The Festival of Teaching and learning is an annual event where all members of the UofA community can share, demonstrate, explore, and debate diverse approaches to the craft and scholarship of teaching, with the goal of enhancing the teaching and learning environment across the institution. In preparation for the festival, we are now accepting several types of proposals:
(a) presentations or demonstrations,
(b) posters, and
(c) workshops on teaching and learning.
Proposals are encouraged from faculty, students, administrators, and community members who are wanting to share their experiences, best practices, and research results related to understanding and improving teaching and learning at the University of Alberta. We encourage presenters to be explicit about ways their experiences and findings will be of interest to a broad, multidisciplinary audience of teachers and learners. Both individual and group submissions are welcome. All submissions are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 and will go through a blind, peer review process. The proposal review criteria can be viewed here.
All submissions must be made online, following the guidelines below. Notices of acceptance will be sent via email. Please be aware that the Adjudication Committee reserves the right to select the final presentation format in order to meet the needs of conference planning.
There are five types of session formats to apply to:
Scholarly Teaching Strategy Presentations – Time: 10 minutes presentation 5 minutes for questions
These oral presentations should describe and/or demonstrate innovative teaching, learning, or assessment strategies, which use or build upon current best practices and literature. During your presentation, you might also share any evidence you have of the effectiveness of your strategy.
Submissions should be between 300-500 words and must include:
- A title
- A brief description of your teaching and learning context and goals
- Your innovative teaching, learning, and assessment strategy
- A brief description of current best practices or research in this area
- A brief description of any evidence that supports the effectiveness of the strategy in your context and why it might be useful for others
- Up to 4 references