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Designing Learning Outcomes for Labs

Date: 4th May 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: Room 119, Tangent, School of Business - Please note that this is an in-person event

Facilitators: Prof Andrew Garrard, University of Sheffield & Dr Adam Funnell, University of Sheffield

The ability to deliver effective laboratories in higher education came under sharp focus during the pandemic with the move to online teaching and learning. Prior to this move, the department of Multidisciplinary Engineering Education in the University of Sheffield had re-examined their approach to the provision of labs across engineering programmes. As a result they developed a new model for lab delivery, one that included rigorous development of learning outcomes for the labs, with a focus on the cross disciplinary nature of practical engineering skills. During the pandemic they found that these changes facilitated a somewhat smoother transition of labs to the online mode than may otherwise have been expected.

In this workshop Prof Andrew Garrard and Dr Adam Funnell will outline their experiences of refocusing the labs within the engineering programmes in the University of Sheffield, and what worked and what didn't during the pandemic. As part of the workshop, you will be guided through the process of developing effective learning outcomes for your labs that are situated within the wider context of the module and the associated programme. You will also be facilitated in the development of lab types that can be used both to achieve different types of learning outcomes and different modes of lab delivery. 

This event has been funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Designing Learning Outcomes for Labs

In this workshop Prof Andrew Garrard and Dr Adam Funnell outline their experiences of refocusing the labs within the engineering programmes in the University of Sheffield.

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