12.00 Hours Required


1 Course (Cohort – 3 Modules and 2 Capstone Projects)

This cohort-based series for Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students 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 Postdoctoral Scholar Certificate in University Teaching and Learning program.

Effective September 1, 2020: If you are/were a University of Calgary postdoctoral scholar and you have earned any four out of five badges, you will be eligible to apply for a Postdoctoral Scholar 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 Hours

6 hours – 3 Modules

6 hours – Two-part Capstone Project: Lesson plan and Learning-centred activity

Enrollment Instructions

  1. Register and complete 3 of the designated modules
  2. Once you have registered, you will be added to the D2L course
  3. Complete the two-part Capstone Project:
    • Design a lesson Plan
    • Develop a learning-centred activity for classroom use


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 Issues in Postsecondary Teaching and Learning for Postdoctoral Scholars
Use this application to enrol in the certificate at any time to track your progress. You do not need to enrol in the certificate to take individual courses.


Minimum Required

12 Hour(s)

Maximum Allowed

10 Hour(s)

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