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Active Learning Classrooms

Ellis Hall

Active Learning Classrooms

 

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What universities are doing to create a more exciting learning experience

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.

To read the full article please go to the Globe and Mail website.

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Lecture halls prepare for a face-lift

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."

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Active Learning in Ellis Hall

"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."

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Open house will showcase active learning classrooms

 

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

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