The student/teacher partnership is considered transformational in that it provides agency for both learner and teacher. The literature abounds with ways to engage students as collaborators at every level -- from the classroom to the policy table. How can a faculty/instructor/teacher help support the student who wishes to shift from the traditional role of 'learner' to that of a collaborator and partner? This workshop is targeted to faculty/instructors and will provide an overview of how to support students through simple but rigorous self-awareness and emotional intelligence exercises that will help them identify and position the 'value' that they can bring to a collaboratory learning community.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Assess and resource basic self-awareness discovery instruments that can support students seeking personal development;
2. Assess and resource emotional intelligence instruments and explain to students how they can leverage EI within collaboratory partnerships;
3. Describe the concept of value as it pertains to a student's unique set of characteristics, skills and strengths and how that 'package' supports and contributes to a collaboratory learning
Rita Egizii has an eclectic background which includes neuroscience, business, arts and education. She defines herself as social innovator with a scholarly agenda. She has been highly recognized for her work including: Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year (Western Regional Finalist), Global Television/YWCA Woman of Vision, Western Legacy Award for Innovation, and the Order of the University of Calgary. A published author, academic researcher, and professional speaker, Rita's doctoral work is exploring innovative pedagogies of university teachers.