Foundations of Pedagogy – October to November 2020

Event Date & Time

  • October 27, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 3, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 10, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 17, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 24, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

This course will be online on Zoom. Click “Register Now” to sign up for the waitlist.

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.

Max group size is 20. Sign up by August 22, 2020. If your application is successful and you are selected as a participant you will be contacted by email with more details to attend the course. 

Course Schedule

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

Week 1: Introduction to STEM 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

Pre-Reading:

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.

Pre-Reading:

Week 5: Active Learning

Learning Objectives:

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

Pre-Reading:

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

Pre-Reading:

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

Pre-Reading:

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

Pre-Reading:

Instructors:

  • Joseph Topornycky, Manager, Graduate Student Program
  • Katharina Rothe, Postdoctoral Fellow, BC Cancer Agency

 

Venue: