The Teaching Support Centre is offering a four-day intensive course, Teaching at the University Level, for faculty and post docs who are new to teaching. This course, which is modeled after the Instructional Skills Workshop, is designed to help full-time and part-time instructors with less than five years of teaching experience develop their teaching talents and gain experience with a variety of teaching methods.
The course is offered within a small group setting and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of new instructors. These sessions provide new instructors with an introduction to designing and facilitating effective learning activities.
During the four-day course, participants design and deliver three different "mini-lessons" and receive verbal, written and video feedback. You are required to attend the full four days and you will need to do homework in the evenings.
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 the course creates an opportunity for new faculty to find out about Western's unique learning environment. Added benefits are a sense of collegiality, team building, and self-discovery.
Topics may include:
- Learning Outcomes
- Classroom Management
- Interactive Techniques
- Lecture Structure
- Student Engagement
- Large Class/Small Class Teaching
The course will be held August 14 to 17 inclusive. Sessions are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily. Complete attendance during these hours is important for your success in the program. You are eligible to participate in this program if you are teaching a course at Western in the upcoming academic year. Enrollment is limited.
THIS PROGRAM IS INTENDED FOR FACULTY MEMBERS AND POST DOCS.