Eight teachers from Santiago, Chile, visited high school students partaking in the Undersea Technology Apprentice Program (UTAP) held at NUWC Division Newport on Wednesday, July 18. The teachers are partaking in an intensive two-week program at Salve Regina University in Newport in which they are learning techniques to shift from teacher-centered instruction to student-centered learning.
“Three years ago we had our first approach to this problem,” said Maria Isabel Quiroz, the director of innovative programs at SEDUC, an educational initiative in Chile that sponsors the program to send teachers to Salve Regina University. “We’re starting to implement and connect different disciplines like robotics as we move toward an interdisciplinary approach.”
The interdisciplinary approach utilized in UTAP made a trip to Division Newport an excellent learning opportunity for the group. For more information on the program, visit: http://pellcenter.org/chilean-teachers-arrive-in-newport-for-professional-development/
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