Developing a Learning-Centered Syllabus

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • August 27, 2015
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Your syllabus is an important document that introduces the course and you to the students. It also sets forth your responsibilities and those of your students. Though templates exist for syllabus creation, there are many choices and a multitude of subtleties to consider when designing this document.  In this session, we explore the characteristics and benefits of a learning-centered syllabus. By the end of this workshop, learners will be able
1. Explain the purpose(s) of a learning-centered syllabus, from the students’ and the instructor’s perspective respectively.
2. List at least 10 items that might be included in a learning-centered syllabus.
3. Critically appraise whether a syllabus is learning-centered.

Facilitators: Isabeau Iqbal and Manuel Dias

This function is part of the CTLT Summer Institute taking place from August 24-27, 2015.  This week long initiative will feature a series of workshops designed for new and developing faculty, staff, graduate students, teaching assistants, and anyone else in the UBC teaching community.  Explore and share fundamental teaching and learning practices that can be implemented into your instruction.  For a complete list of events, please click here