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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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Rawle, Fiona; Bowen, Tracey; Murck, Barbara; Hong, Rosa Junghwa – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Curriculum mapping can be used to document, align, visualize, and assess curricular data, such as learning outcomes, assessment materials, instructional techniques, and student pre- and post-testing scores. A cross-disciplinary Curriculum Mapping Initiative currently underway at the University of Toronto Mississauga aims to: (1) develop guidelines…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Concept Mapping, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Strategies
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Groen, Jovan F. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Stemming from increased levels of participation and diversity of the student base and from growing scrutiny on the quality of university degrees, governments have begun establishing mechanisms to monitor and support quality in higher education. Faced with administrative quality assurance structures, academics often complain that little is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Benchmarking
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Baek, Justine; Shah, Wali; Spencer, Vrindy; Thompson, Piper Riley; Young, Karen; Zowmi, Aniqah – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
The fourth cohort of 3M National Student Fellows explores the current state of our post-secondary education system across Canada and opportunities to further tune into practice in order to pursue an authentic and meaningful academic life. Six of the 2015 3M National Student Fellows propose recommendations for decision-makers at post-secondary…
Descriptors: Reflection, Cohort Analysis, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods
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
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Fovet, Frederic; Mole, Heather – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
Confronted by the increasingly changing and varied nature of disabilities in higher education (Bowe, 2000; McGuire & Scott, 2002), disability service providers across North America are progressively moving away from targeted remedial assistance focusing on the disabilities of students to a less frontline role involving the sensitization of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled), Access to Education
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Carter, Irene; Leslie, Donald; Kwan, Denise – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
The authors explore their use of learner-centred teaching strategies and Universal Instructional Design (UID) on course websites. UID is based on universal design, the design of products and environments intended to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible (Burgstahler & Cory, 2008). UID applies universal design to instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Web Sites, Course Evaluation
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Hanson, Cindy; McNeil, Barbara – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
This paper shares insights into how university faculty understand and integrate internationalization and global citizenship ideas into their pedagogical practices. The study worked with a broad base of faculty to come to an understanding of what it means for scholarship to embrace internationalization in teaching and then to explore ways of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Global Education, College Faculty, Educational Practices
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Carter, Irene; Leslie, Donald; Moore, Sarah – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
First-year university students are a diverse group of individuals with various abilities and needs. Failure of the university and its teaching faculty to meet the needs of first-year students may result in abandonment of the pursuit of a degree. This project informs instructors about the practices that strengthen a learning-centred approach and…
Descriptors: Guidelines, College Freshmen, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Frost, Gail; Connolly, Maureen – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
Teachers and learners alike bring past experiences into present teaching and learning contexts. Group work is an experience that carries equal measures of joyful anticipation and mournful trepidation. Learners typically experience group work as an uneven distribution of time, competence, and accountability, and seem to have lingering memories of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Cassidy, Alice – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
"Hop on the bus, Gus. Make a new plan, Stan." What are some techniques to hook or "lure" learners and to keep them motivated? Knowing the diversity of students, their interests, backgrounds, and preferred learning styles, no single technique will be successful all of the time. This paper describes a large number of ways…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Scholarship
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McHeimech, Zeinab – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
Can we effectively integrate Deaf students into our post-secondary classes before recognizing and listening to them? Studies indicate that Deaf students continue to struggle, be silenced, and experience isolation when mainstreamed. Deaf students, or second-language students, inevitably develop new identities once included; however, we cannot…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Student Diversity
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Berry, Dave; Korpan, Cynthia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
This paper describes the implementation of a peer observation program at the University of Victoria called the Lecture Club. The observers are not interactive during the class--they are the proverbial flies on the wall. The paper identifies the program as self-developmental, discussing the attributes of this learning-to-teach and peer-sharing…
Descriptors: Observation, Program Implementation, Program Descriptions, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Woodhouse, Ros; Dence, Carole – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
This paper builds on an inquiry process initiated during a session at the 2008 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference. The goal was to promote scholarly research on teaching, learning, and educational development in Canadian post-secondary institutions by identifying and prioritizing research issues, and emerging…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Research and Development, Educational Research, Instructional Improvement
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Harlow, Jason; Kushnir, Lena Paulo; Bank, Charly; Browning, Scott; Clarke, Jim; Cordon, Anne; Harrison, David; Ing, Karen; Kutas, Cecilia; Serbanescu, Ruxandra – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
Classroom response systems (clickers) are used in many courses at the University of Toronto (U of T), primarily to introduce interactive pedagogy and to engage students in lecture courses. We examined the use of clickers in various courses at U of T and interviewed over 30 instructors about their use of clickers in classes with a total enrolment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Audience Response Systems, College Students, Educational Strategies
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