Foundations of Pedagogy

Event Date & Time

  • January 11, 2017
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Description

*Please note this course will start on January 11th and run every second Wednesday until March 22nd 2017*

By the end of the course, students will be able to use concepts in evidence-based teaching to effectively teach a lesson in a STEM undergraduate classroom, with emphasis on alignment of learning objectives, activities, and assessment. Successfully completing this course qualifies you to register as a CIRTL Associate (cirtl.info@ubc.ca).

Faculty

  • Lacey Samuels, Professor, UBC Centre for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and the Dept. of Botany, (lsamuels@mail.ubc.ca)
  • Jared Stang, STLF, Physics and Astronomy Dept. (jared@phas.ubc.ca)

Goal 

By the end of the course, students will be able to use concepts in evidence-based teaching to effectively teach a lesson in a STEM undergraduate classroom, with emphasis on alignment of learning objectives, activities, and assessment.

Resources

  • course Piazza for questions/reflections/discussions: https://piazza.com/ubc.ca/winterterm22016/biol535/home
  • Ambrose, SA, Bridges, MW, DiPietro, M, Lovett, MC, Norman, MK (2010) How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Course Schedule

Week 1: How People Learn (Theories of Learning), January 11 2017

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain key pieces of learning theory.
  • Relate theories of learning to your own experience.

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Week 2: Learning Through Diversity, January 25 2017

Learning Objectives:

  • Define diversity, equity, and inclusion, and their implications for the classroom
  • Implement strategies for creating equitable classrooms

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Week 3: Learning Objectives, February 8 2017

Learning Objectives:

  • Design realistic, achievable, measurable and student-centered learning
  • Analyze learning objectives with respect to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

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Week 4: Active Learning, February 22 2017      

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe several common STEM active learning strategies
  • Evaluate active learning strategies in light of theories of learning

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Week 5: Assessment, March 8 2017

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe several assessment techniques and recognize their alignment with particular types of learning goals.
  • Evaluate assessment techniques as learning/feedback opportunities

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Week 6: Lesson Planning/Mini Lesson, March 22 2017

Learning Objectives:

  • create a lesson plan for a STEM class, including goals, activities, and assessment
  • Receive and integrate feedback.

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Location

Venue:  

Address:
1958 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2