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Date: Thursday, Mar 31, 2016

Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Add to CalendarLearning to Deal with Real World Problems: Are we there yet? - Leaders on Learning03/31/2016 10:00 AM03/31/2016 11:00 AMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverLeader: Don Noakes, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology42 – ‘the meaning of life, the universe and everything’.If only it was that simple. Science uses systematic and formal processes to generate new knowledge and a better understanding of nature and the universe. Discipline-based training prepares students for successful careers in their field but advances in science have resulted in more and more material being added to courses and programs. While discipline specific expertise has increased and should be applauded, solutions to today’s complex real world problems often require a different mix of skills and experiences that cross disciplines. Adding those skills and experiences will require trade-offs in content or focus. Whether the changes required for students to deal with these real world problems are a trade-off or a trade-up is a matter of perspective. Some thoughts and experience will be shared. Snacks and drinks will be provided.This is part of the Successful Student Learning Initiative (Year 2) and the Leaders on Learning Series.Audience            Open to all VIU Campus Community Members (including students – so please share and have students email Stephanie.Didsbury@viu.ca to register!)When                   Thursday, March 31, 10:00 – 11:00 amWhere                  Nanaimo Campus B300, Royal Arbutus RoomRegister               InVIU (sign in with your Capitan computer account)false

Leader: Don Noakes, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology

42 – ‘the meaning of life, the universe and everything’.

If only it was that simple. Science uses systematic and formal processes to generate new knowledge and a better understanding of nature and the universe. Discipline-based training prepares students for successful careers in their field but advances in science have resulted in more and more material being added to courses and programs. While discipline specific expertise has increased and should be applauded, solutions to today’s complex real world problems often require a different mix of skills and experiences that cross disciplines. Adding those skills and experiences will require trade-offs in content or focus. Whether the changes required for students to deal with these real world problems are a trade-off or a trade-up is a matter of perspective. Some thoughts and experience will be shared. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

This is part of the Successful Student Learning Initiative (Year 2) and the Leaders on Learning Series.

Audience            Open to all VIU Campus Community Members (including students – so please share and have students email Stephanie.Didsbury@viu.ca to register!)

When                   Thursday, March 31, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Where                  Nanaimo Campus B300, Royal Arbutus Room

Register               InVIU (sign in with your Capitan computer account)

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