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Flexible Approaches to Using Online Case Data When Coupled with Textbook Based Case Studies in Medical Sciences Teaching and Learning

David Hall
Case studies are commonly used to anchor important theoretical concepts with carefully guided use of practical experience. This session explored approaches and methodologies for effective and creative use of coupling online case study resources with text book case studies in order to enhance learning. An illustrative example referred to use of a textbook of case studies in One Health (i.e., the factors and health outcomes related to the interaction of animals, humans, and their environment)...

Critical Assessment: A Student-Centered Approach to Assessment

Manisha Kaur Chase
The proposed session sought to engage participants in a discussion about building assessment practices with students, as opposed to for students. Critical pedagogy may provide one way to redefine this previously uni-directional practice (Keesing-Styles, 2003). This approach concentrates student experience at the center of assessment, causing a power shift in status quo assessment dynamics. Engaging students can reveal that assessments do not indicate the conclusion of learning, in turn helping students perceive learning as a...

Using Active Learning Activities to Enhance Student Engagement in a Business English Program

Laura Taylor
Active learning activities are becoming more prominent in the university setting, specifically in North America. However, in some departments, large class sizes make application and engagement with these types of activities particularly challenging. In response to this challenge, departments may look to supplemental programming for students, which can both aid in the comprehension of lecture material and offer tailored support focusing on subject-specific skill development. This paper reflects on an English language professional skills development...

University of the 3rd Age (U3A): Coming to Calgary

Sandra Hirst, Carole-Lynne LeNavenec & Robert Stebbins
The purpose of this descriptive case study is to promote understanding of the University of the Third Age (U3A) as an approach to facilitating lifelong learning opportunities for and with older adults. This case study is specific to the development of a University of the Third Age in Calgary (U3A Calgary). The benefits of lifelong learning for older adults and communities are described. The benefits are followed by the articulation of the work done by...

Integrating Design Thinking in Teacher Education to Foster Creativity

Olive Chapman, Jessica Pia, Kelly Craigue, Janeska Leiva-Sandino, Scott Godin & Michael Hilton
This paper discusses how design thinking was used in a one-semester education course at the University of Calgary with secondary school prospective teachers of different disciplinary backgrounds and high school subject specializations. It presents some key characteristics of design thinking and their relationship to creativity and students’ learning. It shares ways in which a sample of the student teachers engaged in design thinking, which stimulated their creativity and resulted in new thinking that included the...

AJER Issue 68.1 Front Matter

AJER Editor
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 68 No. 1 (2022): Spring

AJER Issue 68.1 Table of Contents

AJER Editor
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 68 No. 1 (2022): Spring

When Truths Collide: Christian Privilege Undermines Freedom of Identity in Canadian Public Schools

Tanya Surette
The conflict between freedom of religion and freedom of identity and expression in schools remains a controversial topic internationally. As primarily socializing agents, schools reproduce the cultural norms of the communities within which they are embedded. When schools are situated in environments with high levels of religiosity that are non-affirming to gender and sexually diverse youth, the impact is felt within the lived curriculum of individual students. Using narrative inquiry, this study explored this impact...

Gadamerian Hermeneutics with Intersectionality as an Analytical Lens

Roya Haghiri-Vijeh &
For decades, hermeneutics has been used as a qualitative research approach to enhance understanding of the experiences of individuals within a particular context. However, after reviewing the literature, it became evident that only a few published articles use intersectionality as an analytical lens along with Gadamerian hermeneutics. This article draws on examples from a 2021 study that explored experiences of LGBTQI+ migrants with healthcare providers. Utilizing the philosophical underpinnings of Gadamerian hermeneutics and the theoretical...

Co-Teaching as Mentors: Maximizing Instructor and Librarian Collaboration for Teaching Information Literacy Skills

Rose Bene & James Murphy
This article describes a co-teaching collaboration between an instructor and an academic librarian, working together to deliver an innovative, inquiry-based course offered to first- and second-year university students. The authors describe the context for this relationship and the methods that were used to ensure that this collaboration intentionally and purposefully met the course objectives and students’ needs. The interaction between the instructor and librarian could best be described as a co-teaching mentorship in which both...

Making Teaching Communal: Peer Mentoring through Teaching Squares

Rachel Friedman, Angela George, Miao Li & Devika Vijayan
Teaching can often seem like an independent endeavor, and seeking out ways to engage in dialogue and exchanges surrounding teaching can be beneficial. Opportunities to observe peers’ teaching and discuss teaching practices, challenges, and experiences with peers can lead to an increased sense of community, a fruitful exchange of ideas, and ultimately more thoughtful and effective teaching (Hendry and Oliver, 2012; Lemus-Martinez et al., 2021). One venue for such engagement is the teaching square, an...

Professor Emeritus : A “Neglected” Mentor on University Campuses

Sandra Hirst & Carole-Lynne LeNavenec
Professor Emeritus is an honourary title recognising distinguished academic service. It is conferred to selected faculty members of a university upon their retirement. This exploration of the role of professor emeritus on campuses aims to stimulate debate about how universities could use their knowledge and skills as mentors for students, faculty, and campus wide initiatives.

