Introduction to Course Design and Teaching Workshop
Would you like to design or redesign one of your courses and enhance your teaching skills? Join a group of fellow faculty members led by facilitators from Teaching and Learning Services to discuss strategies for course design and teaching that focus on enhancing student learning. Bring an existing course or your ideas for designing a new one. You will leave this session with new insights about teaching and a draft syllabus of your course.
Please note that the Introduction to Course Design and Teaching is designed for McGill faculty members. For a complete description of programs designed for graduate students please check Graduate Education Initiatives.
During this workshop participants will:
- Become familiar with learning-centered course design principles and strategies;
- Apply these principles to the (re)design of one of their courses;
- Exchange feedback with peers to improve course design and teaching approaches.
The workshop has four components:
- Pre-workshop preparation Upon registration, participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and read an article.
- One-day workshop
The workshop includes interactive activities, mini lectures, and exercises where participants apply course design principles to a specific course in their discipline. Please see Agenda Tab.
- Half-day workshop
Participants present their revised course outlines and exchange feedback. Please see Agenda Tab.
- Follow-up lunch activity (to be scheduled during the following semester)
This is an opportunity for participants to reconnect with each other and discuss how they have applied ideas from the workshop to their own teaching.
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Date & Location
May 8, 2014 | 9:00am to 5:00pm &
May 13, 2014 | 9:30am to 1:00pm
For further information about the workshop please contact Dr. Mariela Tovar (Educational Developer) by email mariela [dot] tovar [at] mcgill [dot] ca or phone (514) 398-5996.