Faculty-submitted resources for your class

Discover helpful activities, teaching practices, and other methods shared by SFU faculty and instructional staff to bring conditions for well-being to life in your own learning environment.


Resources for "real life learning"

  • Celebratory Research Poster Sessions
    To create an opportunity for students to share their projects in a poster session designed to meet educational goals. It is also an opportunity for students to celebrate each other’s accomplishments in the class. The non-graded awards are designed to include students who may not think quantitative analysis is their strength, but nonetheless put creativity into the conceptual development of their projects and effort into their assignments.

  • City Studio
    Paola Ardiles supports civic engagement by having students work in collaboration with partner organizations like City Studio through service learning.

  • In The News Activity
    Use this activity to help relate your course content to real world and current issues in the news.

  • Informational Interview Assignment
    Try this informational interview assignment, created by Tara Immell, to help students build connections and navigate job uncertainty.

  • Media Labs and Embodied Humanities
    This resource offers suggestions on how to incorporate an Embodied Humanities approach to help ground students in the material world and make eighteenth-century literature that students read more engaging.

  • TLC: Experiential Learning Casebook
    The Teaching and Learning Centre has compiled stories told by faculty members and students at Simon Fraser University in the Experiential Learning Casebook, filled with examples of ways to foster real life learning.

  • Using Data to Answer Questions
    To enhance the connection between course material and real life, and students' sense of engagement with the learning process.