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Bornais, Judy A.K.; Andrews, David M.; Cassidy, Alice L.E.V.; Wright, W. Alan; Monette, Marie-Jeanne – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Though much literature describes the value of experiential and place-based learning experiences for participants, we have found little comparable literature regarding the facilitator experience. This paper provides current and future facilitators of workshops, especially those that take place outdoors, our reflections and ideas as facilitators,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Workshops, Facilitators (Individuals), Place Based Education
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Kay, D. William; O'Brien, Chad; Day, Russell – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
This short paper outlines the design and development of a multi-phase, cross-institution Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) program that was conceived by educational developers from five higher educational institutions in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The initiative is grounded in the belief that implementing the ISW program in the Halifax Regional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Communities of Practice, Teaching Skills
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Coletta, Giulia; Kamran, Rakshan; Khan, Ayesha; Dej, Kim; Pritchard, Janet M. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Community service learning (CSL) activities in undergraduate programs are associated with improvements in self-efficacy (confidence related to performing a specific task) and academic achievement. This study aimed to understand the impact of a CSL assignment on self-efficacy related to teaching community members about evidence-based nutrition and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Service Learning, Nutrition Instruction
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Visser, Rebecca; Flynn, Alison B. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Organic chemistry has its own representational language and as with any language, any barrier with the language makes understanding the message difficult. In this article, we describe the design of an open education resource that empowers students to master this language. We also describe the structure and findings of a pilot study designed to…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Resource Units, Technology Uses in Education, Vocabulary
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Grills, Sheilagh – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Student Services support, including learning skills assistance, can be integral in empowering learners. First-year students are expected to be self-directed in their learning, yet may have neither been challenged nor experienced negative consequences for a lack of perseverance. Academic skills professionals can be partners with teaching faculty in…
Descriptors: Workshops, Learning Strategies, Skill Development, Introductory Courses
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Topornycky, Joseph; Golparian, Shaya – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Active listening is an important communication skill in a variety of disciplines and professions, including the profession of Educational Development. In our roles as educational developers, we engage in a variety of processes, all of which rely heavily on the practice of active listening. Emerging strategies of active listening praxis have…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Communication Skills, Humanism, Professionalism
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Bates, Catherine Marie Fraser – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
During the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference 2014, a workshop was held three consecutive times as part of the Pedagogical Speed Dating sessions to introduce experienced college/university faculty and instructional designers to an approach to instructional design that is based on increasing motivation. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Workshops, Conferences (Gatherings), Instructional Design
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Reeve, Doug; Evans, Greg; Simpson, Annie; Sacks, Robin; Olivia-Fisher, Estelle; Rottmann, Cindy; Sheridan, Patricia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
In recent years engineering educators have been encouraged to blend technical and professional learning in their curricular and co-curricular programming (Engineers Canada, 2009; National Academy of Engineering [NAE], 2004). Our paper describes a multifaceted leadership learning program developed to achieve this goal by infusing reflective,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Leadership Training
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Cassidy, Alice L. E. V.; Wright, W. Alan; Strean, William B.; Watson, Gavan P. L. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
In this paper, we use a day-long professional development workshop for higher education faculty conducted in an outdoor setting as the starting point for an examination of the value of such activities. We explore the potential benefits, in terms of learning and holistic well-being, of educational activities designed to provide participants with…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Outdoor Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Feltham, Mark; Sharen, Colleen – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
Students often express surprise at their grades on papers. This gap between expectation and achievement may stem in part from lack of facility with revision strategies. How, then, can teachers work with their students to foster more effective revisions? This question in teaching and learning has inspired an interdisciplinary collaboration: one of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Revision (Written Composition), Metacognition, Writing Processes
Fox, Joanne A.; Baloy, Natalie; Sens, Allen – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
Developed at the University of British Columbia (UBC), UBC Mix creates interdisciplinary learning experiences for students by developing partnerships between existing courses, and between existing courses and other learning opportunities. UBC Mix connects faculty members interested in making their courses more interdisciplinary, and facilitates…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, College Faculty, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods
Kearns, Laura-Lee; Kukner, Jennifer Mitton; Tompkins, Joanne – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In this article we share the impact of a training program (Positive Space I and Positive Space II) on pre-service teachers' understandings of and abilities to create safe spaces for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered and Queering/Questioning (LGBTQ) youth and allies in our teacher-education program and in schools. Research has demonstrated…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Consciousness Raising, Educational Environment, School Safety
Bajer-Koulack, Ameena; Csorba, Emerson Thomas; Lee, Kyuwon Rosa; Smrke, Brianna; Smyth, Tristan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In Canadian higher education, students from across the world interact within tight-knit communities, sharing ideas and developing a wealth of soft and disciplinary skills. With many universities playing host to dozens if not hundreds of student groups, the word "leadership" is uttered by students and faculty in hallways, gymnasiums,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Student Attitudes, College Students
Watson, Gavan Peter Longley; Kenny, Natasha – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
Critical reflection is a highly valued and widely applied learning approach in higher education. There are many benefits associated with engaging in critical reflection, and it is often integrated into the design of graduate level courses on university teaching as a life-long learning strategy to help ensure that learners build their capacity as…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Foreign Countries
Prins, Sebastian; Jones, Edward; Lathrop, Anna H. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In recognition that student academic misconduct is a complex issue that requires a holistic and institutional approach, this case study explores the impact of an intervention strategy adopted by the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (comprised of approximately 80 faculty and an average of 3,240 undergraduate students) at Brock University, St.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Ethics, Strategic Planning
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