Course Description


This program focuses 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 and Postdoctoral Scholars Certificate in University Teaching and Learning program.

Participants who register for the badge will automatically be enrolled to the 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
  • Design and develop a research-informed lesson plan and learning-centred activity for implementation into the classroom environment.


Modules are delivered in an online, asynchronous, self-directed format and ONE online, synchronous session will be required. You will have five (5) weeks to complete the course including the Capstone Project.

Synchronous Session Dates

Course participants will be required to sign up for and participate in ONE of these online, synchronous sessions:

Tues. January 17, 2023, 10:00-11:15 am

Thurs. January 19, 2023, 1:00-2:15 pm

Fri. January 20, 2023, 9:00-10:15 am

Please note: Registration will close within 1 week of the course start date. Participants will be contacted with relevant course information via email – as well as enrolled on D2L – once the course begins.


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