PLAN 211 City-Making: A Global Perspective — a new undergraduate course developed by Dr. Su-Jan Yeo — was launched in September 2017 to a pioneer cohort of 47 students at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Embedded in the course curriculum is the time-sensitive and team-based “Ideathon Challenge” — a platform on which students generate outcome-driven solutions to a real-world problem scenario. This pedagogic experiment has been awarded the UBC Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed Grant. As instructor and principal investigator, Su-Jan aims to conduct an evaluative study on the effectiveness of the Ideathon Challenge as a pedagogic method in promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and applied learning.
This course website documents the project in its initial pilot run and future iterations.