Festival of Teaching and Learning

The 2020 Festival of Teaching and Learning has been postponed. We thank you for your understanding.

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. 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: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA)

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, March 2, 2020. Learn more.


Call for Stories - Failures and Rebounds in Teaching

Each year, the Festival of Teaching and Learning showcases excellent teaching in the form of strategies and innovations which are presented and shared. This year, we also want to highlight teaching as a craft which is developed over time and involves continuous experimentation, refinement, and reflection. We invite all those who have taught to submit their anonymous stories to be shared here.