Category Archives: Academic Innovation Newsletter

TCDC Book Club: Make It Stick

Would you like to find out how to help your students (and yourself) learn more effectively and increase knowledge retention? Would you like to discover some new learning and practice strategies that can be applied right away in your class? … Continue reading

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Maximizing Student Engagement through Classroom Configuration

Whenever I walk into a classroom to deliver a class or a workshop, I contemplate what I want the students or participants to do, and as such, will I need to reconfigure the classroom space to be conducive for the … Continue reading

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Langarans Exploring Pedagogy – B means Bold

In Langara’s Advanced Teaching Seminar, Langara instructors write a fictional story in the first person, highlighting, “some kind of ‘problem’, or challenge, or dilemma, or puzzlement” they have experienced in their teaching practice. The “story will, at some level, be … Continue reading

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TCDC Workshop: The Expert Blind Spot

“Knowing something and teaching something are two different somethings” – Kevin Tumlinson Following a term of what felt like a teaching rut, I started to examine what was behind this change, and I realized I was falling into the same … Continue reading

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Langaran’s Exploring Pedagogy -Registration Open Now

Registration Open Now for the next session of Langara’s Advanced Teaching Seminar! If you are an experienced Langara instructor interested in exploring the practice of teaching and in reflecting deeply on your own pedagogy, then Langara’s Advanced Teaching Seminar will … Continue reading

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TCDC Book Club: How Learning Works

Ever wondered how students’ prior knowledge (or misunderstandings) and the ways they organize new information impact their learning? Curious about what factors motivate students to learn? Want to know more about which types of practice and feedback actually enhance learning, … Continue reading

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Langarans Exploring Pedagogy – Melissa’s Mea Culpa

Langarans Reflect on Pedagogy In Langara’s Advanced Teaching Seminar, Langara instructors write a fictional story in the first person, highlighting, “some kind of ‘problem’, or challenge, or dilemma, or puzzlement” they have experienced in their teaching practice. The “story will, … Continue reading

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Langaran’s Exploring Pedagogy -My Telos Meets Another Tribe

Langarans Reflect on Pedagogy In Langara’s Advanced Teaching Seminar, Langara instructors write a fictional story in the first person, highlighting, “some kind of ‘problem’, or challenge, or dilemma, or puzzlement” they have experienced in their teaching practice. The “story will, … Continue reading

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Langaran’s Exploring Pedagogy – CSI Style

In Langara’s Advanced Teaching Seminar, Langara instructors write a fictional story in the first person, highlighting, “some kind of ‘problem’, or challenge, or dilemma, or puzzlement”[1] they have experienced in their teaching practice. The “story will, at some level, be … Continue reading

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What cognitive level do your exams target?

by Kristie Dukewich & Carmen Larsen, Curriculum Consultants at TCDC Before I taught my first course, I thought that preparing an exam for students was going to be easier than preparing a class lecture. I expected that exam week was … Continue reading

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Keeping up with Higher Education

Keeping up with higher education can be a challenge in this rapidly changing world. Langara subscribes to the Chronicle of Higher Education with a site license so you can access premium full text from off campus access). Register to also … Continue reading

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Outcomes-Based Teaching & Learning

Would you build a house without a blueprint? Probably not. Would you develop a course without a plan? Maybe. However, obviously having a plan makes things easier. And just like having blueprints for a house, having an idea of what … Continue reading

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TCDC Fall Events

Join TCDC and sign up for any of the multiple events being offered this fall. If you have any questions, feel free to contact tcdc@langara.ca

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Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education Series

Interested in learning more about Indigenous histories, perspectives and worldviews and how to incorporate concepts in your classroom? Using UBC’s MOOC (Massive Open On-line Course) “Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education Series”, TCDC is once again offering 6 two hour sessions on … Continue reading

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Rethinking Assessment Practices

With the new semester beginning, many of us are thinking about how we will assess our students’ progress over the next 14 weeks. What information will we include on our midterms and final exams? What types of assignments and projects … Continue reading

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