Experiential learning through student led persuasive presentations

Sabine Weyand | UBC Okanagan

Presentation | Monday, May 6 at 10:45 am – 12:00 pm | LIB 317

As university programs, courses, and job markets expand and evolve, it is important that students are exposed to the broad range of opportunities available post gradation and are able to explore their passions in fundamental courses. Traditional approaches to moving beyond a single instructor’s expertise involve bringing in faculty and industry guest lectures; however, this approach is limited in topics explored and usually involves very little active learning. This presentation outlines how student led active persuasive presentations were applied to a first year sustainable engineering design course. We will explore our implementation strategy, peer evaluations, and student reflections.