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In a Perfect World: Embracing Feedback in Academic Settings

Date & Time:
February 20, 2019 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location:
Taylor Institute 160
Speaker:
Pat Hirst, Canadian writer, author, teacher and film maker

Feedback to higher education instructors can be a valuable process to enhance teaching development. Yet, this process can evoke negative feelings, shake confidence, cause stress, and create fear. In a ‘Perfect World’ feedback would be embraced with the intent of development and instructors would ‘fear less.' Led by Pat Hirst, Canadian writer, author, teacher and film maker, she will address how identifying the fear of feedback can be shifted to a culture of ‘fear less’ and focus on the intended value and benefits of formative feedback.

Guest Speaker: Pat Hirst

Pat’s experience as a mediator and coach provides participants with a rich experience and insight into difficult, yet normal processes. Her engaging and pragmatic perspective on giving and receiving feedback will benefit the academic community.

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Following the keynote, participants are invited to register for either the morning or the afternoon workshop: 

WORKSHOP (AM) - In a Perfect World: Giving and Receiving Feedback for Teaching Development

WORKSHOP (PM) - In a Perfect World: Giving and Receiving Feedback for Teaching Development

 

This initiative is funded by the Campus Mental Health Strategy grants program and supported by the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.

As part of this event we are conducting a research study.Your consent and participation is completely voluntary and you can participate in the event without participating in the study. If you have any questions about the research study, please contact Dr. Cheryl Jeffs, cljeffs@ucalgary.ca