Festival of Teaching and Learning

Festival of Teaching and Learning 2020

About the Festival

Excellence in teaching deserves to be celebrated. Innovation in teaching needs to be shared. That's why the University of Alberta's Festival of Teaching and Learning aims to foster excellence in the academy by creating a venue for the exploration of both practiced and experimental teaching and learning approaches.

The university is home to great teachers - past and present - and the conference style festival strives to inspire and celebrate those who are teaching now and those who will be in the future. Instructors and researchers from all disciplines and career points with an interest in teaching and learning issues are welcomed and encouraged to attend.


What to Expect for 2020

Held on April 30 & May 1, the 2020 edition of the festival will feature two days of presentations, workshops, and networking sessions. This years theme is EDI-cation: Teaching and Learning for Equitable, Diverse, Inclusive classrooms. Pamela Barnett, Dean, Arts and Sciences at La Salle University will deliver the Keynote Lecture "How Good Teaching Can Change the World" and a workshop titled "Why Teach," which gives participants an opportunity to reflect on their motivations for teaching, including articulation of their learning goals for students. Instructors and researchers from all disciplines and career points with an interest in teaching and learning are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Location: University of Alberta North Campus, TBA.

Augustana faculty who wish to carpool with the campus Pogo should contact augustana.deansoffice@ualberta.ca


Call for Presentations

The University of Alberta's Festival of Teaching and Learning is now accepting presentation proposals. Members of the U of A community are encouraged to submit proposals that share their experiences, best practices, and research results related to teaching and learning. Presentation proposals will be accepted until Monday, February 24, 2020. Learn more.