Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Welcome to the Petroleum Institute's Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) website.  CELT is a campus-wide unit focused on enhancing undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. On this site you will find information about the services we provide for faculty, schedules of upcoming seminars, workshops and events, and links to useful materials related to the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We invite you to explore the site, and to contribute to discussions about research on STEM teaching and learning by joining one of the Faculty Learning Communities.

Mission

The mission of the PI Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is to promote the professional enhancement of PI Faculty by providing formal and informal forums for exchange of experience and expertise in order to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instruction.

Aims

  1. Provide services for the ongoing enhancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instruction.

  2. Promote and support engineering education research collaborations with partner institutes (Colorado School of Mines, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, University of Pittsburgh).

  3. Establish a community outreach initiative intended to promote quality science and engineering instruction in local secondary schools through collaboration with Abu Dhabi Educational Council.

Research Areas

  • Content and Language Integrated Learning
  • Promoting and assessing higher order thinking
  • Using technology to improve learning
  • Curriculum Development and assessment of science and engineering programs
  • Project Based Learning
  • Learning processes and outcomes across cultures
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • Gender and engineering