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Archive for the 'Events, Workshops, etc.' Category

Diversified teaching and learning at FCAT’s event: Leaning into Learning

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Last week, the beautiful World Music Room at SFU Woodwards hosted FCAT’s event, Leaning into Learning: An FCAT exchange forum on dynamic teaching practices. The 40 participants, were able to engage and interact with their colleagues regarding teaching and learning in a very upbeat and visually-striking environment.

Leaning into Learning: Visual Summary

The forum began with welcoming remarks by facilitators of the event, Stuart Poyntz, FCAT Teaching Fellow, Kathryn Ricketts, TLC FCAT Educational Consultant, Jennifer McRae and Deanna Rogers, Experiential Education Project Coordinators, followed by a message of “diversified teaching and learning” from VP, Academic, Jon Driver. Sure enough, the event not only encouraged diversity in teaching and learning, it also demonstrated it. The first five, fast-firing presentations were based around Pecha Kucha format and highlighted dynamic exemplars of innovative teaching practices. Next were the concurrent workshops wherein three faculty members presented a course/problem overview, then the participants asked clarifying questions and provided suggestions and strategies.

The day ended with mobile dialogues which allowed the participants to drive the discussion to any topic they are most interested in. Some of the topics discussed were engaging with the complexity of text, teachers as curators of information, value of reflective journaling in class, and classrooms as incubator of practice.

Hard work rewarded: CPUTL graduates celebrate their success

Monday, April 15th, 2013

CUTL grads, April 2013

Eighteen graduate students participated in the spring 2013 Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning (CPUTL). As the above photo illustrates, the graduation ceremony on April 9 was a true celebration. Peter Liljedahl (centre, wearing a jacket and an elegant gray vest), Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, and associate professor in the Faculty of Education, addressed the graduands.

CUTL facilitators with grad

The CPUTL program was led by Russell Day (left), a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology, along with Kathryn Ricketts and Erin Aspenlieder, both TLC educational consultants. Here they pose with Jay Park, a graduate student in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, who proudly displays his graduation certificate while Kathryn exercises a stabilizing influence.

FASS instructors discuss “how to spark compelling student writing”

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Faculty members and graduate students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) met on January 16 for a “One Good Idea” session dedicated to the consideration of “how to spark compelling student writing.” The event was organized by FASS Faculty Teaching Fellow Adrienne Burk and Erin Aspenlieder, the TLC educational consultant for FASS. Read Erin’s account of the event and the ideas it generated on the Teaching and Learning News blog here.