Great Ideas for Teaching (GIFT) Award

Great Ideas for Teaching (GIFT) Award

The Winter Conference on Teaching regularly features a panel of Western's most creative graduate students who share a classroom activity, course assignment, or another teaching strategy that they have developed to support student learning in their home disiplines. 

PAST GREAT IDEAS FOR TEACHING PROPOSALS

2015

Claude Bock, Art History

Allen O'Hara, Mathematics

Marylynn Steckley, Geography

2014

Jenna Butler (Computer Science)

Kristen Colbeck (Faculty of Information and Media Studies)

Lisa Cossy and Leichelle Little (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)

Runner-Up: Allen O'Hara (Mathematics)

2012

Acting out Algorithms - A "hands-on" approach to teaching Computer Science (pdf) - Jenna Butler

Stimulating Student Learning in Breadth Courses (pdf) - Chelsea Hicks

Photo-Reflection Assignments (pdf) - Beth Hundey

2011

Winners and Runners-up (pdf)

2010

Virtual Virtuality (pdf) - Jennifer Martin

The Question Game (pdf) - Angel Petropanagos

Post-it Empowered (pdf) - Megan Popovic

2009

The Medium is Still the Message: Generation Text Meets Marshall McLuhan (pdf) - Mike Arntfield

Fossil Analogies: Correlating Primate Behaviour and Morphology (pdf) - Zoe Morris

Art Theory Review Pie (pdf) - Helen Parkinson

2008

The World Café Comes to Western (pdf)– Megan Popovic

Rethinking Multi-Media (pdf) – Mike Arntfield

“Webmindful(l)”: Building Web Resource Evaluation Skills (pdf) – Elan Paulson

2007

The Traveling Discussion (pdf) – Suzanne Fox

Vocabulary Relay Race (pdf) - Lauren Keys