Foundations of Pedagogy: October-November 2022

Event Date & Time

  • Sesson 1
    October 4, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 2
    October 11, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 3
    October 25, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 4
    November 1, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 5
    November 8, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 6
    November 15, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 7
    November 22, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 8
    November 29, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

This course will be held in-person.

Click “Register Now” to sign up for the waitlist. Your application will be reviewed and if you are selected as a participant you will be contacted by email after the sign up closes with more details to attend the course. 

At the end of the one-term course, you will be able to use concepts in evidence-based teaching to effectively teach a lesson in an undergraduate classroom, with emphasis on alignment of learning objectives, activities and assessment. UBC graduate students and postdocs from all disciplines are invited to participate

Successful completion involves participation in 7 out of 8 classes including pre-work, teaching one 10 minute mini-lesson and writing a first draft of your teaching portfolio. Upon completion, you will be awarded CIRTL Associate status.

Maximum group size is 24. Registration opens on August 23 and closes on September 19.

The course will be held on Tuesdays on the following dates:

  • October 4, 11 & 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Course Schedule

Exemplary course schedule from September 2018. Final schedule subject to changes.

Week 1: Introduction to Teaching

Learning Objectives:

  • Formulate your individual teaching development goals
  • Reflect on your teaching teaching philosophy

Week 2: How People Learn (Theories of Learning)

Learning Objectives:

  • Relate theories of learning to your own experience.
  • Contrast novice and experts approaches to learning
  • Describe how students’ prior knowledge and metacognition influence learning


Week 3: Designing Well Aligned Lessons

Learning Objectives:

  • Formulate a learning objective for your STEM mini lesson
  • Develop well aligned active learning and assessment techniques
  • Give and receive meaningful feedback on any lesson plan

Week 4: Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:

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


Week 5: Active Learning

Learning Objectives:

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


Week 6: Assessment that Support Student Learning

Learning Objectives:

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


Week 7: Learning Through Diversity

Learning Objectives:

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


Week 8: Teaching Portfolio

Learning Objectives:

  • Refine your statement of teaching philosophy
  • Identify at least one idea for each component of your teaching portfolio
  • Define at least 1 next-step to preparing your teaching portfolio



  • Catherine Rawn, Professor of Teaching and Associate Head, Department of Psychology



Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z4