PebblePad to Support Students During Co-operative Work Terms

Chris Rennick (2019) University of Waterloo


In this presentation Chris Rennick shares how he uses PebblePad workbooks to engage students in hands-on engineering design experiences and authentic research activities in their co-operative work term in the Ideas Clinic at the University of Waterloo. Chris introduces us to the concept of “magnificent failures” where students reflect on what didn’t work as planned and what they learned from these experiences. The space in which students can record and reflect on their experiences reminds them of all the work they have done and makes the end term evaluation a smoother process for both the students and the evaluator.


Chris Rennick, Faculty of Engineering, Ideas Clinic, University of Waterloo