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‘Experiences that Build Expertise’: Real-World challenges in the curriculum

Alison Watson

June 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am

09:00 – 10.00 (Edinburgh), 12:00 – 13.00 (Dubai), and 16:00 – 17.00 (Malaysia)

Venue: Join Online via Microsoft Teams Meeting

This Session examines the benefits and challenges of incorporating real-world challenges and ambiguity into the curriculum, using process-driven strategies to guide students on their learning journey. Our guest speaker, Alison Watson, is an educational innovator who has transformed STEM education in schools by developing an applied curriculum that links between industry and the classroom. In our current learning context, both ourselves and our students are dispersed on laptops around the world, and many of the ‘norms’ of society are changing before our eyes. How can we, as educators, develop a community of learning and shared purpose for our students- in an engaging manner? We will explore the possibilities of a process-driven curriculum, in developing students’ ability in dealing with ambiguity, honing a variety of communication and research skills, whilst developing their specialist expertise.