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How to teach graduate students

Date & Time:
September 29, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
TI 250 (Studio F)
Open to all instructors and professors across the Faculty of Arts.

You are invited to become part of a new “Community of Practice”* on how to teach graduate students

Join us at our inaugural gathering. Lunch will be provided.

Register now

Following our initial lunch, we will meet once a month. This event is sponsored by the Taylor Institute.
*A Community of Practice is “a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” (Wenger-Traynor).


There is an inordinate amount of research and discussion about undergraduate pedagogy, but a real dearth when it comes to talking about how we teach graduate students and how they learn. This group aims to address this gap: this term, we’ll explore two or three questions concerning graduate pedagogy through readings and discussions and explore other possible ways of building know-how about this subject.

At this first session, we’ll discuss a short reading on the state of the research on graduate pedagogy and generate questions to guide our meetings for the rest of the term.

Potential benefits of joining:

  • Share and learn classroom strategies to experiment with in your grad classes
  • Develop or contribute to research questions to guide future projects concerning graduate teaching and learning
  • Join a community of people interested in a similar topic
  • And last but not least, enjoy delicious lunches and snacks

Please feel free to come to the first session even if you don’t know whether you can continue—or come to a later meeting if you can’t make this one. You’re also welcome to drop in throughout the term without attending regularly.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or are interested but can’t make the first meeting.

Faye Halpern
Associate Professor, English
fhalpern@ucalgary.ca