Breaking down the classroom walls: Engaging student teams across time and space

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, November 18, 2021


ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Ghent, Belgium

Presentation Slides: 

As teachers within the ENLIGHT network and beyond are driving an educational innovation in which diverse, interdisciplinary and international teams of students collaborate to solve complex, real-world problems, the reality of everyday teaching and learning within university walls pose certain challenges. While project- and team-based courses usually take place inside the classroom, ENLIGHT is creating blended opportunities in which students work together online and on campus. How do we ensure self-directed learning and ownership of learning in these courses, even when students are not in the same room? Eric Mazur will illustrate how he transitioned his team- and project-based course during and after the pandemic. And what you can do to make it work.