Centre for Teaching and Learning
Connections vital in online climate course

Connections vital in online climate course

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.

Pivot to fall-term learning a team effort

Pivot to fall-term learning a team effort

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.

University rallies to move courses online

University rallies to move courses online

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.

New funding bolsters hands-on learning

New funding bolsters hands-on learning

A new program will expand Western’s experiential-learning courses to offer students a broader range of hands-on, for-credit experiences.

Three named Teaching Innovation fellows

Three named Teaching Innovation fellows

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.

Western gives CSA astronaut’s mission a boost

Western gives CSA astronaut’s mission a boost

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.

New name, same mission for teaching centre

New name, same mission for teaching centre

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.

Teaching Fellow’s idea eases students into labs

Teaching Fellow’s idea eases students into labs

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...

Blended courses to offer ‘best of both worlds’

Blended courses to offer ‘best of both worlds’

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...

Spotlight turns to teaching at conference

Spotlight turns to teaching at conference

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...

Award celebrates her ‘oasis of discovery’

Award celebrates her ‘oasis of discovery’

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...

STLHE returns to showcase teaching, learning

STLHE returns to showcase teaching, learning

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...

Teaching Support Centre names three new fellows

Teaching Support Centre names three new fellows

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....