Theories and Issues in Postsecondary Teaching and Learning for Graduate Students

This cohort-based series will focus on some of the big issues and questions in postsecondary teaching and learning.  Together we will explore what researchers currently know about how learning actually happens, discuss how to plan lessons that enhance learning, then dive into some practical applications. Each participant will have the opportunity to highlight a current issue in postsecondary education—possibilities include but are not limited to equity and inclusion, indigenization, and student accommodation—and design a learning activity for the group. We will also focus on how to give and receive high quality feedback that supports both teaching and learning.

During this series of workshops participants will:

  • Engage in collaborative, critically reflective conversations with colleagues to explore current issues, theories and research in postsecondary education
  • Practice peer teaching, and collecting and responding to feedback from colleagues

PROGRAM COMPLETION CRITERIA

Participants who complete all 3 activities of this program are eligible for a digital badge that provides evidence of their learning. For more information on badges, see http://badges.ucalgary.ca

Activity Sequence

Winter 2018 dates

1. Register in the Theories and Issues in Postsecondary Teaching and Learning: Graduate Students

and attend ALL FOUR of the following workshops

*please note this is a cohort based program so you must register for the January 30th workshop and this will automatically register you for all 4 workshops- participants can not register for each of these workshops individually

* How does learning work? The basics of teaching and learning

January 30, 12:00pm-2:00pm in Learning Studio D

* Complexities in lesson planning: Meeting the diverse needs of today’s students

February 27, 12:00pm-2:00pm in Learning Studio D

* Giving and receiving feedback in higher education: Tensions and possibilities

March 6, 12:00pm-2:00pm in Learning Studio D

*The intersections of teaching and research: How can one inform the other?

April 10, 12:00pm-2:00pm in Learning Studio D

 

 

2. Register and attend ONE of the following workshops that highlights a key issue in postsecondary teaching and learning:

 

*The Ins and Outs of Academic Accommodations for Students 

January 24, 2:00pm-3:00pm in Learning Studio F

*Identity in the Classroom: Exploring Instructor Impact

February 6, 1:00pm-3:00pm in Learning Studio F

*Helping Students Help Themselves: Strategies and Resources to Promote Self-Regulated Learning

February 16, 9:00am-11:00am in Learning Studio F

*Using Mental Health and Wellness as a Framework for Course Design March 8, 10:00am-12:00pm in Learning Studio F

*Responding to Students in Distress and Creating a Supportive Learning Environment

March 15, 1:00pm-3:00pm in Learning Studio F

*Teaching Controversial Issues

March 22, 10:00am-12:00pm in Learning Studio F

* Trauma-informed teaching

March 23, 10:00am-11:30am in Rachael Crowder's Zoom Room
   

3. Design a lesson/learning activity and gather feedback

After learning more about lesson planning and giving and receiving feedback, participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills. Each participant will select an article about an issue relevant to postsecondary teaching and learning (a list of potential topics and readings will be provided). Participants will then develop and carry out a plan for leading a discussion or other learning activity as well as design a means of gathering feedback from their learners. Participants must have ATTEND ONE (OR BOTH) of these two sessions but registration is not required:

 

*Peer-led Discussion for Graduate Students

March 20, 12:00pm-2:00pm in Learning Studio D

*Peer-led Discussion for Graduate Students

March 27, 12:00pm-2:00pm in Learning Studio D

 

*Please note that this program is for graduate students and completion of all three activities is mandatory to complete the badge.*