Educational Consultant: Robert Cassidy
Local: 1376 Office: 4B.3A-3
At Dawson College, instructional development aims to help teachers improve their professional practices by providing individualized consultation and guidance on a range of pedagogical issues and topics.
If you are unfamiliar with the term instructional development
, you may find yourself familiar with one of the following terms, used synonymously in the academic world:
- Educational Development
- Academic Development
- Faculty Development
- Organizational Development or
- Staff Development
These terms, and the OID team are unified in their shared commitment to provide pedagogical support to teachers.
Program Implementation and Other Services
To promote effective program implementation, a key commitment of the Office of Instructional Development (OID) is to provide information and support for the integration of competency-based approaches in the classroom.
Beyond this, you may also arrange individual (or group) consultations to help you to:
- Create course frameworks and revise course outlines,
- Develop day-to-day learning activities,
- Teach to different learning styles
- Review student motivational techniques, and
- Integrate basic technology into your classroom.
If you would like feedback on your teaching, you can arrange to have a silent observer attend (or videotape) your class, in order to analyze your classroom practices. A discussion of these practices could help you to identify strengths and weaknesses, and also prepare you for themes that may arise in the context of a teacher evaluation.
All of these services are tailored to your professional needs and interests. Get in Touch
While the OID is here to support you, we are also interested in learning from you. If you have pedagogical experiences or knowledge that you would like to share with us, to help your fellow teachers, then please let us know.
If you would like to arrange a meeting, or learn more about any of the services described above, please call Karina Leonard at 1409 or click here for a copy of the Referral Form. Upon completion of this form, please send it to email@example.com.