New academic-development modules to support Western instructors in decolonizing their curriculum
An Indigenous languages revitalization program is among ten projects receiving eCampusOntario grants
“Because of COVID” became shorthand for the myriad ways we became experts in the art of the pivot.
The ideal political conversation is a lot like a visit to the local coffee shop, says professor Nigmendra Narain.
Professor Katrina Moser challenges students in her climate-change class to push themselves – and she expects no less of herself as she puts her course online.
With everyday conversations peppered with phrases such as ‘flattening the curve,’ professor Lindi Wahl hopes her revamped mathematical biology course can help students learn to predict the spread of COVID-19.
The challenges of converting 3,000 in-person classes to remote course instruction have been Herculean – but teamwork and collective commitment have made it happen.
Four active-learning projects will be developed, with and for students, in the début year of the Experiential Learning Innovation Scholars Program.
As hundreds of courses go online this week, the university community is embracing a brave new world – one that would not have been possible without a spirit of flexibility, collaboration and resilience across campus, Western e-learning experts say.
Diplomats and scientists representing 20 countries gathered at Western earlier this week to confront the challenges of climate change.
A new program will expand Western’s experiential-learning courses to offer students a broader range of hands-on, for-credit experiences.
Efforts to look deeper into classroom learning styles and farther into the cosmos have been lauded with a Fellowship in Teaching Innovation, the Western Centre for Teaching and Learning announced today.
During a space-to-Earth connection today, Saint-Jacques launched Exploring Earth, a web-based initiative in cooperation with Western researchers that uses photos he is taking in orbit to explain the amazing science of how Earth works.
While its name may have changed, the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), formerly the Teaching Support Centre, still sees itself as the teaching hub of the university.
Sarah McLean has no problem with Medical Sciences students embracing failure over and over again. In fact, thanks to a teaching innovation of her creation, she encourages it. “They can mess up the steps, do it in the wrong order, add the wrong thing and, while they’ll...
Launched in the fall of 2016 as part of Western’s Blended Learning Strategy, the Supported Course Redesign (SCoRe) program – which supports faculty members in the transformation of fully face-to-face large-enrollment courses into blended offerings – will see its first...
As more Indigenous students seek out postsecondary education, and as more of those postsecondary institutions embrace Indigenous worldviews, what does that mean for our universities? Dr. Airini, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work at Thompson Rivers...
Debra Dawson never imagined the possibilities. “I never had to do what I did; I wanted to do it. And there’s a difference,” said the Director of Western’s Teaching Support Centre. “There are so many multiple opportunities at a university like this. The things I’ve...
This summer, Western, in collaboration with Fanshawe College, will host the 35th annual conference for the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), from June 21-24. Many Western faculty have been long-time members of STLHE, Canada’s pre-eminent...
Developing an e-portfolio tool, promoting collaborative learning in Engineering and creating a network of faculty who engage students in critical international service learning will be the focus of the three new teaching fellows at Western’s Teaching Support Centre....