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Korpan, Cynthia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In this paper, I propose a renewed look at how teaching assistants (TAs) are being prepared to fulfill their duties in higher education. I argue that the apprenticeship model of learning that is currently in use be replaced by the more holistic workplace learning approach. Workplace learning theories take into consideration the complexity of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Apprenticeships
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Berry, Dave; Korpan, Cynthia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
This paper describes the implementation of a peer observation program at the University of Victoria called the Lecture Club. The observers are not interactive during the class--they are the proverbial flies on the wall. The paper identifies the program as self-developmental, discussing the attributes of this learning-to-teach and peer-sharing…
Descriptors: Observation, Program Implementation, Program Descriptions, Classroom Observation Techniques