The Graduate Teaching and Learning (GTL) Program Level 3 - Pedagogy and Course Design is a free, not for credit course designed to deepen understanding in pedagogy and course development in higher education.
This course focuses on two integrated themes:
1) Course design and assessment
You will apply the pedagogical knowledge explored in class to the development of a course in your discipline, including a syllabus, sample test, assignment and lesson plan.
2) Classroom management and leadership
You will prepare to take on a primary instructor role, and become more adept at handling academic interviews and more capable of tackling roles that require training, mentoring, or leadership in other employment sectors.
Three hours per week for 13 weeks. Approximately one hour per week outside of class to complete course project and provide peer feedback. Attendance is mandatory and a significant component in the course evaluation. Participants are permitted one excused absence.
Open to all UAlberta graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Priority will be given to students who have imminent teaching responsibilities. It is recommended that GTL Program Level 3 participants be active in or have completed GTL Program Levels 1 and 2. If space is available, tenure track and sessional instructors are also welcome.
Graduate students completing level three will receive the following notation on their transcript: Graduate Teaching and Learning Program: Pedagogy. Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible for the transcript notation.