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Laspau and SEMESP Implement the IV STHEM Brazil Forum

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MOOCA, BRAZIL, March 22-23, 2018- Over the past two days, professor representing public and private institutions from Brazil met at the IV STHEM Brazil Forum to promote and exchange innovative teaching methodologies in higher education.

The STHEM Brazil Forum is an initiative between Laspau and the union of private higher education institutions from the State of São Paulo (SEMESP), which, since 2012,  has aimed to train professors from Brazil through innovative teaching theories and best practices in areas of content development, assessment, and learning management. Trainers are faculty and administrators of institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Olin College, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Université du Québec à Montréal, among others.

This year, professors gathered at the Universidade São Judas Tadeu and presented projects on varied practices such as peer instruction, active learning, project-based learning, gamification, design thinking, flipped classroom, and blended learning, which they had implemented in their respective classes.

The Forum had special participation from the MIT Media Lab researcher, Professor Leo Burd. Burd runs the Lemann Creative Learning Program, has worked on in education projects include Scratch and App Inventor and created the VoIP Drupal open source toolkit and applications for neighborhood communication, local tourism, open governance, and community engagement. His studies focus on designing technologies for creative learning and social empowerment.

For more information on the STHEM Consortium, please read about Fabio Garcia Reis, one of the Consortium founders, or  visit the STHEM Brasil website (in Portuguese).

For more information on University Innovation programs like the STHEM Consortium, please contact our Program Manager for Academic Innovation, Colleen Silva-Hayden.

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