CoTL organizes events and seminars focusing on evidence-based pedagogical innovations, and new initiatives in undergraduate STEM education.
Signature Speaker Event
The Associate Vice President – Teaching and Learning, Faculties of Science and Health, and Lassonde School of Engineering are co-hosting our first signature speaker, Dr. Barbara Oakley.
Dr. Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering, Oakland University
A Mind for Numbers
Oct. 19, 10:30-3:30pm
More info/flyer: A Mind for Numbers with Dr. Barbara Oakley
Karen Smith, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UBC
Direct Instruction vs Productive Failure: Best practices for interactive in-class activities
June 20, 1:00-2:00pm, Life Sciences Building 107
Dr. Lisa McDonnell, Division of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego
Using COPUS (Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM) to characterize classroom practices.
June 20, 9:00-11:00am, Life Sciences Building 107
Dr. Natasha Holmes, Physics Department, Stanford University
Re-thinking intro physics labs: teaching and assessing critical thinking.
Mar. 30, 3:00-4:00pm, Lumbers 306
Dr. Carolyn Eyles, Director of the Integrated Science Program, Professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster University.
Developing an Interdisciplinary Science Program: Lessons learned from iSci @ Mac
Nov. 11, 12:00-1:00pm, Lumbers 306
More info/flyer: Carolyn Eyles Nov 2015
Dr. Sun Kwok, Professor of Physics, Dean, Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong.
Reform of the Science Curriculum at the University of Hong Kong
Oct. 19, 12:00-1:00pm, Paul Delaney Gallery, Bethune College
More info/flyer: Sun Kwok Oct. 19