Teaching

From January 2015 to January 2016 I will be on sabbatical and will not be teaching.
From January 2016 – April 2016, I will be teaching:

ED-D 101: Learning strategies for University Success
ED-D 561A: Research Methods in Education

For the 2010-2011 academic year, I will be teaching:

Fall 2010 (Sept-Dec 2010)
ED-D101:  Learning strategies for University Success (a popular undergraduate course)
ED-D508: Theories of learning (graduate course)
Spring 2011 (Jan-April 2011)
ED-D561:  Research Methods (a required course introducing multiple research methodologies)
ED-D570:  Instruction and Technologies to Support Self-regulated learning and strategy use

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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