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Conference Proceedings

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Time Day 1 Program
08:00-09:00 Registration / Breakfast
MacEwan Hall A
09:00-09:30 Opening Remarks
MacEwan Hall A
09:30-10:45 Keynote Speaker: Gary Poole, UBC
Collaborating with our Students in Learning: Sharing the Responsibility for Learning by Supporting Self-Direction
MacEwan Hall A
10:45-11:00 Break
Rooms Ariel Cassio A Cassio B Escalus
11:00-11:50 Using Peer Mentors to nurture collaborative relationships in a large undergraduate Science Course

Kyla Flanagan, L. Stowe, J.Einarson, M. Zdravkovic (University of Calgary)

The Giant Puzzle: Indigenous Research Ethics and Protocol

Line Laplante, (University of Calgary)

Moving Forward with Collaborative "Backward Instructional Design"

Sarah Eaton, Barb Brown, Michele Jacobsen, Sylvie Roy (University of Calgary)

Teaching with Digital Tables

John Brosz, Dylan Tetrault (University of Calgary)

11:50-12:50 Lunch
MacEwan Hall A
13:00-13:50 Collaborative Learning in Problem Solving

Shelly Wismath, Doug Orr (University of Lethbridge)

The Strength of the Team: Collaborating during Simulation

Shannon Parker, Syndey Redpath (University of Calgary)

Team Goals: Learning versus Grades

Nathaly Verwaal (University of Calgary)

Collaborative Teaching: A First Year Experience Class in a Liberal Education Context

Jan Newberry, Brad Reamsbottom, Tyler Heaton (University of Lethbridge)

14:00-14:50 Interactive Problem Solving in Mathematics

Jesse Tweedle (University of Calgary)

The Academic Support Peer Program: How Developmental Advising Creates Mutually Beneficial Mentorship

Julie Stewart, Carina Huggins, Roxanne Ross (University of Calgary)

Learning to Dance Well Together: Shared/Team Teaching in Higher Education

Jennifer Lock, Tracey Clancy, Kim Lenters, Catherine Burwell, Rita Lisella (University of Calgary)

Learner Communities: Organizing Library Collections for Discovery and Collaboration

Jerremie Clyde, John Wright (University of Calgary), Kristan McInnis, Jim Gray (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology)

15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:05 Cohort Faculty Development and Deep and Surface Learning Approaches

Patti Dyjur (University of Calgary)

Collaborating with Student Peer Leaders: Fostering Self-Directed Learning

Barb Bloemhof (McMaster University)

Enhancing Student Learning through the Eyes of Teaching Award Winners

Loretta Teng, Mila Gabruck, Mark Petovello, Reed Ferber (University of Calgary)

Inquiry-Based Learning Faculty: Faculty-Libraries and Cultural Resources Collaboration

Nadine Hoffman, Jonnette Watson Hamilton, Regina Landwehr (University of Calgary)

16:15-17:30 Poster Presentation / Reception
MacEwan Hall A
Time Day 2 Program
08:15-09:00 Breakfast
MacEwan Hall A
09:00-10:15 Keynote
Collaborating for Learning: A Student Perspective
Alyssa Ficaccio, Fartoon Siad, Fatemeh Ramazani, Nirab Pant, Stephenie Healey, moderated by Susan Barker, Vice-Provost (Student Experience)
MacEwan Hall A
10:15-10:30 Break
Rooms Ariel Cassio A Cassio B Escalus
10:30-11:20 The Use of Story as a Point of Collaboration Between Instructors and Students

Sherryl Melnyk (University of Calgary)

Faculty Pedagogical Collaborations Toward Global Citizenship

Cindy Hanson (University of Regina)

Collaboration in the Classroom: The Supplemental Learning Approach

Tommaso D'Ovidio (University of British Columbia, Okanagan)

Integration of Biochemistry, Genetics and Information Literacy in High Enrollment Second-Year Undergraduate Courses

Isabelle Barrette-Ng, Don MacMillan, Dave Hansen (University of Calgary)

11:30-12:20 Collaborating for Teaching Enhancement: Evaluating Professional Development Programs for Teaching Assistants and Internationally Educated Academics

Loretta Teng, Lark Lindholm, Rosalie Pedersen (University of Calgary)

Veggie Burgers with Bacon

Stasha Huntingford (University of Calgary)

Collaborating as an E-Learning Team

Jennifer Lock, Patti Dyjur, (University of Calgary) Doug MacLachian, Norm Vaughan (Mount Royal University)

Remembering the Student: Alternate Learning Support Networks for Graduate Students

Brenda McDermott (University of Calgary)

12:30-13:20 Lunch
MacEwan Hall A
13:30-14:20 Playing with History: International Multi-Discplinary Collaboration and Scholarly Game Design

Jerremie Clyde, Matthew Bucholtz, Jonathan Fennell, Glenn Wilkinson (University of Calgary), Karl Royle (Kings College), Chris Thomas (University of Calgary, Qatar), Alan Valley (College of the North Atlantic)

