The Teaching & Learning Centre through the lenses of Dr. Carl Peters

Carl, an English professor, Writer, Author and Scholar, writes about his experience over the years with our department, TLC. What better way to write a testimonial than through a medium he is most comfortable with, the “essay.” We hope you will enjoy reading the conversation as much as we did. BB & the Contemporary Visualization … Read more

Pulling Together Indigenization Guides

Indigenization guides We encourage you to have a look at the foundations guides and how it will guide you specific to your role. If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Teaching and Learning Specialist (Indigenization) – Lorna Andrews

Guess Who’s Coming?

Final Reveal! Guess Who’s Coming? We are pleased and thrilled to introduce Duncan Wardle, our innovative keynote for PDDAY2019. Most recently Duncan was Vice President of Innovation & Creativity for The Walt Disney Company.  The Creativity Team works across Disney’s Theme Parks, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas Films, ESPN, Animation and Imagineering, as “creative ideation consultants” and “cultural … Read more

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) – Jan-Feb 2019

Join us for the Instructional Skills Workshop, facilitated by Michelle Johnson Location: UFV, Abbotsford Campus – Rm G124 Workshop Schedule: Friday, January  11           9:00am – 1:00pm Saturday, January 12       8:30am – 4:30pm Saturday, January  26      8:30am – 4:30pm Saturday, February 9       8:30am – 4:30pm The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) … Read more

Self Studies in Higher Learning

SELF-STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION A Series of Brown-Bag Conversations on Teaching & Learning The Department of Adult Education is initiating the first of what we hope will become an annual, themed series of study groups aimed at broadening and deepening our reflective practices and collegial relations as teachers, educators, and administrators in higher education. This … Read more

Ed Tech in Action – Success Story #169

Radical new deliver adopted with (relative) ease Imagine this: 23 students in the classroom and 15 remote students attending your class online simulations. Technology bridges the gap and creates one learning community engaging in the same class activities. Sound overwhelming? Maybe a little. But yes, it is possible, and yes, instructors are making that happen … Read more

How to Succeed in Online Learning

 Timing Set a time of the week that you will log in to your course and spend one 3-hour “class” online or two 90-minute classes. Let yourself out early some days. Know when you shine – I’m a morning person, so my time was set at 6:00am (yup). Take advantage of the flexible scheduling. Get a head … Read more

Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW)

Dates: Mon, Nov. 26 – Fri, Nov. 30, 2018 Location: UFV, Abbotsford Campus – Rm (to be determined) Facilitator: David Tickner The Facilitator Development Workshop is designed primarily for individuals who will be conducting the ISW at an institution. It is recommended that individuals participate in an ISW prior to applying for the FDW.  The … Read more

LIVE Online Seminar – Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness

LIVE Online Seminar Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 | 11:00am (PT) 60 Minutes UFV, Abbotsford Campus, Rm G124 In this seminar we will examine the three primary worldviews and cultural dimensions to increase our intercultural savvy. This increased awareness will help us teach in ways that better include and … Read more

Another Way to Make the Magic Happen: Contact the Teaching and Learning Centre

  We’ve all seen this simple graphic, or something similar too it, but it speaks volumes about our teaching practices. Sometimes we are thrown out of our comfort zone unintentionally and find amazing outcomes. For example, a few times while teaching many classes, I brought the wrong material to a class which quickly threw me out of my comfort zone. … Read more