Teaching and Learning News
This blog provides news, information and stories for and about the teaching and learning community at Simon Fraser University. It is maintained by the Teaching and Learning Centre. Check it regularly to find out what’s happening inside and outside the classroom.
November 14, 2017
Mark Blair (associate professor, Psychology) has been teaching COGS 100, a cognitive sciences... read more
October 31, 2017
In a story for the Fall 2017 newsletter of the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and... read more
October 17, 2017
“It’s way less work.” That statement explains why mathematics lecturer Brenda Davison is... read more
Teaching practice and student experience
From Scantron to Remark Office OMR November 15, 2017
Everyone knows those “fill in the bubble” answer sheets often used for exams, evaluations and other...
Mastery grading: How one professor uses tests to help his students learn November 14, 2017
Mark Blair (associate professor, Psychology) has been teaching COGS 100, a cognitive sciences...
Resources, events and programs
Photo gallery: September means TA/TM Day September 19, 2017
Lead a session at the Spring 2018 TA/TM Day on January 5, 2018. Proposals are due by October 6. Get...
Beyond words: "Visual practice" can deepen classroom learning September 18, 2017
If the proliferation of infographics over the past decade is any indication, information consumers...
Awards, grants and achievements
Ripple effect: The 2016 SFU Excellence in Teaching Award recipients April 06, 2017
SFU’s Gallery of Teaching Excellence, which stretches back to 1982, has three new members: the...
How faculty members are using SFU grants to generate teaching knowledge and solutions January 12, 2017
SFU has three grant programs—the Integrated Learning Technology Development Program...
VPA and institutional initiatives
Crowdmark: A more efficient way to grade student assessments October 17, 2017
“It’s way less work.” That statement explains why mathematics lecturer Brenda Davison is...
The SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council outlines a path toward reconciliation May 15, 2017
On May 2, 2017, Chris Lewis and Kris Magnusson, co-chairs of SFU’s Aboriginal Reconciliation...