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Engaging Students in Experiential Learning through Inquiry and Problem-based Learning

This workshop will explore inquiry-based and problem-based learning, their similarities and differences, and their value as student-centred, pro- active, experiential learning. Participants will discuss how to design lessons that utilize these approaches whilst factoring in time and resource constraints; and strategies for effective implementation and alignment within the demands of the curriculum and assessment.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key distinctions and overlaps between inquiry-based and problem-based learning approaches.
  • Acquire strategies to integrate these approaches into lesson planning, considering time and resources.
  • Develop techniques for aligning inquiry and problem-based learning with curriculum demands and assessment criteria.

About the Presenter: 

Mr Simon Reynolds

Mr Simon Reynolds is a senior education consultant at Principals Academy with expertise in curriculum  development and implementation, pedagogy and assessment and special education. He was a deputy director at the Curriculum Planning and Development Division of the  Ministry of Education for 11 years working on curriculum development and effective curriculum implementation through appropriate pedagogy and assessment. Currently, he consults on curriculum design, assessment, and evaluation for Special Education Schools, conducts teacher and parent training for mainstream schools  and is as a part-time lecturer and practicum supervisor at the National Institute of Education. He also works on behavioural management  and intervention. When time permits, he occasionally returns to the classroom as a relief teacher to keep connected to classroom realities. Mr Reynolds holds Masters Degrees in English Studies and Autism Studies and A Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Analysis.

Registration Details

Course Code: SR210324

Topic: Engaging Students in Experiential Learning through Inquiry and Problem-based Learning

Trainer: Mr Simon Reynolds

Date(s): 21 March 2024, Thursday

Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

Venue: To Be Confirmed

Closing Date: 8 March 2024, Friday

Workshop Fee: S$350.00 per participant. Fees are subject to GST.

Other Information: Registration is on a first come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

Please contact Joseph Loy by email or tel: 63630330 if you require further information.