12.00 Hours Required


This cohort-based program will focus on pedagogical theories and practices in postsecondary teaching and learning. You will critically explore what researchers currently know about how learning actually happens and navigate scholarship on how to implement formative and summative assessment. Participants will reflect upon and design a lesson plan for your own teaching context that enhances learning, and develop a learning-centred activity for practical classroom application.

This badge is part of the Graduate Student Certificate in University Teaching and Learning program.

Effective September 1, 2020: If you are/were a University of Calgary graduate student and you have earned any four out of five badges, you will be eligible to apply for a Graduate Student Certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • Engage in critical reflection surrounding current practices, theories and research in postsecondary education.
  • Explore ways to incorporate formative and summative assessments to enhance student learning and ways to incorporate this practice to enhance student learning
  • Design and develop a research-informed lesson plan and learning-centred activity for implementation into the classroom environment.

Required Courses

One course including the capstone project

Registration Instructions

  1. Register and complete the designated modules
  2. Complete the Capstone Project


Modules are delivered in an online, asynchronous, self-directed format. You have 4 weeks to complete the course including the Capstone Project.

Additional Details


Enrol in Theories and Practices Badge for Graduate Students
Use this application to enrol in the certificate at any time to track your progress.


Minimum Required

12 Hour(s)

Maximum Allowed

12 Hour(s)

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