Case Studies as a Signature Pedagogy in Nursing

December 13, 2018

Dr. Frances Kalu, Teaching and Learning Specialist and Carnelle Symes, RN, MScN, Nursing Instructor, University of Calgary in Qatar As a practice-based discipline, nursing education combines pure and applied science; as such, bridging the gap […]

Supporting Educator and Student Well-being in the Classroom

November 27, 2018

By Natasha Kenny and Patti Dyjur, Educational Development Unit Well-being has received heightened attention across higher education. In seeing well-being “inextricably connected to learning” (p.5), Harward (2016), bravely suggests that well-being must become a foundational […]

How to do qualitative SoTL research in six easy steps

August 27, 2018

Dr. Lorelli Nowell, PhD, Eyes High Postdoctoral Scholar, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning For budding SoTL (scholarship of teaching and learning) researchers, especially those who tend to work primarily with numbers, qualitative research might […]

Simple principles to follow for effective lectures

August 27, 2018

By Natasha Kenny, Director of the Educational Development Unit,  Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning The prevalence of lectures within the academic community has changed little since the inception of the university. Despite their bad reputation, […]

How to organize and structure a teaching dossier

May 15, 2018

By: Natasha Kenny, Director, Educational Development Unit, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning We are engaging in more conversations about teaching dossiers in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning as faculty prepare for tenure […]

The PERMA model: Strategies for promoting workplace flourishing

January 21, 2018

By: Natasha Kenny, Director, Educational Development Unit, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Workplace happiness and well-being have received increasing attention, as organizations strive to address the challenges associated with employee stress and burnout. Universities […]

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