- Keynote: Dr. Nancy Chick
The conference will feature a keynote address on "Teaching with Our Signatures: Cultivating Disciplinary Habits of Mind," along with concurrent sessions in a variety of disciplines.
- Call for 2017 Applications
Deadline for applications is March 1st, 2017. The purpose of the Fellowship in Teaching Innovation Award is to encourage Western faculty members to pursue teaching innovations at Western.
- WCSE Call for Proposals
Submissions are welcome for the Western Conference on Science Education (WCSE) to be held at Western July 5 - 7, 2017
Welcome to the Teaching Support Centre (TSC) at Western
The mission of the Teaching Support Centre is twofold. First, we foster and enhance best practices in teaching and learning at Western University, in partnership with Western Libraries, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and Information Technology Services. Second, we advocate for teaching excellence and scholarship at Western, nationally, and internationally. If you are involved in teaching at Western University, we look forward to working with you! Come see us in the Centre in The D.B. Weldon Library.
Current articles we are discussing
Thomson, K. E., & Trigwell, K. R. (2016). The role of informal conversations in developing university teaching? Studies in Higher Education. http://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2016.1265498
Guy, P. J., Kim, J., & Rubin, R. (2014). How video production affects student engagement: An empirical study of MOOC videos. Paper published in the Proceedings of the ACM conference on Learning @ scale, March 4-5, 2014, Atlanta, GA. DOI: 10.1145/2556325.2566239
Holmes, T. M. & Sutherland, K. A. (2015). Deconstructive misalignment: Archives, events, and humanities approaches in academic development. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(2). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2015.2.11
M.K. Smith, W.B. Wood, K. Krauter, J.K. Knight. (2011). Combining Peer Discussion with Instructor Explanation Increases Student Learning from In-Class Concept Questions. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 10, 55-63. http://www.lifescied.org/content/10/1/55.full.pdf+html
- Three new teaching awards
Applications are invited from Western faculty members for three new teaching awards and grants: Technology-Enhanced Teaching, Collaborative Teaching, and Online Teaching and Learning. Deadline: January 15, 2017.Read More