GPTK 703 Graduate Seminar in University Teaching (Intensive - All Disciplines)


December 2014 - Intensive 5-day workshop:

Sec A1: Wednesday, December 10 to Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 9:30-16:30 daily (no weekend classes)

Sec A2: Monday, December 15 to Friday, December 19, 2014 from 9:30 to 16:30 daily.

Note: Withdrawal deadline is November 19 at 8:00 am.

This seminar series in university teaching will prepare graduate students in all aspects of development and delivery of a university course. The estimated time-commitment is 25 hours in-class with 10 hours for preparation of readings and assignments. Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of all requirements. There will be a modest charge for materials. 100% attendance is required.

The intensive seminar series is regularly offered in December, May/June and late August.

Section A1 -Karen Herland
Section A2 - Angela Rose Lapierre
Leader Biography:
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Learning Objectives:
1- Examine various approaches to teaching & current issues in higher education.
2- Plan two mini lessons & practice different teaching strategies in a supportive environment, while benefitting from peer feedback & self-evaluation.
3- Develop a course syllabus based on a principled approach to course design.
4- Articulate your own teaching philosophy statement as a first step towards developing a teaching dossier (to be included in applications for academic positions).
This workshop is recorded under the skill domain:
Teaching and Knowledge Transfer
Target Skills:
Course Design
Related skill domains:
Career Building
/A1 Wed, Dec 10 2014 09h30-16h30 SGW LB 620
/A2 Mon, Dec 15 2014 09h30-16h30 SGW MB 2.285
Can't make any of the above dates? Let us know your preference and we will work with partners to see if alternative dates can be scheduled.
Summer (July/August)
Suitable For:
All Streams
Workshop Capacity:
/A1 25
/A2 25
Remaining Spaces:
/A1 9
/A2 11
Non-attendance Fee: $135        
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The following feedback was offered by attendees and includes their degree and program information.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: All these aspects were dealt with. It was a great workshop and I feel like I learned a tremendous amount of content that will be useful to me.
Arts_and_science - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: There was a great deal of content and it would have been very difficult to make sense of even half of it had it not been for the class activities.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: I'm glad we talked about theories of learning (Bloom Taxonomy, etc. ).
Engineering - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Content of workshop covered most of the materials related to teaching. All the steps for being a qualified teacher were mentioned.
- Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Interactive activities.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Specifically being able to design and present a mini lesson course outline etc. and get feedback from both instructors and peers.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The instructor was amazing in conveying knowledge, giving examples, and making us participate. I feel like the information really sunk in.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Much of the content was new to me so I was readily engaged. I will add that the 10 min lesson was incredibly helpful practice.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Working on the mini lesson, the course outline and TPS.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: A combination of all the aspects. Focus on one or the other would diminish the course.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The activities help to set in "real life" the concepts we saw in the seminar and to turn our class in a cohesive group within a few hours of the beginning of the seminar the first day.
Arts_and_science - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: I will be able to use the documents I produced when I apply for jobs.
Arts_and_science - Diploma
Most beneficial aspect: - I liked the mini-lessons and job interview skills, etc. - I liked the theoretical knowledge- I liked the anecdotal information from the presenter (Karen was awesome!)
Arts_and_science - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: I appreciated the hands-on activities and the application of learning in concrete outcomes and receiving feedback.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Not only the presentation by the instructor, but also the discussions with other students widened my knowledge.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: The presenter's knowledge on the subject was appropriately presented through these three aspects (Presentation, content, and activities).
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The activities provided me with clear examples of group activities I could conduct in my own classroom, such as metaphor activities, and choosing a person I would hire based on a Teaching Philosophy Statement - I could use this kind of exercise to get students to learn to argue their points.
Most beneficial aspect: The activities allowed me to figure out the content and develop new skills.
Most beneficial aspect: The discussion in peer groups enabled me to foster and adapt new methods and teaching expectations. Sharing ideas helped to further develop my own.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I liked the job interview questions.
Most beneficial aspect: I don't like group activities but the content and teachers were great. I learned a lot from this workshop.
Arts_and_science - Post_doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: The workshop was well organized and the facilitators were good at keeping things running smoothly while at the same time being flexible.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I liked planning and demonstrating a lesson, as well as the creation of a teaching philosophy statement.
Jmsb -
Most beneficial aspect: The presentation of a mini-lesson in 10 minutes was a great experience. Also, the the formulation of a course outline allows to integrate the topics.
Most beneficial aspect: I liked how the workshop challenged my assumptions about teaching and my role as a teacher.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Karen was a great teacher, not only in the content, but by modelling an effective teaching style.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The mini-lesson feedback was extremely helpful.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: It was a great opportunity to share ideas, activities, approaches, etc. Open discussion helped to differentiate the passive and active learning.
- Post_doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: The most beneficial aspect of the workshop is the mixture of all the components. I liked the opportunities to learn from each other. Digesting all the content will take some time but will be useful in the future. I marked a 5 in all the statements above and I really mean it.
Doctoral - EN1 - Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Most beneficial aspect: GPS preparation and the assessment of it with the valuable feedback from the instructor. Also I have learnt new skills in terms of class managing and interactive learning. (ed)
Doctoral - AS1 - Education
Most beneficial aspect: I Learned good teaching techniques. Passion for teaching was imparted upon me and I Learned about teaching Dossier and how to develop a good one. The teacher was extremely passionate and inspiring. Great prof!
Master - AS1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: The material and many resources the professor made available for us was really helpful. It was also great that he shared his own experience and that we could have discussions about different teaching strategies. All the assignments were very helpful especially the mini-lecture given in front of our peers. I learned a lot in a few days!
Doctoral - AS1 - Biology
Most beneficial aspect: Q&A session. (ed)

Past Offerings

/B1 Wed, Apr 23 2014 09h30-16h30 SGW MB 2.265    24/25
/D2 Wed, Aug 21 2013 09h30-16h00 SGW MB 3.255    24/25
/D1 Mon, Aug 19 2013 09h30-16h00 SGW MB 2.255    24/25
/C1 Mon, May 13 2013 09h30-16h30 SGW MB 3.255    18/24
/A1 Wed, Dec 12 2012 09h30-16h30 SGW LB 612    15/25
/D1 Wed, Aug 15 2012 09h30-16h30 SGW LB 619    12/25
/D3 Wed, Aug 15 2012 09h30-16h30 SGW MB 3.445    17/25
/D2 Wed, Aug 15 2012 09h30-16h30 SGW MB 3.435    23/25
/C2 Wed, Jun 6 2012 09h30-16h30 SGW MB 3.255    22/24
/D3 Wed, Aug 24 2011 09h30-16h30 SGW MB-2.265    9/25
/D2 Wed, Aug 17 2011 09h30-16h30 SGW LB-619    2/25
/D1 Wed, Aug 17 2011 09h30-16h30 LOY AD-210    3/25