Foundations of Pedagogy
This is a free, non-credit course to learn about teaching effectively and successful completions qualifies you to register as a CIRTL Associate. At the end of the one-term course. you will be able to use concepts in evidence-based teaching to effectively teach a lesson in a STEM undergraduate classroom, with emphasis on alignment of learning objectives, activities, and assessment.
- Lacey Samuels, Professor, UBC Centre for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and the Dept. of Botany, (email@example.com)
By the end of the course, students will be able to use concepts in evidence-based teaching to effectively teach a lesson in a STEM undergraduate classroom, with emphasis on alignment of learning objectives, activities, and assessment.
- Ambrose, SA, Bridges, MW, DiPietro, M, Lovett, MC, Norman, MK (2010) How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Week 1: How People Learn (Theories of Learning)
- Explain key pieces of learning theory.
- Relate theories of learning to your own experience.
Week 2: Learning Through Diversity
- Define diversity, equity, and inclusion, and their implications for the classroom
- Implement strategies for creating equitable classrooms
Week 3: Learning Objectives
- Design realistic, achievable, measurable and student-centered learning
- Analyze learning objectives with respect to Bloom’s Taxonomy
Week 4: Active Learning
- Describe several common STEM active learning strategies
- Evaluate active learning strategies in light of theories of learning
Week 5: Assessment
- Describe several assessment techniques and recognize their alignment with particular types of learning goals.
- Evaluate assessment techniques as learning/feedback opportunities
Week 6: Lesson Planning/Mini Lesson
- Create a lesson plan for a STEM class, including goals, activities, and assessment
- Receive and integrate feedback