Kim Carson

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Head - Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Assessment of Learning
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Selected Works

Professional Biography

I joined Western Libraries as Research and Instructional Services Librarian in 2007, working primarily with Psychology and Management & Organizational Studies. I then worked as Teaching and Learning Librarian, initiating the development of Information Literacy Learning Outcomes for Western Libraries and partnering with the Centre for Teaching and Learning on curriculum and faculty development. Now in the role of Head, Teaching and Learning, I focus on leading a tremendous group of educators as they teach online and face-to-face through individual consultations and classes of all sizes.


  • BA Honours, Psychology, Western University
  • BEd, Primary Junior, Western University
  • MLIS, Western University

Research Interests

My research is currently focused on curriculum and coaching.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that teaching is a privilege – to create an environment in which learners feel safe to explore new and perhaps uncomfortable ideas is sacred work. Using constructive alignment as the foundation, lesson planning is key to my teaching. I try to put myself into the shoes of the learner and develop learning outcomes that will stretch their thinking. I then consider how to creatively assess learning before turning to strategies that will engage the learner as we grow together through the shared learning experience.