Teaching and learning

Data and collaboration are key in science – so why not use both to drive change in teaching and learning at the Faculty of Science at McGill? FSCI 396 – Research Project in Science Teaching and Learning is a course that partners undergraduate students and instructors to design and assess learning opportunities, resulting in improvements for everyone.

Classified as: Faculty of Science, students, undergraduate students
Published on: 6 Feb 2023

Creating a Brighter Future: Sustainability at McGill was designed to help students engage with the topic regardless of their field of study.

Published on: 26 Jan 2023

Each year, around 1,000 new students begin an undergraduate science degree at McGill. For many of them, their first year at university represents a dramatic change from the world of high school or CEGEP.

“The workload, the amount of new content you get, and a different style of testing” are three of the challenges Marie Walker recalls from her first semester as a science undergrad.

Classified as: Faculty of Science
Published on: 13 Dec 2022

Lizz Webb, a PhD student in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (and OSE Science Education Fellow) here at McGill University, spent a week in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago barely 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole, as part of her studies.

Published on: 8 Dec 2022

By Hilary Sweatman

“The big mistake is this: we assume that the professor has a pen and the student's brain is a sheet of paper and all the professor has to do is write on the sheet of paper and declare victory.” – Dr. Sanjay Sarma.

Published on: 8 Dec 2022

"On a Monday afternoon during midterm season, the cafeteria of Royal Victoria College is the place to be."
In this McGill Tribune feature, Gillian Cameron captures the spirit of SciLearn Peer Collaboration, a collaborative learning environment for U0 & U1 students in Science courses.

 

Published on: 8 Dec 2022

Lizz Webb, a PhD student in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences here at McGill University, spent a week in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago barely 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole, as part of her studies.

Classified as: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Faculty of Science, Graduate Students
Published on: 6 Dec 2022

Diane Dechief from the Office of Science Education and Stephanie Weber from the Dept. of Biology were among several McGill instructors who recently gathered to share their ideas for fostering equitable and inclusive learning environments.

Published on: 26 Oct 2022

Considering which online teaching and learning strategies to keep using as we move back to in-person teaching? Explore the following list of instructional strategies from the Large Class Teaching Exchange that transfer well into the classroom.

Published on: 14 Oct 2022

Research shows a syllabus written in a warm, friendly style can enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.

By Diane Dechief and Véronique Brulé

Instructors: think back to when you were an undergraduate. Do you remember how you felt as you read the syllabi for your courses? Hopefully there were feelings of excitement and intrigue. But perhaps there was also confusion or worry that certain classes weren't really what you’d thought you were signing up for.

Published on: 16 Dec 2021

The issue has been resolved. It is no longer necessary to be on VPN to access the Teaching and Learning KB.


Nov 8, 2021 at 9:38am:

Due to a system problem, the Teaching and Learning KB is only accessible once you are connected to the McGill Network. If you are off campus, you will need to connect to the VPN. We will update you when the problem is fixed.

Classified as: myCourses
Published on: 8 Nov 2021

Part 2: Considerations for Online Course Delivery

By Hilary Sweatman, Jacqueline Kort Mascort, Véronique Brulé, Jennie Ferris

Published on: 30 Sep 2021

Part 1: Engaging Students Online

By Jacqueline Kort Mascort, Hilary Sweatman, Véronique Brulé, Jennie Ferris

Published on: 28 Sep 2021

Marina Nysten and Joyce Wu are the co-founders of the McGill Scientific Writing Initiative (MSWI), a student-run organization dedicated to promoting effective science communication at McGill and beyond. The Office of Science Education recently collaborated with MSWI, which concluded its first year in service to the student body. Here, Marina and Joyce reflect on MSWI’s inaugural year and future plans as recent McGill alumni.

Classified as: science communication, STEM Outreach
Published on: 27 Sep 2021

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