Teaching & Learning Community of Practice 2017-2018
The goal of these brown-bag lunches is to build a community around teaching and learning practices in the Department of Psychology. Some of the teaching stream faculty will commit to meeting for lunch in the Psychology Lounge once a month to discuss topics around our teaching practice. All are invited - staff, graduate students, instructors, tenure-stream faculty, and teaching-stream faculty from all departments. No teaching experience is necessary - newcomers are most welcome!While each brown-bag lunch will have a specific topic and discussion leader, we can also use these meetings to share ideas, ask questions, and get advice about our general teaching-related challenges.All lunches will take place from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Psychology Department lounge, room 4043 Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street. Coffee and treats will also be provided.
Friday, January 12
Topic: Textbooks - choosing them, reviewing them, using them, and writing them.
Discussion Leader: Ashley Waggoner Denton and John Vervaeke, Psychology, St. George Campus
Friday, March 16
Topic: Designing student study guides and structuring student study habits
Facilitator: Dr. Paul Whissell
Friday, October 6
Topic: Helping students help each other: Strategies for improving peer study groups and peer assessment activities
Facilitator: Professor Ashley Waggoner Denton (UTSG)
Friday, November 10
Topic: What does it mean to teach critical thinking in psychology?
Facilitator: Professor Gerry Cupchik (UTSC)
Friday, December 8
Bring in your Winter semester syllabi - we will review best practices and available resources, and engage in a friendly peer review session!
Hope you can join us!
If you are interested in leading a discussion or in seeing at topic discussed that is not listed, please contact Ashley Waggoner Denton, firstname.lastname@example.org.