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An 8-week teaching intensive program for graduate students, fellows, and research associates in the SickKids Research Institute.

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Schedule: Monday afternoons from 3 - 5 p.m., March 26 to April 30

Instructor: Karen Reid, Associate Professor (Teaching Stream), Computer Science - University of Toronto http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~reid/

Overview: The Art of Teaching program has been designed for senior PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and new faculty at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute who wish to improve their teaching practice, understand the ways that students learn, and develop/practice different teaching theories and styles. The Art of Teaching program is designed to be useful for participants with no, little, or some teaching experience. While the course is open to senior PhD candidates, new faculty, and postdoctoral fellows, the majority of places in the course are reserved for the latter, as students and faculty also have access to teaching development opportunities through the University of Toronto.

Course participants will experience and take part in a variety of teaching situations, from small group work to more formal lecture sessions. In addition to in-class experience in the Spring 2016 Art of Teaching session, a guest lecture in a course that aligns with each participant’s research expertise will be arranged for the summer and fall of 2016. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own teaching and learning experiences and also on the teaching and learning experiences had in the Art of Teaching classroom. Participants will be asked to engage in the course collaboratively, sharing successes and frustrations with in-class and on-line instruction. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Describe different ways that students learn;

• Demonstrate their knowledge of, understand, and use a variety of instructional strategies and methods;

• Be able to choose the most effective strategies and methods for different teaching situations (e.g., large or small classes; upper or lower year students);

• Describe and use a variety of feedback techniques;

• Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different assessment methods;

• Explain the fundamentals of designing a course and a syllabus.

At the completion of the course, participants will have created a teaching dossier which includes

• A statement of their teaching philosophy, with references to their teaching styles, teaching practices, and techniques learned in the course

• An original course outline and syllabus which clearly explains and justifies

• The goals and objectives of the course;

• How each session or course module advances the students’ learning;

• The use of the instructional techniques they have chosen;

• The methods of assessment used in the course.

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