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

  • iGEM project students as creators, drivers, innovators, and collaborators towards authentic learning experiences 

    Mayall, Robert; Arcellana-Panillio, Mayi (University of Calgary, 2018-05)
    The iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machines) program puts students in charge of their own research project and thereby achieve authentic learning. Session participants will explore the learning experiences of ...
  • Inventive Problem Solving OERs: from Students to Students 

    Stoleva, Maria (University of Calgary, 2018-05)
    This interactive session presented findings of research completed by three student research assistants and feedback from MBA students on their learning experience with Open Educations Resource (OERs). Session attendees ...
  • Co-curricular experiential learning opportunities 

    Trottier-Scully, Taylor; Ritchie, Kerry (University of Guelph, 2018-05)
    Co-curricular learning opportunities allow students to engage in experiential learning that complements what they are learning in class. In this session, we will examine how existing extracurricular opportunities can be ...
  • Problem-based learning: Mathematical knowledge, assessment and competencies 

    Koh, Kim; Chapman, Olive; Abidi, Ali; Zulay, Diaz (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2018-05)
    In this session, the presenters will discuss and demonstrate how problem-based learning, an innovative learner-centered pedagogical approach, can be used to maximize authentic learning opportunities for undergraduate ...
  • The role of authentic assessment tasks in problem-based learning 

    Koh, Kim; Delanoy, Nadia; Thomas, Christy; Bene, Rose; Hone, Gabrielle; Chapman, Olive; Abidi, Ali; Diaz, Zulay (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2018-05)
    A group of instructors will share their perspectives on using authentic assessment tasks to engage students in assessment for and as learning in a problem-based learning (PBL) oriented course. Discipline-specific dialogues ...
  • Something to say: Writing for publication 

    Hirst, Sandi; Jeffs, Cheryl; Arcellan-Panillio, Mayi; Hilman, Brianna; Hill, Laurie (Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary, 2018-05)
    This interactive session recognizes the need to nurture and support new writers. It is designed to cultivate a spirit of inquiry in new writers, to promote individual manuscript writing development, and to build a community ...
  • Hacking for collaboration towards redesigning group work 

    Hill, Joshua; Thomas, Christy; Brown, Barb; Alonso-Yanez, Gabriela (University of Calgary, 2018-05)
    In this session you will design scrappy little experiments called “hacks” to work towards redesigning collaboration in your practice. You will use a design thinking process and engage with findings from our design-based ...
  • The adopt and adapt model for open educational resource development 

    Burns, Samara; Piera, Ykje (2018-05)
    Our university has developed a new model for Adopting and Adapting Open Educational Resources (OERs). In this model, undergraduate researchers match course learning outcomes to available OERs, while graduate students are ...
  • 2018 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching: Students as Creators, Drivers, Innovators and Collaborators 

    Kenny, Natasha; Jeffs, Cheryl (Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary, 2018-05)
    The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. – Albert Einstein Who do we send into the world? A world that faces significant challenges and presents ...
  • 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 ...

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