Communities of Practice
If there is a topic or area of focus you would like to explore with other faculty and instructional staff colleagues, and would be interested in initiating or being part of a community of practice at your campus, contact Educational Development (firstname.lastname@example.org / x3507) to explore options and supports available.
Laurier communities of practice (CoP) provide a forum for educators from multiple disciplines and academic support units to come together and share scholarly initiatives, best practices, lessons learned, instructional concerns, and student experiences (to name a few) with the goal of deepening one’s knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning in higher education.
The Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence hosts a variety of communities of practice at the Brantford and Waterloo campuses. These CoPs take place at various times throughout the year, often in conjunction with select Centre programming or initiatives. The list below highlights a variety of CoPs we have offered in the past. Currently, the Teaching and Technology and Community Service Learning CoPs are active with gatherings announced throughout the term – usually two per semester.
Members of the Laurier community are invited to contact Educational Development if they would like to re/initiate a CoP or present at an existing one. Click on the links below to browse through highlights of previous CoP gatherings.
- Writing Circle
- Teaching Large Classes and first Year Students
- Teaching and Technology
- Brantford Teaching and Learning
- Community Service Learning (contact Gail Roth, CSL Manager, email@example.com)
- Controversy in the Classroom (contact Pat Rogers, AVP: Teaching and Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org)