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GPTK711 - Graduate Seminar in University Teaching for Engineering and Computer Science Students

This seminar in university teaching will prepare graduate students for an academic teaching career. The estimated time-commitment is 25 hours in-class with 10 hours for preparation of readings and assignments. Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of all requirements.

Section 1 of GPTK711: classes will run from August 21 to 27, 2018 weekdays only (no weekend classes).

For further workshop information, contact the Centre for Teaching & Learning at 514-848-2424, extension 2495 or

Learning Objectives

During this five-day seminar you will learn :
• To examine various approaches to teaching and current issues in higher education.
• To plan two mini lessons and practice different teaching strategies in a supportive environment, and to benefit from peer feedback and self-evaluation.
• To develop a syllabus for a course that you would like to teach in the future based on a principled approach to course design.
• To 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 will be led by Dr. Nancy Acemian.

Nancy Acemian is a Lecturer for the Computer Science & Software Engineering program. She received the 2008-2009 Teaching Excellence Award in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science and the Concordia University Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching in 2010. Chair of the ENCS Blended & online Pedagogy Committee.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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