The Graduate Teaching and Learning (GTL) Program Level 1: Foundations is the first step in a multi-tier program that helps graduate students and post-doctoral fellows develop skills and competencies in teaching and learning within the post-secondary environment.
Level 1 is intended to provide the basis upon which Levels 2 through 4 are built by establishing foundational knowledge associated with student-centered learning. Participants will gain introductory knowledge of pedagogical principles, classroom communication, management, and leadership, and ethical approaches to teaching and learning.
- Build foundational knowledge:
- Of fundamentals of teaching and learning in higher education
- In classroom management and leadership
- Apply concepts to case studies and other participatory learning activities
Open to all UAlberta graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Approximately 20-25 workshop hours including core requirement workshops and two options offered during GTL Week held in August and January.
Core Requirement Workshops
- Active Learning
- Circular Communication in the Classroom
- The Code of Student Behaviour in Teaching
- Copyright in the Classroom
- Dealing with Difficult Situations and Students
- Ethical Principles in Teaching
- The Fundamentals of Grading and Assessment
- Identifying, Helping, and Referring Students in Distress
- Learning Objectives and Outcomes
- Lesson Planning
- Social Location and Unconscious Bias in the Classroom
- Student Motivation
- Teaching and Learning: Context Matters
- Teaching Presentation Skills
To be selected from a variety of sessions, including (but not limited to):
Effective Grading in Biology
- Effective Teaching in the Lab
- Leading Discussions
- Mindfulness in the Classroom
- Your First Class: How to Make it First Class
Participants will receive a letter of completion once they have attended once they have met their level one requirements.