Learning Design for Deep Learning

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Pedagogy

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 →

Opportunities for Post-Secondary Education: Responding to British Columbia’s New K-12 Curriculum

British Columbia has a new Kindergarten (K) – Grade 12 curriculum. K to Grade 9 was rolled out in Fall of 2016. Grade 10 curriculum will be mandatory in Fall of 2018 and Grades 11 and 12 will follow in… 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 light-bulb moment 30 years in the making

by Sandra Johnstone, Teaching Faculty, Faculty of Science and Technology, VIU Illumination A few weeks ago I had a busy day. I attended a morning meeting to discuss learning outcomes for our programs in the Earth Science department. In the… Continue Reading →

Think Outside the Dodecahedron Part 2

by Anna Atkinson, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Vancouver Island University If you promise not to tell anyone, I’ll let you in on a secret: I don’t find business writing all that interesting. But I teach it,… Continue Reading →

Calibrated Peer Review Part IV

  By Barbara Metcalf, Teaching Faculty Member, Bachelor of Nursing Program, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, VIU For all blog posts on this topic see Calibrated Peer Review Part I, Part II, Part III and Part V For this… Continue Reading →

Calibrated Peer Review Part III

    By Barbara Metcalf, Teaching Faculty Member, Bachelor of Nursing Program, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, VIU For all blog posts on this topic see Calibrated Peer Review Part I, Part II, Part IV and Part V  … Continue Reading →

The Value of a Lesson Plan

By Christine Pudsey, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU (written as part of a Principles of Teaching and Learning Course) “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin During my first… Continue Reading →

Teaching Children in Poverty

By Derrien Neubauer, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU (written as part of a Principles of Teaching and Learning Course) Children come into public schools with extremely diverse abilities, skills and knowledge bases. Despite the… Continue Reading →

Teaching Kids, Not Curriculum

By Erin Woof, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU (written as part of a Principles of Teaching and Learning Course) As a student teacher, I want to get to know my class. I want to… Continue Reading →

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