Courses

When it comes to perspectives on teaching and learning, emerging technologies have generated waves of new opportunities for rich and engaging learning experiences in higher education. This short course is designed to help doctoral students take advantage of the new participatory learning culture and explore ways to...
Instructor: Helga Dorner
Credits: 1.0
This 4-week course is part of a set of seminars that focuses on learning-centered instructional design as the core of all university teaching. By designing for learning we mean that course design begins with understanding your students; deciding what you want them to learn; determining how you will measure their...
Credits: 1.0
This seminar will explore leading research and exemplary practices regarding how scholars can facilitate inquiry-based, student-centered discussions at the core of university teaching. What constitutes a good discussion in your academic field? How can you, as a discussion facilitator promote critical thinking, complex...
Instructor: Sally Schwager, Ian Cook
Credits: 1.0
This course provides an important intellectual and practical grounding for your work, first as a teaching assistant, and later as an independent scholar and teacher or other professional in the field. The course runs for 12 weeks from the end of September to mid December and engages you in discussion, collaboration,...
Credits: 3.0
What is the point of teaching students through engagement with research? What makes a good case-study for student learning and how would one teach with it? What characterizes how successful teachers structure their classes and what teaching strategies do they use? What is innovative and what is simply good practice in...
Instructor: Sally Schwager, Marta Vetier
Credits: 1.0
Whether you are presenting your research at a conference, giving a public lecture, preparing a thesis defense, giving a job talk, or speaking as an advocate on behalf of legal or policy issues to the press, you are attempting to persuade listeners and to involve them in the production of knowledge. This is a complex...
Instructor: Sally Schwager
Credits: 1.0
Podcasting in academia has the potential to be radically open. If done right,podcasting allows students to expand the contours of their learning, not onlypushing their teachers to rethink and re-articulate their lessons, but also giving apublic voice to the type of questions that those too deeply immersed in...
Instructor: Helga Dorner, Ian Cook
Credits: 1.0
This short course is aimed at advanced doctoral students who wish to start developing their teaching portfolios in order to begin preparing for job applications, teaching reviews or demonstrations, and other professional situations in which a teaching portfolio will be extremely valuable and may even be required.A...
Instructor: James Lang , Gorana Misic
Credits: 1.0
This four-week seminar addresses perhaps the single most important area of pedagogical competence for social science and humanities academics: teaching critical thinking through student assignments (combined with other elements of your course). This implies decoding what critical thinking means to you as a scholar,...
Instructor: Sally Schwager, Marta Vetier
Credits: 1.0