Undertaking Research on Teaching and Learning - International Special Guest at the Brantford Campus
Date: Oct 15/12
Time: 13:30 - 16:30
Location: Laurier Brantford - Carnegie Buildling (CB) 100
Cost: Free for Laurier participants/$50 for external guests
Mick Healey is a HE Consultant and Researcher and Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. Until 2010 he was Director of the Centre for Active Learning, a nationally funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Gloucestershire. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland and an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University. He was one of the first people in the UK to be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship and to be made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Mick is an experienced presenter. Since 1995 he has given over 450 educational workshops, seminars and conference presentation in Australasia, Europe and North America. He has written and edited around 150 papers, chapters, books and guides on various aspects of teaching and learning in higher education. He is often asked to act as an advisor to projects, universities and national governments on aspects of teaching and learning in HE. For example, he has advised the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, the Canadian Federal government, the Higher Education Authority for Ireland, the HE Academy and the League of European Research Universities on research-based teaching and learning. He was a founding member of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the first VP for Europe.
There is a growing interest in faculty engaging in research into teaching and learning, or, as it is commonly called, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). A few institutions are also involving their students in SoTL and hence students becoming change agents within their institutions. This interactive seminar explores with participants the meaning of the term ‘scholarship of teaching and learning’ and discusses some of the issues around this evolving concept. The seminar ends with a discussion of how to engage with SoTL through identifying and responding to what are variously referred to in the literature as ‘bottlenecks’ (Pace and Middendorf, 2004) to student learning and ‘troublesome knowledge’ (Entwistle, 2003; Perkins 1999). Specific examples of how institutions and disciplines are engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning are examined. Examples of how students are involved in SoTL are also discussed.
This event is co-sponsored by the Offices of the Vice-President: Research,
the Associate Vice-President: Teaching and Learning and Teaching Support Services
Contact: Mary Neil
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.3507
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