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PSEER Presents a Panel on Inclusivity at This Year's TLI

Join us Wednesday, May 2nd at 8:30 am, for the PSEER panel discussion Beyond Tokenism: Exclusivity, Inclusivity and the Modern Classroom. The panel will be part of the 2018 Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference taking place in Rozanski Hall.


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PSEER Launches New Travel Grant

The Physical Science & Engineering Education Research (PSEER) Centre has launched a new travel grant to support capacity building and information dissemination at workshops and conferences related to the scholarship of teaching and learning. 


The PSEER Conference & Workshop Travel Award is provided to support undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, sessional instructors, and faculty from the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences to attend a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference or workshop.

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PSEER Centre Call For Proposals

The Physical Science & Engineering Education Research (PSEER) Centre has opened a call for proposals for funding for new research projects in the general field of physical science and engineering education research within the College of Physical & Engineering Science at the University of Guelph.

Proposals are due by Wednesday, March 21st, 2018. Full details about the call for proposals can be found below.

For a list of previous educational research projects funded through PSEER, click here.

31st Annual Teaching & Learning Innovations Conference

The 31st Teaching & Learning Innovations Conference returns to the University of Guelph this May, with a keynote presentation by Kyra Garson. Dr. Garson is a faculty member of Thomspon Rivers University and coordinator of the Thompson Rivers University Interculturalizing the Curriculum professional development program. 

Warm-Up Testing And Students

On January 23rd, PSEER welcomed Dr. Matthew Demer's to present as part of the Large Scale Successes - Winning Strategies for Big Classes seminar series.


Over the course of the hour, Dr. Demer's presented some of the findings that he and Dr. Kimberly Levere have uncovered as they investigated the effects of warm-up tests on student learning. 

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Understanding Large Undergraduate Classes

The PSEER Speaker Series - Large Scale Successes: Winning Strategies for Big Classes - welcomes Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology. 

We asked Dr. Jacobs how she got involved with studying "Big" classes. This is her response.

When I was trying to figure out how to teach a large undergraduate course, I made a rookie mistake: I tried to think about something that has no definition. My literature reviews were frustrating. Large classes in health sciences had 60 students, in physics over 500, languages 35.

Dr. Daniel Gillis

PSEER Director to Speak at the COU Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange

On November 17th, Dr. Daniel Gillis will take part in a panel discussion at the Council of Ontario Universities Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange. The event will be held in Toronto and feature several workshops exploring the existing delivery of experiential learning opportunities at the undergraduate level. The day will also include discussions to identify capacity building within and between universities, and methods to expand experiential learning opportunities for students. 

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PSEER Launches Seminar Series

The PSEER Steering Committee is proud to launch the Large Scale Successes: Winning Strategies for Big Classes seminar series that will run October 2017 through May 2018. The monthly talks will focus on research and approaches to education and educational practice relevant to the delivery of education in larger classrooms at the undergraduate level. The talks are open to all students, staff, and faculty interested in improving student engagement and learning opportunities. 

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