Today, Jennifer Lewington of the Globe and Mail discussed the evolving classroom and the way this has impacted the student experience. Our very own Jill Scott, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), joined the discussion, while the exciting addition of the Ellis Hall Active Learning Classrooms were brought forward.
The report created by Andy Leger, Victoria Chen, Vicki Woodside-Duggins and Annie Riel was recently made public.
With the learning environment rapidly changing, the need for spaces that reflect new and improved teaching methods has never been felt more. This article discusses the current projects on Queen's campus to try and rectify this.
Laura Russell, Features Editor writes "As students progress into upper years, lectures often give way to seminars and research projects. Aside from laboratory sections in the sciences and engineering, though, lectures remain the dominant teaching method in first- and second-year courses."
"The Ellis Hall active learning classrooms opened to students and instructors in January. Each of the three renovated classrooms offers unique configurations and technology that allow instructors to employ different teaching and learning strategies. Mark Kerr, Senior Communications Officer, visited a few classes early in January to observe how the spaces are impacting teaching and learning."
The Ellis Hall Active learning Classrooms have been featured in the Queen's News Centre! The article written by Mark Kerr, looks at how the classrooms are being used right now.
The New Active Learning Space in Ellis Hall has been featured in the Queen's Journal! The article by Olivia Bowden, Assistant News Editor, focuses on the already overwhelmingly positive affect the rooms have been having on learning. To see the full article please go to the Queen's Journal Website.
An Open House, hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, provided the Queen's community with an opportunity to see the new active learning space as part of the Teaching Development Workshop Series. The event was an overwhelming success with over 60 people in attendance. Please go to the Queen's News Centre for full article.
An Open House, hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, will provide the Queen's community with an opportunity to see the new active learning space as part of the Teaching Development Workshop Series. Please go to the Queen's News Centre for full article by Craig Leroux.
Open House in Ellis Hall
Andy Leger, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ellis Hall, Room 319
Principal Woolf recently went on a special tour of the Ellis Hall construction site. Please visit the Queen's News Centre to read the story.