The Symposium on Intercultural Learning is co-hosted by BCCIE and Langara College. From beginners to seasoned practitioners, this symposium will offer new techniques and modules for practitioners from all sectors (K-12, Language and Post-secondary) to consider intercultural learning and understanding from various perspectives. The session topics will be relevant to all aspects of international education, […]
An interesting article from Faculty Focus on what students learn from class discussions. Read to the end for specific strategies to help students get the most out of class discussions. “Class Discussion” by Earlham College is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Despite numerous arguments favoring active learning, especially class discussion, instructors sometimes worry that discussion is […]
“Unambivalent responses to uncomplicated meanings: This is a Manichaean formula for polarization, and a blueprint for misunderstanding—both oneself, and others,” writes Lyell Asher in a call for the higher ed community to resist providing students with the moral simplicity that they “crave.” Asher outlines the many places that this simplification can be tempting—from the university boardroom […]
Two interesting articles came across our virtual desks recently. You might want to take a break from the end of semester flurry of activity to read one or both. Learn how teaching portfolios help professors share their classroom practices and how a syllabus can transform your students’ experiences.
The University of the Fraser Valley is running its highly acclaimed, three day workshop, Indigenizing the Curriculum, in January. Indigenizing the Curriculum is a fascinating opportunity that provides strategies and techniques which addresses the absence of Indigenous ways of knowing and history in the curriculum. For the most part, faculty members agree that being more […]
The Department of Psychology invites you to their Psychology Science Fair being held November 23 & 24, 2016 in A-Building Lobby. Posters will display psychology instructors’ and students’ research in a variety of topics in the field. Q&A sessions will provide an opportunity to the public to interact with the presenters and ask questions about […]
A recent series of articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education that “examines the challenges that students, academics, and colleges face in dealing with disability on campus”. These articles are for everyone who teaches or works with students at Langara, not just for Disability Services Offices or Facilities. The trends are also reflected in Langara’s […]