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Authentic Learning Experiences Background Consumer Psychology (PSYC 495) is a course that Dr. Melissa Boyce introduced to the University of Calgary a few years ago. It explores different aspects of consumerism and how buying and purchasing products (More)
Culture Shift in Assessment “It’s a really powerful assessment tool because they’re doing a lot of learning from the assessment.” - Dr. Kyla Flanagan Background How do you make second year university students excited about BioStatistics? T (More)
Connecting undergraduate students with community-based, professional learning Service-learning is being increasingly recognized as an effective pedagogical tool in teacher education. The opportunity to connect pre-service, undergraduate students wit (More)
The potential of ‘Let’s Play’ videos as sites of new literacies A hybrid of game play and video production, “Let’s Play” videos (LPs) are made by gamers using video and screenshots to document their play.  Posted on sites like YouTube (More)
Understanding the factors influencing student engagement as they transition between grades Students’ engagement in their learning has an important influence on academic achievement and school completion. For students at the onset of puberty, navig (More)
Improving student engagement through the arts and social enterprise Getting Students Engaged Ongoing concerns over student engagement has sparked an interest in alternative learning strategies in schools nationwide. Addressing student engagemen (More)
One of my strategic principles for SoTL highlights multiple levels of engagement. Of course, we encourage and support our colleagues who are practitioners or "producers" of SoTL, and we now recognize students as engaged in SoTL, not just as lear (More)