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Multiple Formats for Learning Communities Team Teaching

May 19th, 2022

Interested in more details on models for team-teaching?   Browse our guide to multiple formats.  

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Call for New Learning Communities Project Development – Winter 2022

October 5th, 2021

Faculty interested in integrative learning and collaborative curriculum development are invited to submit a proposal to participate in the Winter 2022 phase of Dawson’s Learning Communities project. Proposals will be welcomed from sectors where LCs have already been implemented (Science, Social Science and Certificates/General Education), and equally from other programs and profiles (Pre-U and Careers) interested…

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LCs W21 Final Update – June 2021

October 5th, 2021

June 2021 saw five teams wrapping up new LC course development.  As was the case last year, Winter 2021 presented challenges in workflow and communication related to the ongoing circumstance of the pandemic.  Yet each project team successfully completed the three-phase course development process, and the final meeting on June 8 highlighted the introduction of…

LC Project Development – Winter 2020

March 26th, 2020

Watch for updates here by June on the following curriculum development projects: A DIS-themed French and Phys Ed intensive pairing, designed by Lysane Audy (French) and Cindy Starzenski (PE), to take place in the Atikamekw community of Manawan. A Neuroscience Research 365 Complementary, designed and co-taught by Helene Nadeau (Physics) and Sylvia Cox (Pyschology) A DIS-…

Scaling Up Learning Communities 2020-2022

September 5th, 2019

Over the Winter 2019 semester, the LC Task Force and its three Working Groups (in Science, Social Science and Certificates) were busy with consultations and brainstorming sessions leading to the development of four planning frameworks that will guide new developments in the Learning Communities project through 2022.   The process drew on more than 60 teachers…

Resist Violence Learning Community – Exhibition – Tuesday May 1

April 30th, 2018

Support the students in Pat Romano and Kim Simard’s Humanities & Cin-Com learning community as they mount their annual exhibition of student work.

Winter 2018 Learning Community Course Development

March 5th, 2018

Ten teachers working in five teams are working on eight new Learning Community courses this winter.  Under development are three new course pairings, and two new General Education courses with integrated co-curricular activities.  Read below for an introduction to each team and their work. _________________ First Choice Science Physics: Mechanics & Calculus I – Chris…

Peace 365 & SPACE: Make Things that Matter – Linking Curricular and Extra-curricular Learning

March 4th, 2018

Two new Complementary Contemporary Issues courses running this winter feature direct ties between classroom learning activities and well-known Dawson extra-curricular initiatives. ————————— Peace 365, designed by Ivan Freud, puts students to work examining the relationship to self, others and nature through the lens of peace studies, and also participating in new Peace Certificate and Peace…

Integrative Learning in “The American Banjo Project” at MassArt

March 3rd, 2018

In November, I had the opportunity to visit the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, and drop in on an innovative paired course undertaking.  “The American Banjo Project” links an art history course with a course in studio technologies, and provides a great example of the potential of interdisciplinary and integrative learning.  The…

Integrative Learning in Progress: Fall 2017 Learning Community Courses

November 9th, 2017

Again this fall, the Learning Communities project is creating unique opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and integrative learning.  Of the twelve paired courses underway, the first three pairs below are running for the first time, after being developed in the second phase of the project in W17, while the remaining three pairs are repeat offerings of…

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