This interactive workshop will explore how to you can use active and collaborative learning techniques to support both what and how your students learn. Active learning exists on a continuum, and while it does require instructors to decide how best to adopt various approaches, it can be used in a variety of settings to effectively support student development. In this session, we hope to debunk some of the myths about active learning while providing you with tangible resources and strategies for you to consider in your own teaching approaches.
COVID-19 + Food Security: The Intersection June 9th at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register now Before COVID-19 arrived on the scene, food security was already an issue in our communities and around the world. How has the pandemic exacerbated this problem, and where do we go next to address them both?
This session will explore effective and flexible course design principles to support instructors in their preparations for the upcoming semester. Leveraging evidence from the literature related to universal design and flexible instructional design, we will not only identify several approaches to develop course and lessons in an uncertain time, but also discuss tangible teaching strategies and tools. Specifically, this webinar will cover some of the following topics:
Looking to switch up your course materials for the coming academic year? Consider using open educational resources (OER)! OER are educational materials (including textbooks, modules, streaming media, simulations, and much more) that can be an accessible alternative to commercially published textbooks and other course materials. OER are not only free of cost, but they are often editable and adaptable to ensure that you’re able to provide the best curricular content for your course.
The Summer 2020 Teaching and Learning Webinar Series, co-led by the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) and the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics (LANG), will kick off soon! In the first webinar of this series, we are inviting instructors to share their experiences as they transitioned from traditional delivery to an alternative course delivery format in the Winter 2020 semester.
Afrobarometer Research: Methodology and Field Survey Technicalities in Africa Good quality data is essential for policy making and governance. GIDS visiting fellow Dr. Winnie Mitullah will explain how surveys conducted in over 35 African countries by Afrobarometer – a pan-African, non-partisan organization that measures the attitudes and perspectives of ordinary citizens – are helping legitimize public opinion as a pillar of African democracy.
A conversation with high-profile reporters about their role in the criminal justice system. Join Wendy Gillis (Toronto Star, Crime Reporter), Julian Sher (Independent Investigative Journalist) and Nicole Lampa (CTV News, Reporter/Videographer). Sponsored by the Criminal Justice and Public Policy and Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy programs.
As faculty, we face a range of stressful circumstances, frequently resulting in experiences of burnout. At the same time, we enjoy challenging yet positive experiences in the advancement of our academic careers. Some of us need to regain the energy lost in the process, others need to figure out a way to obsess less about work, and still others aim to balance having a fulfilling and enriching life with generating a real and significant impact through their work.
Ensuring accessible and sustainable forms of experiential learning Experiential learning presents unique opportunities and challenges for students. The experiences of students with disabilities reveals a complex relationship between ability and engagement across various forms of experiential learning.
3MT is a university-wide competition for graduate students in which participants present their research, creative activity, and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way, using only one slide. CSAHS's College Heats will be held on March 6th from 10am-noon. ALL participants will get a $25.00 gift card and a free lunch. In addition, the top 3 finalists will receive cash prizes (1st place - $500.00, 2nd place - $250.00, and 3rd place $150.00).