Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Expanding Horizons Logo2017-18 Expanding Horizons Workshop Series for Graduate and Professional Students

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and other student service providers at Queen’s, offers Expanding Horizons - a series of workshops and seminars to support the academic, personal, and professional success of our graduate students. Graduate students are encouraged to participate according to their needs and interests and may take one or as many workshops/seminars as they would like. The workshops focusing on supporting teaching and learning enhancement are listed below:


Principles of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Klodiana Kolomitro, Centre for Teaching and Learning
November 7, 2017, 4:30 – 6:00pm, Gordon Hall, Room 302

The focus of this session is on learning -- what learning in general looks like, what learning looks like in your own disciplinary context and how, as educators, we can select instructional strategies to influence students' approach to learning.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Probe assumptions of what learning looks like in your discipline.
  • Relate formal and theoretical knowledge of teaching and learning to the post-secondary teaching and learning context.
  • Select and implement a variety of instructional practices that encourage deep learning.

Preparing a Teaching Dossier

Dr. Andrea Phillipson, Centre for Teaching and Learning
January 11, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30pm, Gordon Hall, Room 324

Teaching dossiers are increasingly required as part of the application process for academic positions and are often required for consideration for promotion within the academy. This session will provide an introduction to the essential elements of a teaching dossier. It is designed to assist you in highlighting your teaching accomplishments, strengths and instructional initiatives. Activities and discussions will focus on the process of writing a teaching philosophy statement as well as on a variety of ways to seek and interpret feedback on the effectiveness of your teaching. 

Learning Outcomes: by the end of this session participants will

  • Identify the components of a TD
  • Develop an approach to writing their own teaching philosophy
  • Describe their own teaching experiences
  • Create a plan to collect and analyse their evidence of teaching effectiveness

Building a Productive Working Relationship with Your Supervisor

Dr. James Reynolds, School of Graduate Studies; and  Dr. Sue Fostaty Young, Centre for Teaching and Learning
February 1, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30pm, Gordon Hall, Room 302

This workshop provides advice and guidance on how to manage the relationship with your supervisor so that you can make more effective progress toward thesis and degree completion. A panel of upper year Ph.D. students will present their tips.  We will also discuss ways that you can best gain help from your supervisor when applying for scholarships and jobs. Attendees will work in groups on scenarios on how to tackle difficult or confusing situations that sometimes arise between students and their supervisor(s).  

Learning Outcomes

  • Adopt constructive approaches to communication in order to foster a healthy and productive working relationship with your supervisor

To Register:  http://www.queensu.ca/exph/workshop-series/how-register