MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
SEE YOU MAY 17 &18!
Simon Fraser University
The Learning and Instructional Development Centre
invites you to make plans to attend the
8th Annual Symposium on Innovative Teaching
Dialogue in Teaching and Learning:
An Educational Framework for Linking Coursework and Community
May 17-18, 2006
Simon Fraser University (Burnaby)
This symposium will explore the challenges and rewards associated
with dialogue-based learning as an innovative practice in pedagogy.
• Principles and Practices of Dialogue Education
• Building Learning Communities: Redefining the Roles of Instructors, TAs, and Students
• Dialogue, Citizenship, and Leadership
• Course Design to Incorporate Dialogue: Lessons and Examples from Faculty, TAs, and Students
• Evaluating the Effectiveness of Dialogue
• Other topics related to enhancing teaching and learning at SFU
KEYNOTE SPEAKER/WORKSHOP FACILITATOR
• Jane Vella, Global Learning Partners, Raleigh, North Carolina www.globalearning.com/janevella.htm
• Opening Keynote (May 17, 2006) - Dialogue Education: What are the Basics?
• 1/2 Day Workshop (May 18, 2006) - Protocols of Dialogue Education
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Faculty and sessional/lab instructors
• Teaching assistants and tutor markers
• Graduate and undergraduate students
• Instructional and curriculum developers
• University and college staff and administrators
• There is no charge for SFU (internal) participants, however, advance registration is recommended before Wednesday, May 10, 2006.
Christine Kurbis, Symposium Program Coordinator
SFU Learning & Instructional Development Centre
EDB7560, 8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
More about Jane Vella, Symposium Keynote Speaker/Workshop Facilitator
Jane Vella, the founder of Global Learning Partners, gained her insights on adult education from the thousands of participants she met over her 40 years of teaching in Africa, Asia and North America. Jane's academic research into the work of theorists like Paulo Freire, Malcolm Knowles, Kurt Lewin, and Benjamin Bloom confirmed what she saw in the communities where she had worked: that adults learn best through a "dialogue" that takes place in an atmosphere of mutual respect and safety, and with learning designs that are grounded in the reality of their lives.
Jane's insights are detailed in her books, all of which are published by Jossey-Bass (San Francisco).
Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults (Revised Edition 2002).
Taking Learning to Task: Creating Strategies for Teaching Adults. (2000)
How Do They Know They Know: Evaluating Adult Learning, (1998)
Training Through Dialogue. Promoting Effective Learning and Change with Adults. (1995)
Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults. (First Edition, 1994)
Her teaching and work have inspired a generation of educators, community developers, and health workers. Some of their experiences with dialogue education are now outlined in Jane's latest book Dialogue Education at Work: Case Studies (October 2003).