SGS902: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Start date
January 9, 2024 at 9:30 am
End date
January 9, 2024 at 12:30 pm
Core Competency
Teaching Skills

This course is being offered through the CTL, and will be running every Tuesday (starting January 9) from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM in the Winter 2024 Term.

This course is intended for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows across the disciplines who want to develop as skilled, thoughtful, and confident post-secondary teachers.  The goal of this course is to challenge and broaden conceptions of learning and approaches to teaching.  Sessions will be literature-informed but activity and discussion-based with an expectation of a high degree of collaboration and participation.  The course has been organized in such a way as to balance theory and practice and to support both conceptual and skill development.

As part of the development experience you will articulate a teaching philosophy statement to document your stance and aspirations for teaching.

Intended Learning Outcomes

To be successful in this course you must demonstrate a consistent ability to:

  1. Relate formal and theoretical knowledge of teaching and learning to the post-secondary teaching and learning context
  2. Adopt and adapt a learning-centred approach to teaching a variety of post-secondary learners
  3. Engage with and adapt active learning techniques that focus on collaboration
  4. Select and implement a variety of instructional and assessment practices that are aligned with intentions for students' learning
  5. Access, summarize and adapt scholarly literature on teaching and learning related to your own discipline to establish your own scholarly approach to teaching