How We Teach and Learn
Explore passing the torch.
Knowledge shared is knowledge gained
Throughout history, our progress has depended on passing on knowledge, from basic survival skills to the narrowest focus of specialization. The more we learn, the richer we all are. How do we bring teachers and learners together in new and engaging ways?
The cutting edge of teaching and learning
When students can see how what they're learning is connected to the world around them, they understand more and perform even better. And the more they see their place in the world, the more they can influence it.
Creating learning experiences that engage
With technology in nearly every pocket, it's harder to keep students engaged in class. Our experts look for ways to teach digital natives with the tools they understand.
Practice makes perfect
Simulation in health care education
When it comes to making sure graduates know what they're doing, the stakes are higher than in health care than almost anywhere else. But how do doctors, nurses and veterinarians practice and gain skills unless someone gets sick or hurt?
Teaching divisive course material
The only way to make progress on uncomfortable issues is to talk about them openly – but how do we get students to feel comfortable examining their own beliefs and perceptions?
Innovative practices in the classroom
Education can be a powerful way to address social problems, engage communities and inspire social accountability in students – because there's so much more to education than learning facts.
Education for a changing world
Building curricula for purpose
Every profession evolves, whether it's nurses becoming community health managers, or architects designing buildings with machines, or lawyers using artificial intelligence. It's up to universities to see what's ahead and make sure students are prepared.
The cleanest room in Canada?
Dust spells doom in UCalgary’s Microsystems Hub, a high-tech machine shop for very, very small technology.
Creativity in the classroom helps students learn best
Conference hosted by Taylor Institute explores creativity in post-secondary learning and teaching