The Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching offers an opportunity for academic staff, students, academic librarians and staff at the University of Calgary and the wider academic community to share, critically examine and build on our collective knowledge of teaching and learning.

Recent Submissions

  • Building Belonging Through Conversation in an International Classroom 

    McDonald, Moira Anne (Royal Roads University, 2017-05)
    Often teachers and learners in an international learning environment have unexplored opportunities to build belonging with students. In the absence of belonging, students can underachieve in their learning setting. In ...
  • Spaces and Interspaces: A Dialogue to Support a Culture of Learning 

    Samson, Patricia L.; Tanchak, Sherri (Social Work, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    Creating safe spaces, within and beyond the classroom, supports and encourages students to take risks, challenge their thinking, and reconsider some positions and is important in fostering a culture of learning valuing ...
  • Lets Talk Strengths-based Educational Pedagogy-insights from Research 

    Juby, Brenda; Hall, Marc (Nursing, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    This presentation will share insights from an innovative faculty development pilot project that explored integrating strengths-based pedagogy and elements of relational inquiry in an undergraduate nursing program. ...
  • Puzzles: Towards a Transformation of Teaching & Learning Practices 

    Kawash, Jalal; Reid, Leslie (Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    Puzzles are fun and can be exploited to ignite a students’ interest in their discipline, enhance problem solving, critical reasoning and create the opportunity for thought-provoking conversations. We share examples of how ...
  • The Effectiveness of Group Activities in Tutorials for Chemistry 209 

    Ly, Linh Quy; Musgrove Richer, Amanda (Science, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    New small-group tutorial activities in a large-enrollment chemistry course are designed to encourage interactions and conversations among students and with their instructors. These activities are examined based on the ...
  • Leading Practices in the Assessment of Transformative Learning and Teaching 

    Malisius, Eva (Royal Roads University, 2017-05)
    What are leading practices that complement traditional written assignments into the 21st century and complement (online) learning and teaching that assesses students’ academic abilities in critical thinking, analysis, and ...
  • Impact of QR-based In-Class Assignments on Student Engagement and Retention 

    Harlick, Ania; Goulding, Richard (Science, Physics & Astronomy, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    We explore the potential of using quick response (QR) code sheets a tool for formative assessment, feedback, as well as a way to increase class engagement, student participation, and retention. The procedure was ...
  • Learning Technology Using Conversation, Narrative and Storytelling: The Digital Campfire 

    Burrell, Catherine Anne (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    Technology is ubiquitous in today’s learning society. The amount of information that students and faculty are exposed to daily, has made all of us into information technology managers. Relationships suffer, as Jarvis(2007) ...
  • Contemplative Pedagogy, Mindfulness, and Transformative Conversations 

    Crowder, Rachael (Social Work, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    This workshop introduces theoretical foundations of contemplative approaches to teaching and learning; engages participants in experiential learning to demonstrate some mindfulness exercises that can be used when difference ...
  • Best Teaching Practices for Block Week: Conversations that Help Implement Change 

    Burian, Conny (Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    My poster presents an early stage project, entitled Enhancing Educational Leadership, Student Engagement, and Community Ties: The Untapped Potential of Block Week Courses. It explores how various meaningful conversations—with ...

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