On September 3rd-4th, 2019, the first Instructor Training Event organized by Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), took place at the PBL Room that was created in UNITEN for the ALIEN project. The project was presented to 32 lecturers form four different colleges that attended the training activity.
A two-day workshop on active learning (AL) entitled “Workshop on 21st Century For Engaging Millennials, Part 1: Effective Implementations of Active Learning” was held on 3-4 September 2019. This workshop was facilitated by Prof. Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof and Dr. Syed Ahmad Helmi Syed Hassan from Centre for Engineering Education, UTM. Among the modules covered were introduction to student-centred teaching and learning, bookends instructional design and informal cooperative learning structures, and designing and planning an aligned course using AL.
A survey form was distributed at the end of the training. In general, participants concluded the training as very insightful. Majority requested for more training related to active learning to be conducted. In addition, the content of the training was found interesting and met the participants’ professional needs. The training gave the participants a new perspective and knowledge regarding active learning. The training booklet provided during the training was found very useful and effective.