2nd Symposium for Effective Teaching and Learning in the Sciences

2nd Symposium for Effective Teaching and Learning in the Sciences

May 9th, 2018
8:30am - 4:30pm
Science Building West Atrium
About the Symposium

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Keynote Speaker

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Joe Kim

Joe Kim is an Associate Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University and is actively involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning. He co-ordinates the innovative McMaster Introductory Psychology (macintropsych.com) program which combines traditional lectures with interactive on-line resources and small group tutorials. The program has been prominently featured in Maclean’s, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and numerous education media outlets. He directs the Education & Cognition Lab which aims to understand how cognitive principles such as attention, memory and learning can be applied to develop evidence-based interventions in education and training. He also organizes the annual McMaster Symposium on Education & Cognition (edcog.ca) which brings together cognitive scientists, educators and policy makers to explore how cognitive science can be applied to educational policy and instructional design. Recent honours include: D2L Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2017), Residence Life Campus Partner of the Year (2012), Innovator of the Year Award (McMaster VPR, 2010), President’s Award for Excellence in Course and Resource Design (2010).

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How I applied cognitive science to make university education experience more accessible, personal, and durable

Cognitive scientists have been systematically studying processes such as attention, memory and learning in the lab for more than 150 years. This rich resource of knowledge has been only recently applied to developing evidence-based interventions in education. The promise of this research has been to promote learning that is durable – extending beyond short-term testing and into long-term retention of information. In this talk, I share some of the lessons learned as researchers begin to develop prescriptions for educators.

May 9th, 2018

8:00am to 8:30am - Check In - West Atrium
Morning Session - UA 1240
Time Event Presenter
8:30am - 8:40am Opening Remarks Dean of Science - Greg Crawford
8:40am - 9:00am Open Education Resources Rupinder Brar
9:00am - 9:20am Effective Assessment of Numeracy Sean Bohun
9:20am - 9:40am Writing in Biology Jason Chung
9:40am - 10:00am Rethinking the Role of Physics Labs at the First and Upper Year Levels Joe MacMillan and Valeri Kapoustine
Break - Coffee and Tea - West Atrium
Keynote Presentation - UA 1240
Time Event Presenter
10:15am - 11:45am How I Applied Cognitive Science to Make University Education Experience More Accessible, Personal, and Durable Joe Kim
Workshops I - 11:45am to 12:30pm
Room Event Presenter
UA 2140 Current Trends in Teaching Bill Hunter
UA 3240 Creating Fully Online Learning Communities Roland van Oostveen
Lunch - Round Table Discussions - UA 3130
Afternoon Session - UA 1240
Time Event Presenter
1:30pm - 1:50pm Improving Student Performance in the Class Without Lecturing Jean-Paul Desaulniers
Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Award Winner
1:50pm - 2:10pm Issues Affecting the Performance of Retention Students Azar Shakoori
2:10pm - 2:30pm What it Means to Teach Coding Faisal Qureshi
Workshops II - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Room Event Presenter
UA 1220 Technological Possibilities in the Education Space Ken Pu
UA 1240 Preparing Students for First Year University Ami Mamolo
Break - Coffee and Tea - West Atrium
Panel - Teaching Large Classes - UA 1240
Time Event Presenter
3:10pm - 4:00pm Results from the Science Working Group on Best Practices in Teaching Large Classes Ilona Kletskin, Rupinder Brar, Randy Fortier, Nelson Lafreniere, Joe MacMillan
Closing Remarks - UA 1240


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