Teaching, learning, and developmental frameworks

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“Relevant, interactive, rejuvenating, and affirming” – just a few of the terms used to describe the recent Symposium 2017 in Vancouver, B.C. The day featured fabulous food at an inspiring venue, brilliant presenters, attentive participants, and a palpable feeling of camaraderie, inclusion, and a shared interest in exploring the continuum of scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team… Read more »


SFU developing research support to guide faculty in designing SoTL inquiry projects

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Simon Fraser University Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD) is developing a framework and guide to support faculty in choosing and implementing appropriate research designs for their SoTL projects. Greg Hum and Jack Davis, a pair of PhD candidates from Simon Fraser University, presented a workshop at the 2014 Symposium on Teaching and Learning. The workshop’s focus was to generate… Read more »


Building better curriculum through Universal Design for Learning

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In the recent Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice, Dr. Maureen Wideman presented a case study that explored the application of Universal Design for Learning on a technology-enhanced health sciences program During the recent Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice, Dr. Maureen Wideman presented a recently published paper, co-authored with Kari Kumar of the University of Manitoba, that focused… Read more »


Labyrinths for learning

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A workshop at the recent Teaching and Learning Symposium presented a compelling way to introduce mindfulness to learners and educators: finger labyrinths that reduce stress and anxiety while increasing focus. In the Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice held in November at SFU Harbour Centre, one of the sessions looked at a new application of a very old concept: using printed labyrinths… Read more »


Cultivating a culture of experimentation through ‘Tech Buddies’

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The sold-out Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice in November proved to be an excellent opportunity to experiment with alternative attendance options, bringing remote participants into the conversation by remotely-piggybacking a physical attendee. At the Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice this past November, demand quickly outpaced availability and the event sold out quickly. The conference organizers were happy… Read more »


B.C. post-secondary educators meet in two conferences to discuss best practices in ed tech and teaching research

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Christina Hendricks

“Push yourself beyond your little confirmation network,” said Gary Poole at the end of the BCcampus symposium on teaching and learning scholarship last Friday, November 14. “Seek out people who will challenge you sometimes.” Hundreds of B.C. post-secondary educators were there to do just that, and so it was a fitting end to two days of conferences hosted by BCcampus last week. ETUG “Unconference” First,… Read more »


Studying the teaching and learning process makes every institution its own learning lab

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“Imagine someone who decides that they are interested enough in how their students are learning that, besides research in their own discipline [whether it’s law, chemistry, sociology or microbiology], they do research into the topic of teaching and learning. What sort of support do they need to do this kind of research? How do they make it second nature as part of their day to… Read more »


A challenge for educators: delve deeper into teaching and learning inquiry

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What does it look like when educators ask deeper questions about teaching and learning practice in higher education? How does one go about stepping back from the everyday, and investigate the fundamental building blocks of academic instruction? BCcampus is hosting a symposium in November to answer those questions: the Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice.  “The catalyst for this conference is –… Read more »