Course: Foundations of Pedagogy 1

Foundations of Pedagogy 1

This is a free, non-credit course to learn about teaching effectively and successful completion 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. While there will be a focus on STEM, the concepts are transferable to other disciplines and UBC graduate students from all disciplines are invited to participate. Registration is first come, first serve.

Instructors

  • Lacey Samuels, Professor, UBC Centre for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and the Dept. of Botany, (lsamuels@mail.ubc.ca)
  • Jens Vent-Schmidt, CIRTL Program Coordinator and PhD candidate in Experimental Medicine (jensvs@mail.ubc.ca)

Goal

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.

Resources

  • Ambrose, SA, Bridges, MW, DiPietro, M, Lovett, MC, Norman, MK (2010) How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Course Schedule

Week 1: How People Learn (Theories of Learning)

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain key pieces of learning theory.
  • Relate theories of learning to your own experience.

Week 2: Learning Through Diversity

Learning Objectives:

  • Define diversity, equity, and inclusion, and their implications for the classroom
  • Implement strategies for creating equitable classrooms

Week 3: Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:

  • Design realistic, achievable, measurable and student-centered learning
  • Analyze learning objectives with respect to Bloom’s Taxonomy

Week 4: Active Learning

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe several common STEM active learning strategies
  • Evaluate active learning strategies in light of theories of learning

Week 5: Assessment

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a lesson plan for a STEM class, including goals, activities, and assessment
  • Receive and integrate feedback

Time and Location

Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:00 am

September 20, 2017 – November 08, 2017

Koerner Library, RM216

Sign up extended to Sept 08, 2017.