Faculty Focus

Here you will find opportunities to connect with the Saint Mary's community to foster excellence in university teaching. 

Working with you, the Educational Developers and Instructional Designers provide services to support communities of practice, individual consultations, learning and networking events, and teaching strategies and resources.

To speak with an Educational Developer or Instructional Designer, use the button below to request a consultation.

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Scholarship of
Teaching and Learning

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is an emerging movement of scholarly thought and action that draws on the reciprocal relationship between teaching and learning at the post-secondary level (Boyer, 1990). ... The overall intention of SoTL is thus to improve student learning and enhance educational quality


Contact Will Kay
(SoTL - university teaching)

email: william.kay@smu.ca

 

Contact Jonathan Shaw
(SoTL for intercultural university teaching)

email: jonathan.shaw@smu.ca

 

Contact Jennifer Tupper
(SoTL for digital education at the post-secondary level)

email: jennifer.tupper@smu.ca

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Pedagogy and Practice

As students are exposed to different instruments for learning, pedagogy and teaching practices adapt and change over time.  Keeping up with new ways to approach teaching to deepen student learning is often challenging.  We can assist you with building learning activities to suit your needs.

 


Contact Jennifer Tupper
(classroom and online university teaching)

email: jennifer.tupper@smu.ca

 

Contact Jonathan Shaw
(intercultural university teaching)

email: jonathan.shaw@smu.ca

 

Contact Will Kay
(career development and research projects)

email: william.kay@smu.ca

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Curriculum Design and Support

Curriculum design is a process to critically examine your intended goals of the course and the actual student learning achievements. This framework ensures there is alignment between planned, delivered, and experienced curriculum.

 




Contact Jennifer Tupper
(programs and courses using a variety of instructional practices with technologies)

email: jennifer.tupper@smu.ca

 

Contact Will Kay
(programs and courses teaching support and assessment)

email: william.kay@smu.ca


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