In this course participants will have the opportunity to practice their presentation skills, reflect on fresh teaching experiences, learn tips and tricks for their classrooms and develop their knowledge of learner-centered pedagogy.
For a full listing of course offerings please see the UBC calendar description
By the end of this course the participants will be able to:
Graduate student peer instructors
Download a copy of the excellent TA manual called "University Teaching and Learning: An Instructional Resource Guide for Teaching Assistants" at http://wiki.ubc.ca/images/3/3d/Ta-handbook.pdf .
Subjects will include:
and a general orientation to the world of TAing including, among other topics:
This course is 2 credits and is evaluated with pass/fail.
The main components of evaluation are: Attendance and participation; Completion of three practice or “mini” lessons; And a lab redesign project.
Tentative Schedule as of mid-Sept 2009 (subject to change):
Sept 18th Introduction - Group contracts, What makes a good learning experience? Lesson planning, and Learning objectives.
Sept 25th Small Group A - Feedback, Minilesson 1
Oct 2nd Small Groups B - Feedback, Minilesson 1
Oct 7th Small Groups C - Feedback, Minilesson 1
Oct 16th Large Group - Paper Discussion, Active learning, Reflective Practice, and Cooperative Learning,
Oct 23rd Small Group A - Minilesson 2
Oct 30th Small Groups B - Minilesson 2
Nov 4th Small Groups C - Minilesson 2
Nov 13th Large Group - Paper Discussion, Learning styles, Guiding inquiry - Socratic questioning, Marking/evaluation,
Nov 20th Small Group A - Minilesson 3
Nov 27th Small Groups B - Minilesson 3
Dec 2th Small Groups C - Minilesson 2
Dec 11th Large Group -Paper discussion, Group dynamics, Interpersonal relations/communication, Diversity, Wrap up, post test, freedom
Note: Groups A, B, & C will meet in successive weeks. You will only have to come to the session for your group.