Welcome to the inaugural issue of Academic Matters, a vehicle for sharing information between teachers, between sectors and between teachers and the services that support them by offering different perspectives and reflections on what can be learned from what we do here at Dawson.
Examples of collaborative learning highlight not only collaboration between students, but also partnerships between faculty and staff at Dawson College.
Dawson’s librarians are adopting new approaches to help students engage more meaningfully with search tools and sources, while inviting faculty to collaborate more closely in the development of deeper learning opportunities.
A web-based platform that allows teachers to support peer instruction uses technology and tools to take the pulse of a student’s understanding while stimulating exchanges between students.
Redesigning a French course to take into account the diversity of students in the classroom and minimize potential learning barriers while still maintaining the same expectations of student achievement: this is the realm of inclusion.
Seeking variety beyond the literary essay to teach English writing and critical thinking skills by encouraging the use of more creative types of writing.
Dawson has 5 pre-university programs and 21 technical programs. The daytime enrolment for fall 2018 was 8279 students, of whom 61.4% were female. Dawson’s students come from over 130 countries of origin. The enrolment in Continuing Education for fall 2018 was 2694, of whom 47% were full-time.
Last Modified: February 11, 2019