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EBL in Action: CEEBL 4th Annual Symposium

02 Jun 2009

Thursday 25 June, 9.30am-4pm, The Manchester Museum

You are cordially invited to 'EBL in Action: CEEBL 4th Annual Symposium' on Thursday 25 June from 9.30am to 4pm at The Manchester Museum. This symposium highlights the work from the past academic year of 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.


  • 9.30am Arrival and registration (tea and coffee provided)
  • 10am Welcome and introduction: Adele Aubrey (CEEBL Manager)
  • 10.10am Keynote speech: 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)
  • 11.10am Break
  • 11.25am Parallel Sessions: 1 (Please refer to the final programme for times)

    o Margaret Bruce - Development of team-based simulation of retail sourcing decisions
    o Grant Campbell - Encouraging Engineers to Read: A Book-Based Final Year Assessment
    o Victor Gonzalez - Teaching Foundations for Interaction Design using an Enquiry-Based Learning Approach
    o 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
    o Katja Stuerzenhofecker - EBL supporting student dialogue and collaboration across faiths, genders, sexual orientations and other diversities in Religion & Theology
    o Joanne Tippett - Ketso™: a hands-on kit for creative groupwork (demo session)
    o Pete Whitton - EBL online: Using technology to communicate and collaborate
  • 12.25pm Buffet lunch
  • 1.10am Parallel Sessions: 2 (Please refer to the final programme for times)
    o CEEBL PhD Research Group - Developing an EBL template for Higher Education
    o Kate Cooper - Engaging with Early Christian Communities: An Enquiry-Based Learning approach
    o Catherine Franc - EBL for the year abroad learning log for languages degrees
    o Leo Lue - Incorporating Enquiry-Based Learning in Experimental Laboratory Projects in Chemical Engineering
    o Richard Prince - Life Sciences go to the movies
    o Lindsay Rigby and Philip Keeley - Bridging the Gap: an experiential Enquiry-Based Learning approach in Mental Health Education
    o Pete Smyntek - Green City Projects: facilitating cross-faculty communities of practice in environment and sustainable development research for Manchester City Council
    o Student Perspective - Engaging Students in Shaping their Learning
  • 3.25pm Plenary session group discussions
  • 4pm Finish

This event is free of charge and places are limited. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, as well as a buffet lunch.

We very much hope that you will be able to join us for this celebratory day. Please visit our website for online registration:

A final programme will be available shortly on the CEEBL website.

We very much look forward to seeing you.


The CEEBL Team
Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning
The University of Manchester
C24, Sackville Street Building
M60 1QD

Tel: 0161 306 6440
Fax: 0161 306 6455