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Read more about: Universal Design of Learning Workshop Feb. 20

Universal Design of Learning Workshop Feb. 20

February 18th, 2020

Engaging All Our Students: The Basics of Universal Design of Learning Today we live in a complex world, and we know that “one size fits all” does not apply to learning.  We hear about class ‘averages’ and ‘norms’ and use them to make assumptions about how to teach our courses. Dawson’s own Universal Design of…

Read more about: Today: Building Students’ Metacognitive Skills

Today: Building Students’ Metacognitive Skills

February 18th, 2020

Building Students’ Metacognitive Skills Much recent pedagogical literature increasingly stresses the merits of reflective writing on the richness of students’ learning experiences. In fact, “Learning to learn” sits at the very top of the Dawson College Graduate Profile, which states that “Students will become active and engaged participants in their own learning through the effective…

Read more about: Entry level AI reading recommendations

Entry level AI reading recommendations

February 11th, 2020

Interested in learning more about AI and considering implementing AI into your course curriculum?  Dawson AI’s Robert Stephens (Profile Coordinator of Arts & Culture; Faculty, Humanities and Philosophy) has some book recommendations to get you started. The Most Human Human, by Brian Christian (2012). Publisher Penguin Random House describes it as: “a provocative, exuberant, and profound…

Read more about: Joel Trudeau leads Maker Education workshop Feb. 21

Joel Trudeau leads Maker Education workshop Feb. 21

February 11th, 2020

Maker education is an innovative framework for developing 21st century competencies. A makerspace is a place for students to be active learners, to problem solve, exercise critical thinking and learn by constructively questioning ways of doing and by being exposed to innovative technologies and practices. The MakerSPACE project is part of an ECQ grant examining…

Read more about: Catherine Braithwaite leading workshop Feb. 5

Catherine Braithwaite leading workshop Feb. 5

February 4th, 2020

Catherine Braithwaite from Dawson’s History Department is leading a Classroom Management workshop. She will present several causes of student behavioural challenges and focus on ways to proactively manage them. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Identify some causes of student behavioural challenges and have a plan to proactive manage them. Apply…

We can all participate in decolonization

January 28th, 2020

Decolonization was the subject of two workshops at Ped Days Jan. 13-14. Everyone can participate in decolonization efforts, Catherine Richardson said at her workshop. To read more of what she shared and to get practical tips and resources on decolonization, click Read More to go to the news article.

Read more about: Resist Violence project newsletter

Resist Violence project newsletter

January 28th, 2020

The most recent Resist Violence project newsletter is available now! Don’t forget to subscribe! Through the Resist Violence project, Pat Romano (Humanities) and Kim Simard (Cinema-Communications) have developed a pedagogical approach that integrates critical thinking, media literacy and artistic expression. This pedagogy allows students to deepen their insights into the problem of violence, including how…

Upcoming Faculty Hub workshops

January 28th, 2020

The Faculty Hub has two great workshops planned for faculty professional development next month:

Read more about: What is MyAnalytics?

What is MyAnalytics?

January 28th, 2020

By Ray Bourgeois, Dean of Academic Initiatives and member of Dawson AI By now, most of us have received an unexpected email from “MyAnalytics,” which contains surprisingly detailed information about where we spend our time, the number of emails we write, and who we collaborate with.  Then, on the basis of Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics,…

Read more about: Faculty Hub website is live

Faculty Hub website is live

January 21st, 2020

The Faculty Hub is part of a plan to re-imagine faculty professional development at Dawson.  It unites Communities of Practice, the Office of Academic Development, Human Resources and Information Systems and Technology to promote evidence-based pedagogical practices that engage students and help to develop the Dawson Graduate Profile outcomes. “I would like to express my…

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