Facilitating Teaching: Approaches and Skills

Event Date & Time

  • January 11, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

As educators, we are often advised to use “facilitation” skills to promote student learning. If you are not quite sure what this means, nor how to “do” facilitation in your teaching, we invite you to join us in this session.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • define facilitation and briefly describe its role in teaching
  • contrast facilitation and facilitative teaching
  • discuss facilitation techniques, approaches, and skills for classroom situations

This session is for instructors who are new to using facilitation skills in their teaching. The focus will be on facilitation skills that are used when teaching in-person (vs online teaching).  Please note that we use the term ‘instructor’ broadly and welcome anyone who self-identifies as an educator. If you have any questions about the session, please contact Isabeau or Lucas.

Please note that this session will go ahead if have 10 or more registrants by Friday, January 4, 2019.  


Facilitator Bios:

Lucas Wright, MEd. At CTLT, Lucas supports faculty and staff in integrating technology in their teaching and learning practice. He is an adult learning instructor with more than 15 years of experience teaching adults online, face-to-face and in blended contexts. He has a keen interest in blended learning, open education and the role of learning portfolios in teaching and learning. Lucas supports professional development programs at CTLT including the Instructional Skills workshop, Teaching in A Blended Learning Environment, the Learning Technology Hub and the edX Studio sessions.

Email: lucas.wright@ubc.ca


Isabeau Iqbal, PhD: At CTLT, Isabeau consults with instructors on teaching and learning matters, facilitates processes and workshops designed to improve teaching and student learning in higher education, and is involved with various formative peer review of teaching initiatives. She works with instructors and others on campus who are interested in Education Leadership and is keen to advance and support faculty members in their wellness as they advance in their careers.

Email: isabeau.iqbal@ubc.ca


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.