Review for FLC – Teacher as a Researcher
On February 1, 2019, Capilano University’s First Teacher as Researcher Faculty Learning Community got off to a great start with eight faculty from a variety of disciplines coming together to learn about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the process of conducting research based on an inquiry into our teaching practice and student learning.
We met every second Friday and covered the steps in the research process, learned about the Research Approval Process at the university, shared teaching and learning activities, and developed a warm, supportive, and respectful community of practice. Over food, many smiles, and much laughter, we forged our understanding of the research process and what opportunities lie ahead for us to engage in developing a teaching and learning inquiry. Participants in this first Teacher as Researcher FLC are keen to continue the FLC in the next academic year, which is a testament to its importance in developing community and support among faculty on this timely topic.
“Are you interested in and excited about engaging in developing a research inquiry based on your students’ learning or your teaching?
Perhaps you developed a particular assignment or project or tried a new teaching approach that you would be interested in investigating. Together we will learn about the role of teacher as researcher, explore key articles on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and support each other as we move forward to develop a teaching and learning inquiry based on our teaching practices.
The FLC will be stimulating, collaborative, and fun! Meet colleagues from a variety of disciplines who share your interest in this topic! You will be guaranteed a positive learning environment, the opportunity to meet and learn from colleagues, and, not to be overlooked, some very good food!
The FLC will meet generally every second Friday for the first term and possibly every third Friday for the Spring semester.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.