Perspectives on Teaching Conference
The TSC organizes a one-day conference, Perspectives on Teaching, each fall and spring for faculty, staff and graduate students. The conference includes sessions on effective lecturing, innovative teaching techniques, problem solving and self-directed teaching/learning, evaluation methods, grading practices, blended learning and other teaching-related issues.
- Upcoming Conference
Fall Perspectives on Teaching Conference
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Social Science Centre, Room 2050
Remembering Who We Are: Indigenising, Teaching and the University
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Airini
Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work, Thompson Rivers UniversityIndigenous potential has never been greater. Universities are being transformed as more indigenous students attend and as institutions embrace indigenous world views. It is an emerging international story of indigenising higher education that is in part about policy, and demographics; and in part about simply doing what is right. University teaching has a key role in Indigenous advancement in higher education. Our teaching can provide a learning environment in which Indigenous peoples can develop knowledge needed for leading future development and significant progress towards the goal 'to live and learn as Indigenous'. Through remembering who we are as learners, educators and universities we make possible nationally and generationally significant knowledge creation at that interface between indigenous knowledge, teaching and learning. With a view to transformational university teaching, Dr. Airini will explore strengths-based approaches to indigenising and university teaching that are relevant to instructors, program leaders, researchers, and university decision-makers.
Dr. Airini is Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work, at Thompson Rivers University, BC, Canada. Dr. Airini specialises in research for equity in education, with a particular focus on universities supporting success by Indigenous, and under-served students in post-secondary education. She is currently exploring what teaching practices help first generation students to succeed at universities in Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.