of core principles of learning, useful in guiding the design of CDIO Integrated Learning Experiences (Standard 7) in particular, and any teaching and learning activities that make use of various active learning strategies (CDIO Standard 8) in general. Examples are provided to illustrate how each core principle can be applied, and emphasis is placed on achieving the synergistic effect by creatively combining several core principles within the same learning setting.|
|WB03||Pedagogy for Evidence-based Flipped Classroom using ICT||This webinar introduces participants to a recommended pedagogy in implementing flipped classroom as a form of active learning (CDIO Standard 8). This pedagogy creatively combines the guidance afforded by the core principles of learning (WB02) and the use of digital technologies (ICT tools) to engage students in learning. The latter serves to provide evidence of students or otherwise; and provide timely feedback to enhance learning, often in real time.|
|WB04||Integrated Curriculum for Progressive Development of Graduate Attributes||This webinar introduces participants to CDIO Standard 3 Integrated Curriculum, and how it can be used to guide the development of desired graduate attributes to the desired level of proficiency, in a progressive manner throughout the entire duration of study. It is suitable for the entire program development team, tasked with CDIO adoption for a given program.|
|WB05||Integration of Self-Directed Learning into Curriculum||This webinar introduces participants specifically to the CDIO approach of integrating self-directed learning (SDL) into a curriculum. It helps participants unpack the underpinning skills and attitudes needed to support SDL and via the use of the CDIO Syllabus. It illustrates the process using the example of chemical engineering, explaining how relevant CDIO Standards - from Integrated Curriculum to Integrated Learning Experiences - are used to support the integration process. This webinar provides the background understanding that is built upon by a workshop on SDL (WS1).|
|WB06||Integrating Ethical Reasoning into Curriculum||This webinar introduces participants specifically to the CDIO approach of integrating ethical reasoning into a curriculum. It explains the importance of ethics in one’s professional discipline. It provided a brief literature review on the topic and outlines different approaches that had been reported. It then move on to demonstrate how the CDIO Framework can be used, using examples from chemical engineering. The approach can be used in any engineering discipline.|
|WB07||Introduction to Education and Sustainable Development||This webinar provides participants with understanding of sustainability and sustainable development, and the evolution of the elusive concept. It discusses the challenges of teaching the topic, and shares the current thinking based on the notion of transformative learning of the learner. This represent the change in focus and approach arising from deficiencies in earlier attempts in engaging students. It also outlines the competencies needed for sustainable development and suggested using sustainability as a discourse to deliver the transformative learning needed.|
|WB08||Continual Improvement using CDIO Self-Evaluation (Diploma)||This webinar provides participants with understanding of how to use CDIO Standard 12 Program Evaluation to carry out a self-evaluation process of one’s program based on the CDIO Framework. It also introduces participants to techniques commonly used in the business world, namely external scanning and SWOT analysis. It also illustrates the process via 2 case studies from chemical engineering, one of which is on how the program responded to the challenge of Industry 4.0.|
|WB09||Active Learning with Educational Technologies||This webinar provides participants with understanding of various active learning strategies, criteria for selection based on the learning needs in particular the skills and attitudes to be developed, for example systems thinking which is an important competency for chemical engineers. Pedagogies used to support active learning, with special emphasis on educational technologies (ICT tools), as well as considerations on synchronous vs asynchronous learning will also be discussed.|
|WB10||Reflective Practice for Faculty Professional Development||This webinar provides participants firstly with clarification of the various terminologies used, such as reflection, reflexivity, reflective practice, etc. Different types of reflective practices will be discerned, with a call for using an evidence-based approach. To further enhance the process, a process using 3 metaphors of mirror, microscope and binoculars aligned to the CDIO Core Standards will be shared. Case studies on how this approach is used to help CDIO Self-Evaluation and curriculum redesign will be provided.|
|Other topics||Will be added when available|