Learning Community Invitation: Problem-based Integrative Education

Aug. 22, 2019

Learning Community Invitation: Problem-based Integrative Education
Learn about current research and develop plans to teach other members of the Webster community about P.I.E.

Current research tells us that problem-based, integrative education (P.I.E.) motivates and transforms students better than almost any other approach to learning by capitalizing on the basic human desire and ability to learn through experience, encouraging engagement through authentic problems that connect classroom knowledge and skills to real-world challenges, and preparing students to meet challenges in their jobs and lives: “wicked problems” that can only be solved by integrating knowledge and skills from various disciplines and professions.

As part of a Provost’s Faculty Fellowship for AY 2019-2020, English faculty member Karla Armbruster will be leading a learning community on P.I.E.

Meeting times and specific topics will be determined by participants, but the group will meet 3 times per semester in order to :1) learn about current research and ways other institutions approach P.I.E., and 2) develop plans to teach other members of the Webster community about P.I.E. and encourage the creation of new P.I.E. initiatives. (And yes, we can have actual pie if that’s what we want to do!)

Please e-mail me Armbruster at armbruka@webster.edu by Aug. 30 if you are interested! (All are welcome, not just faculty.)

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