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***Note: This session is intended for Graduate Students, and Undergraduate and Graduate TAs only. We invite Faculty and Staff to sign up for our sessions during CTLT’s Spring, Summer, and Winter Institutes.
The experiential learning cycle (Kolb 1984) describes the process through which we learn from our experiences. In our roles as TAs and graduate instructors, an understanding of this process can help us to design and teach using high-impact strategies that promote deep learning in our students. In this session, we will explore how the learning cycle describes the construction and transfer of knowledge, and how we can make use of this process when teaching others (or trying to learn something ourselves) to help deepen and reinforce learning.
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Identify and explain the steps in the process of experiential learning
- Analyze learning goals, opportunities, and challenges using the experiential learning model in order to;
- …make deliberate, well aligned decisions to help your students move through different stages of learning as described in the model
The TA Institute is open to all undergraduate TAs, graduate students who are interested in teaching, and all graduate student TAs. This session is not open to general undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff, or faculty.
- Shaya Golparian is an Educational Developer at CTLT and is involved with and supports various teaching development initiatives and programs. Shaya is an instructor in CTLT’s Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning, and she also consults with departments to plan, design, deliver and evaluate department-specific teaching skills development for their teaching assistants. Shaya holds a PhD in Curriculum and Pedagogy from UBC.
- Joseph Topornycky is the manager of Graduate Student Programs at CTLT. He designs and develops CTLT’s overall programming and support for Graduate Students and Teaching Assistants. Joseph works with his team to ensure that graduate student support is informed by current research on how people learn and well grounded teaching and learning theory in accord with the university’s strategic goals. He is also the lead developer and instructor for the Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning for graduate students. Joseph has a PhD in Philosophy from UBC.
To be completed – Pre/Post Session Online Module
If you wish to complete this workshop as part of the theme Inclusive, Student-Centered Learning, you must complete the pre-session online module by January 13 at 9 AM and the post-session online module by January 20 at noon to receive the letter of completion.
If you wish to complete this workshop as part of the theme Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning, you must complete the pre-session online module by January 13 at 9 AM and the post-session online module by January 20 at noon to receive the letter of completion.
This year’s TA Institute includes sessions on Inclusive, Student-Centered Learning, Teaching Career Preparations, Teaching Fundamentals, Transformative Growth in Learning, and Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning. If you are interested in impacting your current or future TAships, or in improving your teaching skills, be sure to join us 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 3 workshops in a theme, and do the related pre- & post-session online modules, you are eligible for a letter of completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. 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.
This year’s themes are:
- Inclusive, Student-Centered Learning
- Teaching Career Preparations
- Teaching Fundamentals
- Transformative Growth in Learning
- Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning