June 12, 2019

Photo gallery: SFU gathers at the 17th Symposium on Teaching and Learning

Suzanne Norman (lecturer, publishing) and Richard Lockhart (professor, statistics and actuarial science) played with new ideas—and Lego blocks—at SFU's 17th Symposium on Teaching and Learning.

On May 14, 15 and 16, 2019, faculty members and instructional staff from SFU and beyond flung open their (metaphorical) classroom doors to share stories of teaching and learning innovation at the 17th Symposium on Teaching and Learning. This year’s event, hosted at SFU’s Vancouver campus, focused on “Assessing and Celebrating Teaching and Student Learning” and attracted close to 200 registrants for a whirlwind of ideas, insights and, of course, fun. 

Check out our photo recap to see for yourself …

Ivona Mladenovic (senior lecturer, biological sciences) shared a table with keynote speaker David Boud, an international expert on assessment in higher education from Melbourne, Australia.

Nienke van Houten (senior lecturer, health sciences) participated in a well-attended world cafe on assessing and celebrating teaching.

Jennifer Spear (associate professor, history) presented an insightful summary of the discussion at the world cafe.

Leading a workshop on visual thinking was a team effort for these participants from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, including John Dill (professor emeritus), Halil Erhan (associate professor), Naghmi Shireen (graduate student) and Barbara Berry (educational consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre).

From big smiles to quiet contemplation: Tara Immell (lecturer, Beedie School of Business) …

… and Gaitri Yapa (limited-term lecturer, statistics and actuarial science).

SFU student development educator Helena Fehr traded ideas with other Symposium attendees.

Marnie Branfireun (lecturer, environmental science) spoke passionately about teaching.

Glen Brown (lecturer, criminology) appeared bemused—but not displeased—to find himself playing with Lego.

SFU health promotion specialist Yuna Chen (left), health sciences senior lecturer Mark Lechner (right) and an unidentified Symposium attendee (middle) contemplated the teaching opportunities that come with integrating open educational resources into courses.

University of the Fraser Valley instructor (and SFU alumnus) Hannah Celinski (left) drew up a plan for aligning program goals with learning assessment.