Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

2019-20 Teaching Matters Program:
For New and Pre-Tenured Faculty

School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Building, Room 106
Lunch will be provided

This program will provide new and pre-tenure faculty with the opportunity to learn about timely and practical approaches for enhancing their teaching, while building their campus-wide network in an informal setting. Roundtable facilitated discussions on a range of topics in teaching and learning will combine evidence-based research with first-hand experience from participants and CTL staff.

Participants in this program will:

  • apply evidence-based strategies for teaching to their own courses and instructional contexts
  • develop a network of faculty, staff, and educational support professionals across campus
  • convert Queen’s University’s institutional priorities for teaching and learning into manageable components of their own teaching practice

Date and Time

Title and Description

Registration Link

Friday, September 6, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00pm

From Teaching to Learning and How People Learn

Get to know your new colleagues, explore the differences between a teaching-centered and a learning-centered approach to instruction, and learn more about how the science of learning can be applied in a variety of teaching environments.

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Friday. September 20, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Giving Feedback, Giving Grades

Explore the purposes and variety of feedback and assessment types, uncover your own reasons for assigning the work you do, and discuss the practicalities of grading at Queen’s

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Friday, October 18, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Course Design

Learn methods for designing your own course from start to finish (or finish to start), including principles of backwards design, learning outcomes, and constructive alignment.

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Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Inclusion and Accommodations

Expand your conceptions of inclusion, equity, and accommodation and learn practical strategies for handling accommodations and extenuating circumstances requests.

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Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Active Learning

Explore the principles behind active learning (sometimes known as engaged or participatory learning), grow your repertoire of techniques, and visit some of the active learning classrooms on campus.

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Friday, February 7, 2020, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Decolonizing the Curriculum

What does “decolonizing the curriculum” mean and what impact could it have on your day-to-day teaching and learning at Queen’s? Facilitators will provide a short overview of decolonization and lead activities to help participants find their voice in this critical conversation.

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Friday, March 6, 2020, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Supervising Graduate Students and TAs

Discover effective pedagogical strategies for supervising teaching assistants and graduate students writing a dissertation or thesis.

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Friday, April 17, 2020, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Conclusions and Next Steps; Goal Setting and Teaching Philosophy Statements

Celebrate the successes and commiserate over the challenges of a year at Queen’s, capture your learning in a teaching philosophy statement, and set goals for the years to come.

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