ISW is an intensive three-day teaching workshop open to all Western faculty. ISW is designed for both new and experienced faculty members. Please note that you are required to attend the full three days of the workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day.
The ISW is offered within a small group setting and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced instructors. These sessions provide new instructors with an introduction to designing and facilitating effective learning activities. The ISW also serves as a laboratory for experienced instructors who wish to refine and expand their teaching practice, to explore new ideas or to revisit the fundamentals.
During the three-day workshop participants design and deliver three "mini-lessons" and receive verbal, written and video feedback from their peers. Using an experiential approach, participants are provided with information on the theory and practice of teaching adult learners, the selection and writing of useful learning objectives with accompanying lesson plans, techniques for eliciting learner participation, and suggestions for evaluating learning. Participation in ISW creates an opportunity for new faculty to learn about Western's unique learning culture and can also be a renewing and revitalizing activity for more seasoned members. Added benefits are a sense of collegiality, team building and self-discovery.
A $50.00 refundable deposit is required to complete your registration and hold your spot in the workshop. Please make your cheque payable to Western University and send it to:
Teaching Support Centre
Room 122, Weldon Library
London, Ontario, N6A 3K7
The cheque will be returned to all those who complete the three days of the workshop or to those who cancel five business days in advance of the workshop.