'Learning-centred Undergraduate Degree Programmes: Canadian experience of design, implementation and evaluation'
By Dr Harry Hubball, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Buffet lunch: 12.30 – 1.00 in SW30
Seminar: 1.00 – 2.00 SW309
There is growing recognition of the complexity of academic work and the need for scholarly approaches to curricula and pedagogical practices in HE. Many universities have developed learning-centred curricula that focus on explicit student learning outcomes and assessment practices. Linking student learning and achievement with properly aligned teaching development plans within institutions, however, is critical for successful implementation.
This presentation examines the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in HE by highlighting successful case examples from Universities in Ontario and British Columbia. Data suggest that context-specific, integrated, and stage-specific frameworks for implementing program-level learning outcomes and teaching development initiatives is critical to enhancing student learning. For example an eight-month faculty SoTL leadership program was initiated to implement learning-centred curricula and to enhance the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education. Since 1998, graduates of this SoTL leadership program include over one hundred and eighty faculty members from a wide range of institutions, disciplines and academic ranks. This program has positively impacted curriculum and pedagogical leadership; institutional, national and international SoTL collaborations; teaching development and student learning experiences in various higher education contexts. Guiding principles and comprehensive educational development strategies are provided from critical lessons learned in various university contexts.
Learning objectives for the seminar for participants:
Critically examine learning centred approaches to undergraduate programming in the broad context of global and institutional trends in higher education
Develop strategies for engaging faculty-wide learning communities around issues pertaining to learning-centred curricula
Discuss the importance of scholarly approaches to curriculum and pedagogy leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of undergraduate curricula
Copies of a number of Dr. Hubball’s recent papers will be available at the seminar.
All welcome - please email Peter Reddy if you would like to attend.