Integrating Mentorship in Workplace-Integrated Learning Curriculum

Sonja Lynne Johnston & Megan Glancey
Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Vol. 5 (2022): Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching

Expanding the Exploration of Experiential Learning

Cheryl Jeffs & Brit Paris
Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Vol. 4 (2020)

Implementation of Practice-Based Research in Social Work Education

Nina Frampton, Angelique Jenney & Jessica Shaw
Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Vol. 4 (2020)

Social Entrepreneurship Education within Post-Secondary Institutions

Sandra Hirst, Rebecca Stares & Carole-Lynne LeNavenec
Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Vol. 4 (2020)

Getting Radical: Using Design thinking to Tackle Collaboration Issues

Rose Bene & Elizabeth McNeilly
Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Vol. 4 (2020)

Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Vol. 4 (2020)

Expanding the Exploration of Experiential Learning...i-vi The Name of the Game: Utilizing Experiential Learning in the Classroom to Engage, Empower and Reflect on Student Learning and Assessment ...17-24 Experiential Learning and Archaeology: Reconciliation through Excavation...58-67 Exploring the Role of Viewing Technologies in the Chemistry Classroom...68-75 Implementation of Practice-Based Research in Social Work Education...96-100 Experiential Learning through Community-based Experiences: A Graduate Student Perspective ...9-16 Learning from the H.I.P.: Engagement through Reacting to the Past...25-31 Social Entrepreneurship...

Leadership, SoTL, and Mentorship in a Teaching Scholars Community of Practice

Cari Din, Hawazen Alharbi, Martin Maclinnis, Andrew Mardjetko, Beth Archer-Kuhn, &
The Teaching Scholars Program and Community of Practice (TSCoP) develops educational leadership and research through enabling reflective conversations, purposeful listening, inclusive standards, and bold thinking about Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Teaching Scholars lead innovative practice in their own faculty given their shared commitment to improving teaching and learning in diverse post-secondary contexts through practice focused research. In this paper, we describe how the TSCoP is both formal in structure and design, and informal...

Exploring the Transition of Health Workers from Students to Professionals

Sandra Hirst, Rebecca Stares & Mohamed El-Hussein
Numerous studies have documented the transition difficulties that health care students experience when they move into paid professional practice. Addressed in this paper are three questions that challenge post-secondary educators. (1) What might a successful transition look like for a “new” health care professional? (2) What individual actions could we, as educators, initiate to promote successful transitions for our students? Should we accept mentoring as an effective strategy to support students’ transition, and if so...

Learn by Doing: An Academic Integrity Policy Revision

Josh Seeland & Caitlin Munn
After several years of developing a culture of academic integrity at Assiniboine Community College, over twenty stakeholders from five college campuses and a dozen different service areas and academic programs formed the Academic Integrity Advisory Committee (AIAC) in late 2019. In the midst of a push through emergency remote learning, and towards blended learning ahead, they undertook a multi-stage plan: to develop, implement, and evaluate a revised academic integrity policy. Using research and evidence from...

Systematic Collaboration to Promote Academic Integrity During Emergency Crisis

Salim Razi, Shiva Sivasubramaniam, Sarah Elaine Eaton, Olha Bryukhovetska, Irene Glendinning, Zeenath Reza Khan, Sonja Bjelobaba, Özgür Çelik & Ece Zehir Topkaya
Increasing emphasis on proactive approaches to academic integrity in institutional strategies and policies can be seen as a response to both the challenges of on-line learning and a search for more effective educational models in promoting fundamental values of academic integrity for higher education institutions globally. Thus, towards the end of 2020 the European Network for Academic Integrity established the “Academic Integrity Policies Working Group”. The working group aims to collect examples of effective policies...

Navigating the Sea of Online Proctoring

Susan Ng
Education nurtures competency and critical thinking in students, which in turn, lead to the betterment of society. Academic integrity is instrumental in upholding the goal of education. With the rapid pivot to remote teaching and assessment, the incorporation of online proctoring to ensure academic integrity became a necessity. Recognizing some of the causes of academic dishonesty could be magnified with this mode of delivery, the implementation of a student-centred approach to enhance academic honesty with...

Issues and Problems in Educational Surveillance and Proctoring Technologies

Ceceilia Parnther & Sarah Elaine Eaton
Introduction. The increase of online course offerings due to COVID 19 has substantially increased eproctoring technology used to streamline classroom management and assessment. Faculty and students are increasingly concerned about the requirements of these systems. This presentation will: • Explore the experiences of eproctoring internalized by college. • Categorize this population's experiences and concerns in the context of eproctoring and surveillance. To do so, the following research questions are considered: • How is eproctoring described...

Ethics, EdTech, and the Rise of Contract Cheating

Brenna Clarke Gray
This talk traces the connections between the unethical use of algorithms, inattention to issues of equity and access, and failures of data privacy to the rise of contract cheating. The reported experiences of instructors and students tell us that contract cheating firms mine student data and exploit existing relationships between students and their educational technologies in order to find new clients and to extort the ones they already have. These companies use algorithmic searches of...

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