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The Long and Winding Road: My path as an educator

Learning to teach is often a private process, that we pursue on a public stage. In contrast with the way we discover new knowledge in our laboratories or instruct fundamentals in our classrooms, teaching is most often learnt experientially with little to no scaffolding to guide our development.

In this talk, I will share some views and experience that reflect my path as an educator. I will set the stage in terms of our changing post-secondary landscape and how this is influencing approaches that I use when designing and refining courses, or integrating transdisciplinary competencies such as communication, teamwork, and professionalism. I will describe the roles of metacognition and knowledge integration in fostering lifelong and lifewide learning. I will introduce a student-centric vision for undergraduate educational experiences along with how we might assess it through data analytics. I will describe some lessons from our recent transition from in person to online instruction and back. Finally, I will introduce how many of these ideas have now come together through the creation of ISTEP.

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Prof. Greg Evans, P.Eng, FCEA, FAAAS, FCAAE, University of Toronto

November 24, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm