2014 FoT Events

FoT Spots, 5-minute Talks By Innovative Teachers

May 1, 2014 | 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) 2-490

  • Suzanne Kresta, Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Glen Hvenegaard, Augustana, Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Jonathan White, Surgery
  • Anne Boerger, Campus Saint-Jean
  • Brian Maraj, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Robyn Fowler, English and Film Studies
  • Catherine Clune-Taylor, Philosophy
  • Charles Lucy, Chemistry

Spend a fun evening discovering innovative ways to reinvigorate your classroom. Eight award-winning instructors will have 5 minutes each to show you how they put the spark into their teaching.

livestream Watch the livestream here.​

 

FoT Augustana Panel Discussion | Sustainable Learning

March 10, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Augustana Campus Forum, Library 2-102

  • ​Roxanne Harde (associate professor English), Samantha Christensen, (Augustana alumna and MA candidate in English), and Andrea Dyk (Augustana alumna and MA candidate Native Studies), "Lifelong Learning, the Classroom, the Office, and the Nursery"
  • Glynnis Hood (associate professor Environmental Studies & Science), Samantha Matters (fourth year Environmental Science), "Sustainable (Academic) Development: the Environment and the Economics of Learning"  
  • Sean Moore (associate professor Psychology), Katelyn Stewart (fourth year Psychology), "Lifelong Learning Processes in a Psychology of Emotions Project"
  • Alexander Carpenter, (associate professor Music), Kelly Milne (fourth year Music), and Spencer Kryzanowski (fourth year Music), "Teaching and Learning Sustains:  Recognizing Riffs and Refrains" 

How can we teach to sustain life-long learning? How does continuing to be a learner sustain us as teachers? Come hear Augustana professors and students share their experiences of sustainable learning practices.

 

FoT AUGUSTANA - The Craft of Teaching Local Sustainability

February 6, 2014 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Augustana Campus Forum, Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room

  • Dr. Gary E. Machlis, Science Advisor to the Director, U.S. National Park Service, and Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University. 

Gary Machlis brings his lively and informative presentation to Augustana Campus where he illustrates how teaching sustainability is part of educating the 'whole person'. He reveals how university teaching is a craft; its skills and techniques can be shared, learned and honed. Combining years of teaching, experience in environmental research and policy-making, with contributions from the arts, social sciences, and biophysical sciences, Machlis' offers provocative insights into teaching sustainability in the early decades of the 21st century.

 

FoT - The Craft of Teaching Sustainability

February 5, 2014 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) 2-190

  • Dr. Gary E. Machlis, Science Advisor to the Director, U.S. National Park Service, and Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University. 

University teaching can be viewed as a craft, and the skills and techniques of teaching can be shared, learned and honed by practice. In this lively and informative presentation, Dr. Machlis describes and illustrates the craftsmanship that can be applied to the teaching of sustainability. Combining years of teaching, experience in environmental research and policymaking, and the contributions of the arts, social sciences, and biophysical sciences, the presentation is a provocative and insightful view of how to teach sustainability at universities in North America in the early decades of the 21st century. Everyone is welcome to attend.  

livestream Watch the livestream here.​

 

FoT - International Week Panel Discussion, Encouraging Systems Thinking: The Creative Use of Technology In and Beyond University of Alberta Classrooms 

January 29, 2014 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Telus Centre 236/238  

Alberta Einstein famously said "we cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them." How do we shift our thinking so that we can imagine solutions to the increasingly complex problems of the world? Could technology help us to cultivate a more systemic way of thinking? Come hear how University of Alberta professors are using technology to explore concepts of interdisciplinarity, complexity and interdependence with their students. Everyone is welcome to attend.  

livestream Watch the livestream here.