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Brescia Faculty Institute

Our Faculty Institute Days offer professional development related to teaching and learning for all Brescia instructors, including contract faculty and instructional staff. 

The ALT Centre is pleased to announce registration is now open for the:

Summer 2023 Brescia Faculty Institute (BFI) - "Welcome to My Classroom" 

Thursday, August 24th (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) in AP 2003 

As the landscape of higher education continues to evolve, teaching and learning strategies must reach beyond a sole focus on content delivery and imparting knowledge, to cultivating lifelong learners and striving to meet the diverse needs of our students. By creating opportunities for reflection, self-assessment, and metacognition, students can deepen their understanding of their own learning processes and become more self-directed. Integrating learning skills directly into coursework can provide students with the tools they need to thrive and empower them with essential competencies such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication.  

In this half-day workshop, we will explore the benefits of dedicating time within the course curriculum to explicitly teach and discuss learning skills to ensure students understand their importance and relevance. Four Brescia faculty members will present unique ways they design assignments and activities to gradually build students' proficiency in learning skills, followed by discussion and exploration of how you too can explicitly implement this approach in your own classroom.  

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Register today to reserve your spot. Capacity is limited to 30 individuals.

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