Scholarship of Teaching, Learning Focus of Talks

May 08, 2008 - Campus Bulletin

From capstone courses and small-group learning methods to curriculum renewal and women in academia and science, this year's Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference will cover a broad range of topics as instructors and teaching assistants gather to network and share their insights May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Rozanski Hall.

“We tend to work from particular disciplinary perspectives, and this conference allows us to connect, share and learn from those outside our discipline,” says Nancy Schmidt, director of U of G's Learning Commons, who has been part of the conference's organizing committee for the past five years.

“It's also a day for people to come together to celebrate their accomplishments and discuss the issues of teaching and learning that matter to them.”

The theme of the 21st annual conference is “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.” The keynote speaker is Richard Gale, a visiting scholar and educational consultant from Douglas College in British Columbia. A former director of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Gale has more than 20 years of experience as an educator in higher education.

The day will also feature a panel discussion, workshops and more than 30 presentations by members of U of G's teaching community. In addition, the 2008 Provost's Award for Innovation in Teaching will be presented.
The conference is organized by the Learning Commons, the Office of Open Learning and Teaching Support Services in partnership with this year's sponsor, the Ontario Agricultural College. More information and registration details are available online.

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