Tag Archives: Learning Design

Using Your Course Outline as a Learning Tool

Written by Carmen Larsen, TCDC Curriculum Consultant Some students are used to taking a passive role in their learning, expecting that instructors will transfer their knowledge and wisdom to them through lectures and photocopied PowerPoint slides. These students are likely … Continue reading

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Transformative Learning Experience for Instructor

Three days at Langara’s Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) can alter teaching philosophy, inspire a new instructional style and create positive impactful results in the classroom. In this testimonial, Manuela Klick, Instructor, Co-Op & Career Development Centre, describes her ISW experience. “Attending … 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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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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Building capacity in critical thinking

Building Capacity to Measure Essential Employability Skills: A Focus on Critical Thinking Gary Kapelus, Nancy Miyagi, and Valerie Scovill, George Brown College A recently completed study follows a three-year exploration of critical thinking skills seeking to address the question of … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Learning Outcomes (or is it learning objectives?)

Educational objectives, instructional objectives, behavioural objectives, teaching objectives, learning objectives, learning outcomes, subject-specific outcomes…no wonder there is so much confusion! Although some suggest that the terms learning objectives and learning outcomes are synonymous, when we look at the history of … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Teach Students to Be Learning Centered, Too

As instructors, we put a lot of time and effort into ensuring our courses, lessons and assignments are learning-centred. But what about our students? How much do they think about and take charge of their own learning? Do they even … Continue reading

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