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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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Shaw, Lindsay; Brown, Kristin; Ellis, Donna; Wolf, Peter; Dawson, Debra; Goff, Lori; Kustra, Erika – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Teaching culture is the product of a dynamic interplay among the embedded patterns, behaviours, values, beliefs and ideologies about teaching and learning within and across the many microcultures that make up a university. Educational researchers from across Canada developed a set of Institutional Teaching Culture Perception Surveys (ITCPS) to…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper presents the observations and reflections of four faculty members who developed experiential online learning pathways for students in diverse professional programs. In relation to programmatic expectations of Nursing, Education and Business, the challenges and opportunities for experiential online learning design are discussed. In…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Experiential Learning, Professional Education, Undergraduate Students
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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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Chen, Victoria – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Course instructors often rely on student participation to increase interaction and learning in the classroom. However, while verbalizing thoughts can help students learn, students in this study felt that frequency of contributions was often rewarded over quality. They called this "verbal diarrhea" and explained how prominent it was in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Participation, Interaction, College Students
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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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Birol, Gülnur; Briseño-Garzón, Adriana; Han, Andrea – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
The University of British Columbia-Vancouver (UBC-V) implemented a campus-wide survey of faculty teaching practices and perceptions. All 11 Faculties participated, resulting in a total of 1177 responses for an overall response rate of 24%. We compared response patterns of faculty who reported spending less than 25%, between 26-50%, between 51-75%,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Practices, Time Perspective, Time on Task
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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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Fink, L. Dee – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
If we want our teaching to have a major impact on student learning, what are some ideas that can help us do that? Since 1990, the scholars of teaching and learning have been generating a wealth of new ideas about college-level teaching. All of these are good ideas, but which ones have the most potential to have a high impact on student engagement…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement
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Menz, Petra; Xin, Cindy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Metacognition directly contributes to learning, performance, and beliefs about the self as a learner. This paper describes the rationale, implementation, and assessment of a weekly online reflection activity based on instructor prompts designed for post-secondary students who aspire to be elementary school teachers. Our study defines four…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Content Area Writing, Mathematics Education, Reflection
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Kanevsky, Lannie; Xin, Cindy; Ram, Ilana – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
In this paper, we describe and investigate small group discussions of assigned readings in an online version of a "triple-entry activity" in a blended course used an annotation tool, "Marginalia". We wondered if students would interact in this structured, critical, reflective reading activity as effectively online as they had…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Student Attitudes
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Frost, Gail; Connolly, Maureen – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
In our service-learning courses, students work with real people and record and reflect on these experiences, to learn appropriate professional behavior, how to think creatively, and how to respond to changing circumstances. Many of our students are strategic learners, characterized by alertness to assessment and intention to achieve the highest…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Learning Processes
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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
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Cassidy, Alice; Fu, Guopeng; Valley, Will; Lomas, Cyprien; Jovel, Eduardo; Riseman, Andrew – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Flexible Learning (FL) is a pedagogical approach allowing for flexibility of time, place, and audience, including but not solely focused on the use of technologies. We describe Flexible Learning as a pedagogical approach in four courses framed by three key themes: 1) objectives and aspects of course design, 2) evaluation and assessment, and 3)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Briseño-Garzón, Adriana; Han, Andrea; Birol, Gülnur; Bates, Simon; Whitehead, Lorne – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
In October 2014, the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus (UBCV) ran a campus-wide survey to establish baseline information on teaching practices and attitudes among faculty, to measure the impact of existing teaching and learning initiatives and to identify the conditions leading to change in practices and attitudes around teaching.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Higher Education, Research Universities
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