Teaching the Competency of Collaboration

Ellen Perrault (University of Calgary)

Research on Peer Mentoring within Arts & Professional Courses at the University of Calgary

Tania Smith (University of Calgary)

Making Together Apart: A Model of Distributed Collaborative Art Education

Jennifer Eiserman, (University of Calgary) Janet Blatter (Independent Research Consultant), Juan Carlos Castro (Concordia University)

14:30-15:20 Collaborating to Create Collaborations that Generate Critical Thinking

Julie Lefebvre, Belinda Heyne, Vivian Mozol (University of Calgary)

Community of Inquiry in an Online Course

D'Arcy Norman (University of Calgary)

Class representatives: collaborating with students to improve teaching and learning in a large first-year course

Heather Addy, Fatemeh Ramazani, Brock Chappell (University of Calgary)

15:30-16:00 Closing Plenary
Reflections on our Collaboration
MacEwan Hall A
Poster Presentations
Collaborative Learning in Simulation
Lorelli Nowell (University of Calgary)
A Proposed Course Design: To Facilitate Interprofessional Collaborative Practice through Interprofessional Education
Ruth Swart (University of Calgary)
LIVEbrary: A collaboration between library and career centre
Claudette Cloutier, Justine Wheeler (University of Calgary)
Design for collaboration
Susan Beatty (University of Calgary)
Collaboration in Cyberspace
Peggy Jubien (University of Alberta)
Counselling Meets Advising: Master of Counselling Practicums at U of C's Student Success Centre
Paul Papin (University of Calgary)
Profiles of help-seeking during a collaborative STEM activity: Building a tower
Bonnie Shapiro (University of Calgary)
Development of a collaborative situated learning model for teaching medical/surgical nursing students in Qatar
Jason Hickey, Zohra Hasnani, Ken Ryba (University of Calgary Qatar)
Collaborative Learning Using Standardized Patient Scenarios for Mental Health Assessment
Jan Marie Graham, Lisa Moralejo (University of Calgary Qatar)
Keeping It Real: Collaborative Learning of Mathematics Situated in Nursing Clinical Practice
Ahmad Kareem (University of Calgary Qatar)
#ATweetSizedReflection Retweeted by Nurse
Shannon Blanke, Marie-Claude Toriida, Bonnie Fournier, Sharon Ronaldson (University of Calgary Qatar)
Collaboration through Currere
Kimberley Grant, Susan Beierling, Eelco Buitenhuis, Aubrey Hanson (University of Calgary)
Integrating Resources and Research: Faculty-Information Professional Collaboration for a Better Student Research Experience
Jennifer Lee, Nadine Hoffman, Regina Landwehr, Renee Reaume, Rosvita Vaska (University of Calgary)
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS): a model program for student-staff-faculty collaborative learning
Mark Keller (University of Calgary)
The Wolb-Pack: Methods of Diverse Group Collaboration
The Wolb-Pack (University of Calgary)

Conference Program - PDF Version >>

In learning and in life, collaboration is often central to achieving the results we seek. When we reflect on our most satisfying and successful learning experiences, they frequently involve collaborations among and between students, professors, or people who support our learning or who have provided us with opportunities to learn by working on projects with them. The 2013 University of Calgary Teaching & Learning Centre conference, Collaborating for Learning, will focus on the many ways faculty, students and disciplines collaborate to produce the meaningful learning we strive to foster in our students.

The “collaborations” can take many forms. Plank (2011) speaks of how team teaching can create a learning environment where it is safe for students to confront intimidating subjects or challenging topics. She sees it as a way to move “beyond the familiar and predictable and create an environment of uncertainty, dialogue and discovery. And that is what learning is all about.” More broadly, Handelsman and colleagues (2007) observe that “biological educators … place high value on the collaborative nature of active learning strategies because they believe it plays a significant role in fostering the “spirit of science” among the students.” Perhaps at the heart of understanding why collaboration can have such a strong impact on learning across disciplines lies in a fundamental shift in helping students develop not only as critical consumers of knowledge, but also in becoming producers of knowledge though authentic inquiry and problem solving (Healy & Jenkins, 2009). In this more complex learning task, diverse forms of collaboration enrich the deep learning experiences that prepare students to participate fully in work and in life.

Collaborating for Learning will focus on the many ways faculty, students and disciplines collaborate to produce the meaningful learning we strive to foster in our students. The conference will live up to its name, and provide opportunity for learning together in ways that allow us to enhance our practice, grow our research on how students learn, and build our community. It is a collaborative event where faculty, graduate students, post doctoral students, librarians, student services professionals and students are invited to discuss their insights, experiences and related research. Some of the themes for consideration include collaboration inside the classroom, outside the classroom, collaboration among the disciplines and collaboration in inquiry.

Introducing the Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gary Poole, our keynote speaker, is the Associate Director of the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Senior Scholar in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Poole will discuss Collaborating with our Students in Learning: Sharing the Responsibility for Learning by Supporting Self-Direction.


Feel free to contact us through the conference email address cflearn@ucalgary.ca.