Theories and Issues in Postsecondary Teaching and Learning for Graduate Students

This badge is part of the Graduate Student Certificate in University Teaching and Learning program. 

This cohort-based series will focus on some of the big issues and questions in postsecondary teaching and learning.  Together we will explore what researchers currently know about how learning actually happens, discuss how to plan lessons that enhance learning, then dive into some practical applications. Each participant will have the opportunity to highlight a current issue in postsecondary education—possibilities include but are not limited to equity and inclusion, indigenization, and student accommodation—and design a learning activity for the group. We will also focus on how to give and receive high quality feedback that supports both teaching and learning.​

Learning outcomes

  • Engage in collaborative, critically reflective conversations with colleagues to explore current issues, theories and research in postsecondary education
  • Identify and implement research-informed teaching methods that enhance student learning
  • Practice peer teaching, and collecting and responding to feedback from colleagues

Completion requirements  

  1. Register, attend and participate in 4 mandatory workshops
  2. Register, attend and participate in at least one of a list of optional workshops
  3. Design a learning activity and feedback tool and lead a small group of peers

Badge contact information

For more information regarding the ‘Theories and Issues in Postsecondary Teaching and Learning’ badge program, please contact Dr. Kim Grant at grantka@ucalgary.ca

2018 Fall workshop schedule

*Please note this is a cohort-based program. When you register for the first workshop, this will automatically register you for all required workshops (Participants can not register for each of these workshops individually)

MANDATORY WORKSHOPS

 September 11

 How does learning work? The basics of teaching and learning

 September 25

 Complexities in lesson planning: Meeting the diverse needs of today’s students

 October 9

 Giving and receiving feedback in higher education: Tensions and possibilities

 October 30

 Peer teaching exercise

 November 6

 The intersections of teaching and research: How can one inform the other?

OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS – choose one or more

 September 13

 Mindfulness in the Classroom

 September 17

 Learning Lab: Current Events, Controversy and SoTL in the Classroom

 September 27

 Exploring Instructor Identity in the Classroom: Impact and Strategies

 October 19

 Teaching For and With Academic Integrity

 

2019 Winter workshop schedule

*Please note this is a cohort-based program. When you register for the first workshop, this will automatically register you for all required workshops (Participants can not register for each of these workshops individually)

MANDATORY WORKSHOPS

 January 16

 How does learning work? The basics of teaching and learning

 January 30

 Complexities in lesson planning: Meeting the diverse needs of today’s students

 February 13

 Giving and receiving feedback in higher education: Tensions and possibilities

 February 27

 Peer teaching exercise

 March 13

The intersections of teaching and research: How can one inform the other?

OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS -  choose one or more

 January 17

 Strategies to Support Students in Distress

 February 11

 Helping Students Help Themselves

 March 14

 Using Mental Health and Wellness as a Framework for Course Design

 April 1

 Team teaching! Double the education? A discussion on pros and cons