Festival of Learning: Thank you!

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Well, we’ve packed up our festival tent and headed back to our respective institutions, hopefully with lots of fun memories and useful takeaways that will enrich our work in higher education. Throughout the Festival of Learning, we were thrilled to see so many new and familiar faces, and hear your stories of inter-institutional sharing. If you have a story from your time at the festival, please consider sharing… Read more »

Festival of Learning: Schedule Changes for Tuesday, June 7

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We have made a few changes to the printed and online schedules for Tuesday, June 7 to best accommodate the sizing of the sessions and the sound quality – This is to ensure that all attendees have the best Festival experience possible. The changes are as follows: 1:55 – 2:40 – Moved to the Venezia Room – Supporting Team Learning with Technology: An RRU Research Program… Read more »

Festival of Learning: Getting ready

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We are less than a week away from welcoming 400+ attendees to the Festival of Learning on June 6-9, 2016. For all of you that are attending, here is a list of items to help you get ready for the Festival. If you are still hoping to join us, there will be a limited amount of passes available on-site while supplies last. Registration Your festival… Read more »

Festival Session Highlight: Indigenous Teaching & Learning…

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Open session for 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)  This session will be a collection of stories, experiences and insights into how Vancouver Island University is using a principled-approach to work with faculty members to understand, apply and learn new ways of integrating Indigenous perspectives into their classrooms. This session will follow a similar format they used in building an Indigenous Learning Circle to share learning, ask questions and… Read more »

Festival of Learning – Behind-the-scenes

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These Festival ringleaders work tirelessly behind-the-scenes to bring you the fun, festive and information-filled teaching and learning event of the year. From its inception to opening day, there are many I’s to dot and T’s to cross and we wanted to take a moment to give these fantastic four the recognition they deserve. If you see them in the halls, around town or online please… Read more »

Festival Session Highlight: Liberating Structures

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On Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Festival of Learning there will be four (75 or 90-minute) sessions on Liberating Structures. Each session will be different, will build on the ones previous, and can also stand alone.  Come to 1, 2, 3, or all 4 sessions to make a full-day of Liberating Structures! Here is an overview of the sessions: 9:00 – 10:30 am – Liberating Structures for Beginners 1… Read more »

Festival Workshop Highlight: Design Your Scholarly Inquiry Project

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and other scholarly inquiry practices are on the rise in higher education.  Faculty and instructors are increasingly curious to examine what’s working in their classrooms, and to be able to draw on evidence-based, peer-reviewed information about how to best support learning.  As UBC Instructor and SoTL practitioner Ido Roll noted in a recent article about SoTL: “As a person, I will… Read more »