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GPTK704 - Graduate Seminar in University Teaching (FOR FINE ARTS STUDENTS)

This seminar in university teaching will prepare graduate students for an academic teaching career. The estimated time commitment is 32 hours, including in-class time as well as hours for preparation of readings and assignments. Participants receive a certificate on successful completion of all of the requirements. There will be a modest charge for materials.

This section takes place from April 15 to April 21, 2019 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM every week day (no classes on the weekend.)

GPTK704 IS SPECIFICALLY FOR FINE ARTS STUDENTS. Students of other disciplines should sign-up for GPTK703.

For further workshop information, contact The Centre for Teaching & Learning at 514-848-2424 x: 2495 or

Learning Objectives

Int his workshop, student will:
• Examine various approaches to teaching and current issues in higher education.
• Plan two mini lessons and practice different teaching strategies in a supportive environment, and to benefit from peer feedback and self-evaluation.
• Develop a syllabus for a course that you would like to teach in the future based on a principled approach to course design.
• Articulate your own teaching philosophy statement as a first step towards developing a teaching dossier (to be included in applications for academic positions).

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Rachel Harris.

Dr. Rachel Harris is fascinated by the narrative potential and artistic attributes of books as well as the implications for primary source literacies. In her doctoral thesis in art history (defended in 2017), she revisited the neglected legacy of fairy tale illustration, arguing for the importance of pictures in how the stories were received. In her research, she examines a range of books and their artistic attributes, which includes picture books, sculptural books, and digitized illustrations. After pursuing a Masters of Information Studies at McGill (completed in 2018), Harris is now working in a librarianship capacity and continues to teach in the areas of course design and book history.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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