Integrating Reflection into your Teaching Practice

Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Reflective practice offers a method for teachers and learners to benefit from personal feedback, providing opportunities to improve teaching and learning (Jay and Johnson, 2002; Rodgers 2002). Together in this interactive workshop we will consider reflection from the perspective of both teachers and learners. We will discuss a range of perspectives on reflection from the peer-reviewed literature and how you can directly apply reflection in your teaching practice. For example, reflection has been shown to promote beneficial traits for teachers, including evaluating their teaching experiences, adapting to situations, and increasing confidence (Griffiths, 2000). From the learner’s perspective, engaging in reflection can promote metacognition, benefiting learning and increasing nodal connectivity. Therefore, we will explore a model to develop reflective active learning in the lessons you teach, including exploring the benefits for students and identifying opportunities for teacher support. Join us as together we investigate reflection through multiple lenses and explore ways you can adaptively integrate reflection to innovate your teaching practice. This event is part of the Grad Mini Conference. See below for a full outline of events.

Facilitated by: Jason McAlister

Grad Mini Conference Schedule

Day 1: 9:15-4:45

9:15-9:45 OPENING: Dr. Joseph Topornycky, Manager of Graduate Student Programs, CTLT, UBC
9:45-10:45 60 min Participatory session: Breaking the Ice: Exploring Icebreakers and their value
(Arnab Ray & Katharina Rothe)
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 60 min Participatory session: The Fundamentals of Developing Effective Learning Outcomes
(Gurprit Randhawa)
12:00-12:45 Lunch Break
12:45–2:30 Icebreaker/ energizer (Jens Vent-Schmidt)
90 min participatory session: Designing Classrooms that Promote Learner’s Awareness
(Mabel Ho, Arnab Ray & Jens Vent-Schmidt)
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:45 60 min participatory session: Guidelines for Developing an Impressive Teaching Dossier/Portfolio
(Gurprit Randhawa)
3:45-4:00 Break Poster session:

  1. Connecting the Dots: A Practical Approach to Transforming Lesson Design (Mabel Ho & Jens Vent-Schmidt)
  2. Sociology TA Training (Silvia Bartolic)
  3. BioTAP: Biology Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program – Building a teaching community (Kathy Nomme)
  4. TA Professional Development in UBC Physics and Astronomy (Deborah Good, Jeff Bale & Dominik Neuenfeld)

 

4:00-4:20

 

Round tables:

  1. Fostering community of practice to support undergraduate learning (Stephanie Cheung, Laura Super, Analise Hofmann & Lachlan Caunt)
  2. How important is historical context within introductory classes? (Analise Hofmann, Laura Super & Stephanie Cheung)
  3. Facilitating content connections to undergraduate students’ daily lives (Laura Super, Stephanie Cheung, Sina Fazelpour & Amir Maleki)
  4. Understanding Learners & Learning (Shawn Hetherington)
  5. How should learners be changed by my discipline? (Joseph Topornycky)
4:20-4:25
(Break and Rotate)
4:25-4:45


Day 2:
9:30-4:30

9:30-11:15 Icebreaker/ energizer (Mabel Ho)
90 min participatory session: Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Universal Design for Learners
(Deborah Chen & Mabel Ho)
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 60 min participatory sessions: Integrating Reflection into your Teaching Practice
(Jason McAlister)
12:30-1:15 Lunch break
1:15-1:45 30 min Presentation: Students as Public Scholars In Training
(Madeleine Ransom)
1:45-4:00 Panel:
Dr Glenn Deer, English Department, UBC
Dr Silvia Bartolic, Sociology Department, UBC
E. Jean Buckler, PhD Candidate, School of Kinesiology, UBC
Christine Sumner, PhD Candidate, Animal Welfare, UBC
4:00-4:30 CLOSING