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Towards a ‘Positive U’

Towards a "Positive U"

You gaze around the classroom, recognizing that a number of students are on their cell phones. Others are on their laptops, maybe taking notes but most likely using social media. A few are blatantly working on homework or assignments for other classes. Several students in the back of the classroom are avoiding your gaze, anxiously hoping not to be noticed. One student even appears to be asleep. A small group of students at the front of the class is stressed about the upcoming assignment. Welcome to the college classroom.

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Adding a tool for better writing

Adding a tool for better writing

Starting this winter session, Queen’s will be running a pilot program for the writing assessment service Turnitin.

The test run of the online service will involve approximately 15 courses, says Peter Wolf, Associate Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, before the program is made available university-wide in September 2017.

The strength of the program, Mr. Wolf points out, may be as an academic integrity education tool, helping guide users into becoming better writers.

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Celebrating outstanding staff

Celebrating outstanding staff

The Queen’s community gathered Wednesday for the Principal’s Holiday Reception to recognize and celebrate staff contributions over the past year.

Principal Daniel Woolf presented Queen’s Special Recognition for Staff Awards to seven deserving individuals. This year’s winners are:

Sandra Murray, Program Coordinator, Centre for Teaching and Learning

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Recipients of the 2016 Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 Recipients of the Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards:

Educational Leadership Award

Robert Lovelace

Educational Technology (Faculty) Award

Lindsay Davidson, Lynel  Jackson, Michelle Gibson, Stephen Mann, Sheila Pinchin

Educational Technology (Staff) Award

Amir Heidari, Katherine Prescott, Leigha Covell, Rob Bertschi, Simon Bailey

International Education Innovation Award

Ajay AgarwalMichael Condra

Outstanding Student Service Award

Aphra Rogers

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Queen’s exhibit highlights the value of creativity in teaching and learning

Faculty, staff and student contributed artifacts for the month-long Creative Expressions show.

“We were looking for that intersection between teaching and learning and creativity. We think that creativity is a key part of deep learning. And we don’t talk about it very often. We don’t talk about connectivity, the joy of teaching and learning, the creative processes, the meaning-making,” said Mr. Wolf.

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