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10 tips to ace return-to-class this fall

10 tips to ace return-to-class this fall

With Ontario elementary and secondary schools starting back next week, students who have persevered through 18 months of stop-and-go schooling may be wondering: How can I achieve academically and stay mentally healthy? And how do I carry that momentum thro …

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....

Spotlight turns to teaching at conference

Spotlight turns to teaching at conference

The students of today are somehow ‘different’ than they were 30 years ago … but how? Do they approach the university with a different set of goals? Do they have different expectations? How do they learn? Western Psychology professor Mike Atkinson will explore these...

Fischer: Taking learning outside the classroom

Fischer: Taking learning outside the classroom

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Spring 2015 edition of Reflections, The Teaching Support Centre newsletter. It is reprinted here with permission of the author. When you think about the most important learning experiences of your life, where did they take...

New role to strengthen technology, teaching

New role to strengthen technology, teaching

Technology has always played a prominent role in Gavan Watson’s world. He remembers his first laptop in 1996, and being immediately drawn to what he could accomplish with the tool. As a PhD student at York University, he created an online learning management tool for...

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....

Spotlight turns to teaching at conference

Spotlight turns to teaching at conference

The students of today are somehow ‘different’ than they were 30 years ago … but how? Do they approach the university with a different set of goals? Do they have different expectations? How do they learn? Western Psychology professor Mike Atkinson will explore these...

Fischer: Taking learning outside the classroom

Fischer: Taking learning outside the classroom

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Spring 2015 edition of Reflections, The Teaching Support Centre newsletter. It is reprinted here with permission of the author. When you think about the most important learning experiences of your life, where did they take...

New role to strengthen technology, teaching

New role to strengthen technology, teaching

Technology has always played a prominent role in Gavan Watson’s world. He remembers his first laptop in 1996, and being immediately drawn to what he could accomplish with the tool. As a PhD student at York University, he created an online learning management tool for...