Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

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Fostering Greater Student Independence: VIU’s August Team-Based Learning Course Redesign

On August 20-23, the Centre launched its 6th cohort of Team-Based-Learning Course Re-Designers Michaelsen’s Team-Based Learning Model is a method that fosters greater student independence and personal responsibility for learning. The key is a simple, coherent set of instructional protocols… Continue Reading →

Join us for the New Faculty Orientation to Teaching!

Join us!  Meet with VIU colleagues, learn more about the students we have at VIU, and connect with the staff who are ready to help with your teaching questions. The event is built around lively discussions with other new (and… Continue Reading →

Teaching Excellence Video Series: Bernie Krynowsky shares his guiding principles for effective teaching and engaging students

Bernie Krynowsky from Education discusses how wisdom, passion, and caring shape his approach to teaching. Bernie discusses his strategies for keeping students engaged in the classroom through a variety of means and techniques. Bernie discusses his philosophy on being a… Continue Reading →

Student Panel Highlights on the topic of “What Helps Me Learn”

In our August 2014 New Faculty Orientation we invited a group of diverse students representing various faculties to discuss their academic experiences around what helps them learn at VIU.  We have compiled a series of very brief clips (30 seconds-3 minutes) of these students talking… Continue Reading →

A Case for Engaged Teaching

by Marilyn Assaf, Communications Officer, University Relations, VIU My son Robert reached an important milestone last year – high school graduation. I felt a huge sense of relief watching him walk across the stage to receive his dogwood certificate. But… Continue Reading →

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