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Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper presents the observations and reflections of four faculty members who developed experiential online learning pathways for students in diverse professional programs. In relation to programmatic expectations of Nursing, Education and Business, the challenges and opportunities for experiential online learning design are discussed. In…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Experiential Learning, Professional Education, Undergraduate Students
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Ezezika, Obidimma – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Experiential learning has the potential to enhance students' success and prepare them for the job market, including through class experiences that mirror experiences in the workforce. In this article, I lay out the process of incorporating experiential learning in a global health course. I have derived three key lessons from the design and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Education Work Relationship, Global Approach, Public Health
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Bornais, Judy A.K.; Andrews, David M.; Cassidy, Alice L.E.V.; Wright, W. Alan; Monette, Marie-Jeanne – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Though much literature describes the value of experiential and place-based learning experiences for participants, we have found little comparable literature regarding the facilitator experience. This paper provides current and future facilitators of workshops, especially those that take place outdoors, our reflections and ideas as facilitators,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Workshops, Facilitators (Individuals), Place Based Education
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Callary, Bettina; Maher, Patrick; Root, Emily; Ryan, Jennifer – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
In this expository essay, four faculty members co-reflect on the pedagogy used within one first-year course at a small Canadian university. We discuss the responsibility of facilitating five process-based pedagogical approaches. These complex and interrelated processes include: i) self-directed learning, ii) reflexive intra-personal learning, iii)…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Instruction, Process Education, Independent Study
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Baek, Justine; Shah, Wali; Spencer, Vrindy; Thompson, Piper Riley; Young, Karen; Zowmi, Aniqah – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
The fourth cohort of 3M National Student Fellows explores the current state of our post-secondary education system across Canada and opportunities to further tune into practice in order to pursue an authentic and meaningful academic life. Six of the 2015 3M National Student Fellows propose recommendations for decision-makers at post-secondary…
Descriptors: Reflection, Cohort Analysis, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Cassidy, Alice; Fu, Guopeng; Valley, Will; Lomas, Cyprien; Jovel, Eduardo; Riseman, Andrew – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Flexible Learning (FL) is a pedagogical approach allowing for flexibility of time, place, and audience, including but not solely focused on the use of technologies. We describe Flexible Learning as a pedagogical approach in four courses framed by three key themes: 1) objectives and aspects of course design, 2) evaluation and assessment, and 3)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Didicher, Nicky – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
This practice-sharing piece outlines two main approaches to flexible summative assessment schemes, including for each approach one example from my practice and another from a published study. The bento approach offers the same assessments to all students but a variety of grade weighting schemes, allowing students to change weighting during the…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Grading, Weighted Scores, Evaluation Methods
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Samson, Patricia L. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
Creative Problem-Solving (CPS) can be a transformative teaching methodology that supports a dialogical learning atmosphere that can transcend the traditional classroom and inspire excellence in students by linking real life experiences with the curriculum. It supports a sense of inquiry that incorporates both experiential learning and the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Student Motivation
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Reeve, Doug; Evans, Greg; Simpson, Annie; Sacks, Robin; Olivia-Fisher, Estelle; Rottmann, Cindy; Sheridan, Patricia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
In recent years engineering educators have been encouraged to blend technical and professional learning in their curricular and co-curricular programming (Engineers Canada, 2009; National Academy of Engineering [NAE], 2004). Our paper describes a multifaceted leadership learning program developed to achieve this goal by infusing reflective,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Leadership Training
Acai, Anita; Cowan, Victoria; Doherty, Stephanie; Sharma, Gaurav; Thevathasan, Naythrah – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In recent years, there has been a dynamic shift in the role of the university student through the creation and promotion of experiential learning opportunities on campuses across the country. Many post-secondary programs now include co-op placements, practicums, or internships where students can apply theoretical knowledge to real-world settings.…
Descriptors: College Students, Experiential Learning, Altruism, Volunteers
Frost, Gail; Connolly, Maureen; Lappano, Elyse – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
Our service learning research includes assessment of reflective assignments done by students who apply theoretical knowledge in practical, real-life contexts by working with actual clients. For many of these students our classes are a departure from traditional forms of learning, and a challenge to their ability to apply what they know in often…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Reflection, Writing Assignments, Journal Writing
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Demenoff, Selena; Genest-Richard, Pascal; Labbé, Jolène; Bourgault, Rébecca; Lewis, Johanna; Robinson, Alannah; Pritz, John; Bell, Cameron; Beach, Laura; Beaupré-Lavallée, Alexandre; Barudin, Jessica; Howard, Ray Charles; Liu, Mimi; Nichols, Sarah – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
In working to build a better, more just future, post-secondary institutions play a crucial role in shaping the students of today and tomorrow. Many institutions already employ a number of innovative programs aimed at broadening students' horizons. We can now look forward to seeing these initiatives grow. As students, we outline our views on some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Cassidy, Alice; Lee, Jack – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
This paper describes an introductory workshop, Preparing to be a Peer Reviewer, presented at the University of British Columbia (UBC) to give hands-on practice to faculty members and others in order to provide formative peer review upon request. This workshop, which was designed at the request of a faculty member, is complemented by an Advanced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Evaluation, Workshops, Teacher Evaluation
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Mengel, Thomas – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
This paper makes the case for a shift of undergraduate education towards the development of meaningful life skills that are of value to the graduates as well as to the communities they live in. First, relevant connections between student learning, meaning, and wisdom will be made. Second, the article will explore how undergraduate education can…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Daily Living Skills, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives
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Macdonald, Geraldine; MacDonnell, Judith A. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
In this paper, the authors engage in a dialogue to illustrate their teaching practice with experiential arts-based diversity learning. The adult education theoretical frameworks of transformative learning/unlearning and experiential learning frame the paper. Examples of experiential arts-based diversity learning include: participating in…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Transformative Learning, Experiential Learning, Art Education
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