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Yeo, Michelle; Boman, Jennifer; Mooney, Julie A.; Phillipson, Andrea; dos Santos, Luciana da Rosa; Smith, Erika E. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper describes the development of a three-phase approach our team of educational developers finds useful in curriculum projects in our Teaching and Learning Centre. Informed by the literature on the importance of flexibility and iteration (Knight, 2001; Wolf, 2007) and an orientation towards Appreciative Inquiry (Srivastra & Cooperrider,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Vignettes, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Strean, William B.; Maher, Patrick T.; Brooks, Kim – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
We all fail. We also like to look good and avoid looking bad. So, even though we know that taking risks and trying new approaches are important for enhancing our teaching and students' learning (Strean, 2017), we rarely talk about our failures. Our claim in this paper is that our insecurities create a substantial barrier to improving and enriching…
Descriptors: Failure, Teaching Experience, College Faculty, College Instruction
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Ezezika, Obidimma – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Experiential learning has the potential to enhance students' success and prepare them for the job market, including through class experiences that mirror experiences in the workforce. In this article, I lay out the process of incorporating experiential learning in a global health course. I have derived three key lessons from the design and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Education Work Relationship, Global Approach, Public Health
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Hondzel, Catharine Dishke; Churchley, John; Lidster, Susan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
The reasons why students persist in their post-secondary learning are complex. This paper proposes a model for the development of K-16 partnerships that promote student success through the transition from secondary school to post-secondary, supported by teachers, faculty members, and educational developers. This model proposes that each of the…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Reid, Robin Elizabeth – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Changing demographics at post-secondary institutions in Canada provide opportunities for intercultural learning. Curricular design that engages domestic and international students can result in new ways of knowing, seeing, and understanding multiple perspectives of and connections to place. This paper draws on students' reflections to highlight…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Tourism, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education
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Frost, Gail; Connolly, Maureen – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Concussion is a functional brain injury that can produce physical, cognitive, emotional and sleep-related symptoms. Return to learn protocols designed to help students recovering from concussion recommend a gradual, symptom-governed, increase in cognitive activity before a return to full-time school attendance and participation. Return to learn in…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Educational Strategies, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Cognitive Processes
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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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McFarlane, Jessica Motherwell – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
How can creating a simple stick figure comic help us tell -- and deeply listen to -- true stories of social injustice and practice anti-oppression strategies? More specifically, how can creating a series of stick-figure comics help learners enhance their understanding of the Indigenous Peoples' testimonies in the Truth and Reconciliation Report…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Cartoons, Literacy, Story Telling
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Frost, Gail; Connolly, Maureen – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Concussion is a functional brain injury that can produce physical, cognitive, emotional and sleep-related symptoms that impede student learning. The Return-to-Learn protocol is effective for elementary and high school-aged students, but it is difficult to implement in a postsecondary setting as it requires a level of monitoring not generally…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, College Students, Postsecondary Education
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Callary, Bettina; Maher, Patrick; Root, Emily; Ryan, Jennifer – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
In this expository essay, four faculty members co-reflect on the pedagogy used within one first-year course at a small Canadian university. We discuss the responsibility of facilitating five process-based pedagogical approaches. These complex and interrelated processes include: i) self-directed learning, ii) reflexive intra-personal learning, iii)…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Instruction, Process Education, Independent Study
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Mathany, Clarke; Dodd, Jason – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Podcast assignments in higher education foster students' deep engagement in course content, knowledge construction, technical skills, and problem-solving abilities. We designed a podcast assignment in a First Year Seminar course based on student-led interviews comparing theoretical concepts to lived experiences of the interviewees. Students were…
Descriptors: Interviews, Assignments, Video Technology, Protocol Materials
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Popovic, Celia; Mistak, Mandy Frake; Jeppesen, Alison; Korpan, Cynthia; Sheffield, Suzanne; Weyers, Mark – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Educational developers in universities and colleges design, develop, and deliver courses and programs for professors and teaching assistants (TAs) to support teaching and learning in postsecondary institutions. These courses and programs, however, are often not accredited, so the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) created a working group to…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Curry, Lynn; Docherty, Marcia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
The rapid and widespread adoption of competency-based education (CBE) has brought into sharp focus long-standing tensions built into education systems, particularly for graduate and professional schools. We all share the desire to produce graduates equipped to respond capably in a rapidly changing world. However, many of us struggle with the…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Design, Program Implementation
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Sharen, Colleen; Feltham, Mark; Braecker, Michelle – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
This essay describes an undergraduate research project involving collaboration among two professors and a student. The result, a business case about the student's workplace, was ultimately presented at an academic conference and is now under consideration for publication. We describe the circumstances that led to the project, its outcomes, and our…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Assignments, Class Activities, Case Studies
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Barnfield, Anne M. C. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
We often assume that students will simply understand specific ethical requirements as they progress, but in reality this does not happen. Students need instruction in ethics. With adherence to the TriCouncil's ethics policy now mandatory for university research with human participants, understanding of ethics is a necessity. We need students to be…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teaching Methods, Reading Assignments, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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