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Queen's University
 

Centre for Teaching and Learning

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Kinesiology Building (28 Division Street), Room 101

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with Geoff Scott, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education and Sustainability at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and leader of the UN endorsed Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development – Greater Western Sydney.


This popular day-long event is an opportunity to meet with colleagues from across the University and to find out all about the teaching and learning initiatives and innovations that are taking place throughout the institution. This year, in addition short individual presentations from instructors at Queen’s, we will have a closing plenary session featuring Geoff Scott, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education and Sustainability at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and leader of the UN endorsed Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development – Greater Western Sydney.

9:00-9:15am Welcome and Introduction
Peter Wolf, Associate Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning)  
9:15-9:30am

AM.1  Applying an Appreciative Inquiry Process to Course Evaluation in Graduate Planning Education
Heidi Penning, Equity Office and Leela Viswanathan, School of Urban and Regional Planning

9:30-9:45am

AM.2  Teach them how to fish …
Catherine Donnelly, School of Rehabilitation Therapy

9:45-10:00am

AM.3 The Flipped Classroom: An Instructor's Perspective

Brenda Ravenscroft, Faculty of Arts and Science and School of Music

10:00-10:15am AM.4 What's the Big Deal about Using Undergraduate TAs?
Jill Atkinson, Psychology
10:15-10:30am

AM.5 A Study of Threshold Concepts in the Study of Gross Anatomy
Christine O’Keefe, Biomedical and Molecular Science

10:30-10:45am BREAK (refreshments provided)
10:45-11:00am

AM.6 Inquiry-based Learning in a Second-Year Anatomy Course: A Study of the Four-Year Development of an IBL Curriculum
Alison Michels, Pathology and Molecular Medicine; and Les MacKenzie, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences  

11:00-11:15am

AM.7 Two-Stage Exams: Make your Exams into a Learning Experience
Terry Bridges and James Fraser, Department of Physics

11:15-11:30am

AM.8 Making Meaning in Structured Reading Groups
Andrea Phillipson, Kinesiology and Health Studies

11:30-11:45am

AM.9 The Innovative and Transformative Learning Potential in Community Service-Learning: Insights and sharing from a full-year, 4th year Health Studies course

Janette Leroux, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

11:45am-1:00pm LUNCH PROVIDED
1:00-1:15pm PM.1 Emphasizing Problem Solving in a Large Second Year Physiology Class
Brendon Gurd, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
1:15-1:30pm

PM.2 Collaborative Documents for In-Class Activities
Brian Frank, Engineering and Applied Science  

1:30-1:45pm

PM.3 “My students don’t participate in tutorials”: How Active Learning Classrooms Could Help

Victoria Chen, Centre for Teaching and Learning

1:45-2:00pm PM.4 Promoting Teamwork Skills Using Peer Assessment in Team-Based Learning 
Jenn Stephenson, Drama and Emily Britton, Psychology
2:00-2:15pm

PM.5 Developing and Measuring Critical Thinking: What Does it Look Like?
Natalie Simper, Office of the Provost; and Daryl Wilson, Psychology

2:15-2:30pm BREAK (refreshments provided)
2:30-2:45pm

PM.6 Living Case Initiative
Gary J. Bissonette, Queen’s School of Business

2:45-3:00pm

PM.7 Improving Student Performance on Assignments through the ‘Parallel Process'
Richard Ascough, School of Religion

3:00-4:00pm

Effective Learning for the 21st Century
Geoff Scott, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education and Sustainability at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and leader of the UN endorsed Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development – Greater Western Sydney

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Over the past thirty years Geoff has led or studied major change and leadership programs in schools, post-secondary and higher education within Australia and in a range of overseas countries including South Africa, Cambodia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, the UK and Scandinavia.

 

Currently he is joint director of an international study of turnaround leadership for sustainability in higher education and a study of peer-based approaches to assuring assessment quality in Australian higher education for the Australian Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching.

 

His latest book with Canada’s Michael Fullan Turnaround Leadership for Higher Education (Jossey Bass/Wiley, San Francisco, 2009), was shortlisted for the 2010 US Bellwether Award.

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