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In a Room or on Zoom: How to Balance Participatory Learning with Didactic Lecturing

January 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


This event is part of the CTLT TA Institute, taking place from January 17–21. To view all events, visit https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/ta-institute/january-2022-ta-institute/

Student engagement in an online classroom has been reported to be challenging for both the students and the instructors. However, given that some forms of online learning have shown to be effective, it looks like they are here to stay. So how do we design our teaching to maximize student engagement and balance the participatory elements of a lesson with the traditional style of lecturing? In this workshop, participants will be able to identify the engagement practices they have implemented or observed over the past months of online teaching and learning. Participants will also have the chance to compare and contrast the active learning offered by those engaging elements with the traditional didactic style of teaching. Lastly, they will get the opportunity to practice designing and modifying their own active learning strategies in the context of both online and in-person classrooms.

– Tala Maragha, PhD Student, Department of Oral Health Sciences
– Julie McNutt, PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry

If you wish to complete this workshop as part of either of the themes below, you must complete the pre-session online module by January 17, 2021 by 9 AM and the post-session online module by January 24, 2022 at noon to receive the letter of completion. If you have any questions about the pre or post work please reach out to CTLT.TAInstitute@ubc.ca. Click HERE to access all pre- and post-session modules for each theme. This session falls into the following themes:
– Face-to-Face, Online, and Hybrid Teaching Transferable skills
– Teaching Fundamentals

TA Institute
This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5  themes and if you complete 4 workshops in a theme, and do the related pre- & post-session online modules, you are eligible for a letter of completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher

This event will be hosted online on Zoom.