Teaching

During the summer of 2017, I taught ED-D 570: Instruction and Technologies to Support Self-Regulated Learning and Strategy Use

For the 2017-2018 academic year, I will be teaching:

First term, Sept to Dec 2017 ED-D 101: Learning strategies for University Success (a popular undergraduate course)

Second term, Jan to Apr 2018 ED-D561:  Research Methods (a required course introducing multiple research methodologies)

 

My philosophy of teaching is grounded in theory and research about self-regulation, co-regulation and shared regulation of learning. I strongly believe that a post-secondary education should support and challenge students to take initiative for: (a) making choices in learning, (b) defining questions and seeking answers to those questions, (c) self-monitoring and improving upon learning processes and products, (d) developing theoretical and practical expertise, and (e) collaboratively co-constructing knowledge that advances theory and practice in the field. I see my role as an instructor as facilitating that process by designing challenging yet attainable tasks that often have multiple solution paths, guiding through extensive feedback opportunities, engaging learners in discussion with peers (and myself) and finding a balance between introducing new content through lectures and engaging students in activities that encourage them to grapple with and apply those concepts.

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