Attendees will learn how to implement cutting-edge assessments, techniques, and tools that enhance the learning experience in post-secondary education. Five dynamic speakers from the Haskayne School of Business, Department of Psychology, and the Schulich School of Engineering will speak to their experiences and provide “how to” instructional tips for implementation. Each presenter will include a short interactive exercise to allow participants to experience the approach highlight- ed. The first presenter will discuss the concept of reflective memos and how they can be used to identify course learning outcomes, and how to map these outcomes onto teaching and learning activities and to classroom assessments. The second presenter will focus on an introductory exercise to improve critical thinking skills as taught to first year engineer-
ing students. Participants will experience a critical thinking mini workshop using a case study and applying ‘engineering reasoning’. The third presenter will discuss how his evidence-based teamwork assessments that support teamwork learning and development are available for instructors free of charge on itpteammetrics.com. The fourth presenter will describe how entrepreneurship and innovation can be cultivated through design workshops, consultancy with practicing experts, and his new “build, measure, learn” entrepreneurial process. The fifth presenter will report on the use of simulations and self-assessments in the classroom that relate to course material. He will review a computerized simulation of climbing Mount Everest developed by Harvard Publishing which is useful for teaching leadership, motivation, ethics, and team dynamics.
Thomas O’Neill, Robert Brennan, Marjan Eggermont, Houston Peschl, Justin Weinhardt University of Calgary