Queen's University

Conference gives participants a lesson in teaching

 
2011-09-09
[Alan Ableson delivers the keynote address]Alan Ableson, assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and 2011 Queen’s University Chair in Teaching and Learning, delivers a keynote address titled Whose Job is it Anyway: Teaching vs. Learning, at the 9th annual Teaching Development Day for Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows on September 9.

The annual Teaching Development Day for Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows, organized by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), provides an opportunity for all students and post-doctoral fellows interested in teaching to meet and learn about new and interesting developments in teaching and learning.

“Really it’s about good practice,” says Denise Stockley, Associate Director and Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching and Learning. “For many people, if they’re teaching for the first time, the day provides them with a solid foundation before they start.”

Approximately three hundred Queen’s students and post-doctoral fellows are participating in the events, which include 27 professional development sessions facilitated by members of the Queen’s community including faculty, staff, and graduate students. Topics range from evaluating and engaging students to giving feedback and running labs.

“The goal is for participants to learn more about teaching and learning, and about the wealth of resources available to support them at Queen’s,” says Dr. Stockley.

The day will end with a panel discussion on assessment and grading featuring Queen’s faculty and staff. For more information visit the Centre for Teaching and Learning website.
 

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