Great Ideas for Teaching Contest

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Great Ideas for Teaching

The upcoming Winter Conference on Teaching (January 2015, exact date TBA) will feature a panel of Western's most creative TAs who will present their great ideas for teaching from different disciplines.

Presenters will be selected competitively and the top "Great Ideas" presenters will receive a $50 gift certificate to Western Hospitality Services. 

To submit a proposal, write a two-page description of your teaching idea. The teaching idea may be a class activity, a creative assignment or any other strategy that enhances student learning. The proposal needs to include:   

  1. The activity's learning goals;
  2. A brief list of key concepts;
  3. Description of the learning activity, including length of time & resources necessary for conducting the class activity;
  4. Your name, department, contact information, and the name and number of the course for which you designed the activity.

Please send your proposal to the Teaching Support Centre/Graduate Student Programs to Karyn Olsen via email at kolsen5@uwo.ca or by campus mail to Teaching Support Centre/Graduate Student Programs, Room 122, The D. B. Weldon Library.

DEADLINE: TBA

PLEASE NOTE: Winners MUST be available in the afternoon at the Winter Conference on Teaching to present their "Great Idea".

 

PAST GREAT IDEAS FOR TEACHING PROPOSALS

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