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Enquiry Based Learning in Action

Manchester Museum
25 June 2009 09:30-16:00

You are cordially invited to ‘EBL in Action: CEEBL 4th Annual Symposium’.   This symposium highlights the work from the past academic year of the Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning (CEEBL)’s Project Holders, Student Interns and PhD Research Group.  You will get to see the latest demonstrations of innovative work and exciting developments in Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) from across the University.  You will also have the opportunity to discuss that work with fellow EBL enthusiasts and to share your own experiences and insights. 
There are still places available if you wish to register for the event. Please note that you are not expected to be in attendance the entire day. Please feel free to drop in and out of sessions as needed.


9.30 - Arrival and registration (tea and coffee provided)

10.00 - Welcome and introduction: Adele Aubrey (CEEBL Manager) 

10.10 - Keynote speech: “Undergraduate research and inquiry for all students?” Alan Jenkins (Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes University; Reinvention Fellow at the Reinvention Centre for Undergraduate Research at University of Warwick and Oxford Brookes University; and Consultant for the Higher Education Academy)
11.10 - Break

11.25 - Parallel Sessions: 1 (Please refer to the final programme for times)

  • Grant Campbell – Encouraging Engineers to Read: A Book-Based Final Year Assessment
  • Victor Gonzalez - Teaching Foundations for Interaction Design using an Enquiry-Based Learning Approach
  • Chris Harrison - Does the Progress Test support and encourage EBL? A study of students’ preparation for the test in two medical schools which use Problem-Based Learning
  • Katja Stuerzenhofecker - EBL supporting student dialogue and collaboration across faiths, genders, sexual orientations and other diversities in Religion & Theology
  • Joanne Tippett – Ketso™: a hands-on kit for creative groupwork (demo session)
  • Pete Whitton - EBL online: Using technology to communicate and collaborate

12.2 - Buffet lunch

1.10 - Parallel Sessions: 2 (Please refer to the final programme for times)

  • CEEBL PhD Research Group – Developing an EBL template for Higher Education
  • Kate Cooper - Engaging with Early Christian Communities: An Enquiry-Based Learning approach
  • Catherine Franc - EBL for the year abroad learning log for languages degrees
  • Leo Lue - Incorporating Enquiry-Based Learning in Experimental Laboratory Projects in Chemical Engineering
  • Lindsay Rigby and Philip Keeley - Bridging the Gap: an experiential Enquiry-Based Learning approach in Mental Health Education
  • Pete Smyntek - Green City Projects: facilitating cross-faculty communities of practice in environment and sustainable development research for Manchester City Council
  • Student Perspective – Engaging Students in Shaping their Learning

3.25 - Plenary session – group discussions

4.00 - Finish
This event is free of charge and places are limited.  Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, as well as a buffet lunch.
The organisers very much hope that you will be able to join us for this celebratory day.  Please visit the website for online registration:  

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