Conference Dates: Tuesday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Conference Location: Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph
Conference Theme: Enhancing Teaching and Learning: The Evolution of the Lecture
Proposals Due: Friday, March 10, 2017
Registration will be opening soon.
The theme of this year's conference, Enhancing Teaching and Learning: The Evolution of the Lecture, looks at the evolution of the lecture over the past 30 years--from the influx of technology into education and designing effective outcomes through to measuring student learning, research and practice. This year's conference is sponsored by OpenEd with joint collaboration from the Library and all seven colleges at the University of Guelph.
To fit with our conference theme, our keynote speaker will be Dr. Joe Kim from McMaster University. Joe Kim is an Associate Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University and is actively involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning. He co-ordinates the innovative McMaster Introductory Psychology program which combines traditional lectures with interactive online resources and small group tutorials. The program has been prominently featured in Maclean's, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and numerous education media outlets.
Dr. Kim also directs the Applied Cognition in Education Lab which aims to understand how cognitive principles such as attention, memory and learning can be applied to develop evidence-based interventions in education and training. Current research interests include: retrieval practice, interleaving, mind wandering, and exercise-learning interactions. Kim also organizes the annual McMaster Symposium on Education & Cognition which brings together cognitive scientists, educators and policy makers to explore how cognitive science can be applied to educational policy and instructional design.
Follow Dr. Joe Kim on Twitter: @ProfJoeKim
We want to know what is working for you and our students!
We invite faculty, sessionals, instructors, staff and students to propose a 20-minute showcase or a 50-minute workshop related to strategies that seek to enhance the student learning experience. We also encourage the submission of proposals that discuss how the lecture can be improved or utilized to improve student perspectives on learning.
Based on the conference theme, consider the following examples as inspiration for your session:
|Conference Theme Suggestions|
1. Classroom Issues
2. Assessment Challenges
3. Program Issues
5. Teaching and Learning Issues
6. Diversity, Inclusivity, and Accessibility in Courses
7. Experiential Learning
8. Student Preparedness
9. Curricular Redesign
10. Learning Outcomes
Please email Janet Wolstenholme or phone her at 519-824-4120 ext. 58084 for additional information.