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Forging a new educational path

This year’s successful applications for the Centre for Teaching and Learning’s grants programs have been announced, including the first Educational Leadership Initiative grant.

The three grant programs – Educational Research, Teaching and Learning Enhancement and Educational Leadership Initiative – provide support for the ongoing drive to improve and enhance teaching and learning at Queen’s University.

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Getting ready for the classroom

Getting ready for the classroom, an article published by the Queen's Gazette, showcases the unique plenary at this years Teaching Development Day!

“I’m pretty excited about this because we’ll actually get people physically involved,” Dr. Fostaty Young explains. “We like the idea of being able to rehearse inclusion in a supported, safe environment before having to do it when you’re a TA or a professor in a classroom on your own.”

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The Price of Plagiarism

Great article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Price of Plagiarism: Why bother teaching our students not to cheat when professors can get away with it? talks about the difference between policies and consequences for students who plagiarize versus faculty.

Consider what happens when professors plagiarize other professors. The recourse we have as authors is far different — more limited and more difficult to pursue — than when students plagiarize. All of which raises the question: Why are our students held to a higher standard than we are?

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A data-driven approach to education

Queen’s professor James Fraser awarded 2016 CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics!

Congratulations to James Fraser!

“I’ve had a colleague say to me ‘you made your lecture into a tutorial,’ and I agree,” says Dr. Fraser. “Students appreciate it when they’re active participants in a lesson instead of a prof standing at the front telling them what they need to know. Most students appreciate the fact that their needs are leading the lecture experience.”

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