Spring Teaching & Learning Symposium: Pedagogical Innovation and Imagination, Thurs. April 26th

Spring Teaching & Learning Symposium: Pedagogical Innovation and Imagination, Thurs. April 26th

04/26/2012 8:30 am
04/26/2012 12:00 pm

Spring Teaching & Learning Symposium: Pedagogical Innovation and Imagination

Thursday April 26th

8:30 am - noon

Guernsey Market


8:30 am   Breakfast

9:00 am   Opening Remarks

Murray Knuttila, VP Academic 

Barry W. K. Joe, Director, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation 

“What is the scope of pedagogical innovation?”      

Last year, Mike Wesch joined us from Kansas State University to talk about “knowledge-ability” and how we, as instructors, might reflect on our pedagogy to adapt to how students learn in the 21st century. Check out the reflections by Brock participants

This year we carry on the conversation and ask ourselves what it means to innovate, and how technological tools can impact student learning. 

9:30 am Review of Senate Thoughts on Innovative Pedagogy

Prof. Jamie Mandigo, Vice Chair Senate 

9:45   What are your thoughts about innovation? (round table discussions) 

10:15  Break 

10:30 - 11:30 Panel Discussions  

1) elearning Proposal Panel TH253 
Facilitators: Giulia Forsythe & Matt Clare, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation

  • Maureen Connolly, Applied Disabilities Studies
  • Dot Miners, Mathematics
  • Dale Bradley, Communications

With the second call for proposals of elearning courses comes a number of questions. 

  • What types of courses would be appropriate to put online?
  • What are the major considerations when preparing an online proposal?
  • What can we learn from the first round of proposals?

In this session we will talk with three instructors with successful proposals from the last round. We will have a frank discussion about the lessons learned in the past year.

2) Innovative Pedagogy Panel TH255

What are faculty and instructors experimenting with in their classes? Join us for a snapshot of two projects currently underway at Brock:  

E-Portfolios, Prof, Tanya Martini, Psychology

This session highlights the use of a skills-based e-portfolio that is intended to function as a department-wide tool for PSYC majors to help students think about the development of their job-related, transferable skills through university courses as well as other experiences (paid or volunteer work, travel experiences etc.). The hope is that e-portfolios will help to foster our majors’ thinking about skill development across time, as well as across contexts, and will provide them with a tool that they can use when applying for a job or for post-graduate studies.

Peer Helping, Prof. Jon Radue, COSC

What's better for your health than Piazza? Let your students help you when you use the latest concept in peer helping. From the Piazza blog in January 2012:

" 'Our learning management system already offers collaboration functionality.'

[...] They all do! And a horse-and-buggy offered perfectly good transportation for hundreds of years. But now we have cars. The difference between the kind of experience that Piazza offers and that provided by the LMS collaboration tools is analogous to horse-and-buggy versus car. Once you have Piazza in place, new kinds of questions emerge, new kinds of answers are offered, and entirely new patterns of behavior form."

11:30 am   Conferral of the Clarke Thomson Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching, TH253

    • and Closing Remarks

Registration required.

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