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. What does it take to shift from the traditional role of 'student' to that of a collaborator and partner? This workshop is targeted to students and will be a hands-on exploration of self-awareness, emotional intelligence and the 'value' that they can bring to a collaboratory learning community.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify strengths they can bring to a co-learning partnership relationship;
2. Identify their level of emotional intelligence and how to leverage EI within collaboratory partnerships;
3. Describe the concept of value as it pertains to their unique set of characteristics, skills and strengths and how that 'package' supports and contributes to a collaboratory learning community
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.