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GPTK759 - How to Get Students to Read & Understand More: Some practical strategies

Research shows that a majority of post-secondary students do not read what’s assigned, or only read superficially. Given the correlation between reading and course success, it is critical that students complete their reading assignments and read at a deeper level. This workshop will help you unpack the reasons behind your students’ noncompliance with course readings and identify strategies to encourage your students to prepare appropriately for each class. These strategies are part of a holistic approach that examines multiple elements of a course, including course alignment, selection of readings, assignment design, in-class activity design, reading strategies instruction, and motivational factors. You will walk away with a set of widely applicable strategies to employ in your class.

Learning Objectives


1. Identify reasons why students do no complete reading assignments
2. Create an action plan to improve students' reading compliance and deepen comprehension


Leaders Information


This workshop is led by Ying Li, Curriculum Developer, Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Ying Li is a curriculum developer at Concordia's Centre for Teaching and Learning Services, helping faculty develop new academic programs or revising existing programs to be aligned with the university's strategic directions and digital strategies. She has taught undergraduate students in China and graduate students in the Educational Technology program at Concordia. Ying has 12 years of combined teaching, training, research, instructional design and educational development experience.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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