Metacognition, Lifelong Learning, and Disciplinary Practice

Event Date & Time

  • January 11, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

“..teach them to fish, and they will eat for a lifetime.” As teachers, we are often looking to help our students become lifelong learners in not only our own disciplines but also in their wider lives in general. But does simply “covering” content actually accomplish that goal? In this session, we will examine the idea of metacognition as a distinct and valuable practice in teaching and learning; covering the way practitioners plan, monitor, and evaluate their own work. We will develop some strategies, within our own disciplines, to help learners not simply know what a practitioner knows, but start to think the ways a practitioner thinks.”

Facilitators: Arnab Ray & Joseph Topornycky

Register and attend this workshop in order to help complete the following themes:

  • Designing for Effective Teaching
  • Integrating Teaching & Learning Theory

TA Institute

The TA Institute is open to any Graduate Student who is interested in teaching or TAing, and includes sessions on Teaching and Learning Theory, Scholarship, Classroom Strategies, Campus Climate, and Lesson Design. If you have interest in becoming a better TA, or get a head start preparing for teaching in your career, sign up for one or more of these 2 hour, interactive workshops.

This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5 themes, and if you complete all the workshops in a theme, and do the related pre & post institute online module, you are eligible for a letter of completion you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and C.V., as well as a copy of that letter posted on Linkedin (as a recommendation). These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher.

The themes are:


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.