Proposal Title

Becoming critically reflective teachers

Presentation Type

Regular Presentation

Location

OM 3612

Start Date

18-2-2020 1:25 PM

End Date

18-2-2020 2:05 PM

Proposal Abstract

In this presentation, we share about our work in progress of a teaching triangle initiative supported by CELT. Teaching Triangles seen as a strategy to improve teaching and learning is currently gaining traction. Three faculty members from social work, nursing and respiratory therapy came together and formed a teaching triangle during the fall semester of 2019. They visited each other’s classes and observed the teaching styles, classroom management and other teaching dynamics not with evaluative lens but a safe, respectful and supportive lens. It is not teaching the teachers but learning form the peer teachers and apply if applicable some of these tools and insights in their own learning and teaching. Four themes were used to implement this exercise: 1. Reciprocity and Shared Responsibility (reflected on what can the participating teachers learn from each other teaching styles) 2. Appreciation. 3. Self-Referential Reflection (would I be able to manage that big class?) 4. Mutual Respect (we are all teacher by passion). At the end of the semester, we are planning to meet for a reflection session over lunch in a safe place to share our observations in a supportive environment for personal and professional growth in teaching. We continue to reflect on the possible application of experiential learning theory in our peer learning observation, class room visitation, reflection action plan on our teaching triangle. Two clear outcomes might emerge of our initiative: Increased understanding of and appreciation for the work of colleagues from other disciplines, formulating individual plans for enhancing one’s own teaching based on the observations and the shared reflections.

Statement

our presentation will fall in to this year sub theme on : Connection, Engagement, and Exploration. We believe that teaching is both a personal and public affair. Inviting colleagues into our classrooms to watch us in action can be an intimidating but rewarding prospect. Through Teaching Triangles we have explored and reflected on our teaching strengths from each other visits to our classroom observational visits.

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Feb 18th, 1:25 PM Feb 18th, 2:05 PM

Becoming critically reflective teachers

OM 3612

In this presentation, we share about our work in progress of a teaching triangle initiative supported by CELT. Teaching Triangles seen as a strategy to improve teaching and learning is currently gaining traction. Three faculty members from social work, nursing and respiratory therapy came together and formed a teaching triangle during the fall semester of 2019. They visited each other’s classes and observed the teaching styles, classroom management and other teaching dynamics not with evaluative lens but a safe, respectful and supportive lens. It is not teaching the teachers but learning form the peer teachers and apply if applicable some of these tools and insights in their own learning and teaching. Four themes were used to implement this exercise: 1. Reciprocity and Shared Responsibility (reflected on what can the participating teachers learn from each other teaching styles) 2. Appreciation. 3. Self-Referential Reflection (would I be able to manage that big class?) 4. Mutual Respect (we are all teacher by passion). At the end of the semester, we are planning to meet for a reflection session over lunch in a safe place to share our observations in a supportive environment for personal and professional growth in teaching. We continue to reflect on the possible application of experiential learning theory in our peer learning observation, class room visitation, reflection action plan on our teaching triangle. Two clear outcomes might emerge of our initiative: Increased understanding of and appreciation for the work of colleagues from other disciplines, formulating individual plans for enhancing one’s own teaching based on the observations and the shared reflections.