Teaching Master Classes

Step into the classrooms of Western’s most respected and innovative instructors and observe them engaging with their undergraduate students, their course material, and their discipline. Following the in-class observation, join us to meet with these instructors and discuss the strategies they employ in their classrooms.

Each month we will feature one or two instructors from departments across campus who teach in varied classroom settings – large, small, upper year, survey, practical, theoretical. This is an excellent opportunity for you to benefit from the experience and insight of our most successful teachers. Limited space is available in each master class and registration is required.

Participation in a Teaching Master Class counts for one Future Professor Credit toward the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning.

Winter 2015

LECTURE IN ENGINEERING - Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Join Dr. Quazi Rahman as he leads a first year Electrical and Computer Engineering course. Programming Fundamentals for Engineers (ES1036) focuses specifically on Engineering problems and applications, and covers introductory aspects of Object-Oreinted Analysis, Design, and Implementation.

Classroom Observation

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

North Campus Building (NCB), Room 113

Post Class Discussion (*NOTE: The post-class discussion will not occur immediately following the lecture*)

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Teaching Support Centre, Weldon Library, Room 120

LECTURE IN HISTORY - Monday, March 16th, 2015

Join Dr. Johnathan Vance and his second year history students in a course that explores mass panic events that have occurred in society over the past thousand years. History 2186B, also known as the Zombie Apocalypse course, examines how concern and anxiety can transform into panic and hysteria in some contexts but not in others, and what mass panics reveal about the cultures in which they occur.

Classroom Observation

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Arts and Humanities Building (Old Ivey), Room 1R40

Post-class Discussion

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Teaching Support Centre, Weldon Library, Room 120

If you have any questions regarding the Teaching Master Classes program, please contact Karyn Olsen (kolsen5@uwo.ca)