Communities of Practice
Laurier communities of practice (CoP) provide a forum for educators from multiple disciplines and academic support units to come together and share best practices, lessons learned, instructional concerns, student experiences, and so on with the goal of deepening their knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning by interacting with others on an ongoing basis.
Please click on one of the titles below for more information on each community of practice, as well as dates and locations:
Co-hosted by the Writing Centre and Educational Development at Wilfrid Laurier University, the Writing Circle provides a space for faculty, academic staff, and others at the Waterloo campus to come together (cross-disciplinary) and share experiences, best practices, lessons learned, and more with respect to developing and integrating writing activities and assignments into the classroom (online and face-to-face).
The Teaching Large Classes and First Year Students Community of Practice provides a space for members of the Laurier community from across the disciplines and departments to come together to share experiences, best practices, and lessons learned associated with teaching larger classes (however you define LARGE) and first year students. The agenda for each gathering is informal and driven by participant needs, interests and questions.
The Teaching and Technology: Community of Practice provides a forum for members of the Laurier community from across the disciplines and departments to come together to share experiences, best practices, and lessons learned associated with the use of technologies in teaching (from the simple to the complex, pen and paper to electronic).
The WLU Brantford Teaching and Learning Community of practice provides a forum for faculty, academic staff, and others to come together (cross-disciplinary) and share experiences, best practices, lessons learned, and more. Test out new ideas, solicit feedback, and connect with others interested in teaching and learning.
This Community of Practice (CoP) will provide a forum for Laurier faculty and teaching assistants from across the university to share their experiences of encountering bias, discrimination and other controversial interactions in the classroom. A key to responding well to inappropriate or offensive interactions is to anticipate them and discuss ways to handle them, by sharing experiences with colleagues.