STLHE Event: Inquiry into Student Learning

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The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STHLE) conference explores the key role educators play in fostering learning experiences that support and sustain the development of lifelong learners and leaders in our society.  SFU and UBC are hosting this year’s STLHE 2015 Conference on June 16 - 19, 2015 at Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore hotel.  This year’s conference theme, “Achieving Harmony: Tuning into Practice”, investigates the diversity of issues converging in higher education while acknowledging that the dissonance educators encounter in their work provides opportunities to create transformative learning experiences for both educators and students. This conference is targeted at educators, educational developers and educational leaders from across Canada and provides an opportunity to share experiences and engage in scholarly inquiry into student learning.

Keynote speakers include Dr. L. Dee Fink, a nationally and internationally-recognized consultant on college teaching and faculty development, who will explore “5 High Impact Teaching Practices”, and Dr. Marsha Lovett, whose research focuses on learning, memory, and problem solving, who will be discussing  “Applying Principles of Learning to Teaching – With or Without Technology”.

STLHE and Brightspace (formerly Desire-to-Learn) are inviting submissions from instructors for a Conference Registration award which recognizes innovative approaches that promote student-centred teaching and learning at the post-secondary level.  The award is open to instructors who are currently teaching at a post-secondary institution, regardless of discipline, level, or term of appointment. Candidates need not be members of STLHE to apply. 

Award winners (up to five per year) receive the following:

1)      $1,200 for registration and travel to attend Brightspace's FUSION Conference

2)      $1,000 for registration and travel to attend STLHE’s Annual Conference in Vancouver

3)      Two year membership in STLHE

Consider submitting a proposal for this award to pay for your conference registration!  Submission deadline is March 1, 2015.  For detailed information about the application process, including the application dossiers, examples of innovation in teaching and learning and the selection process, please visit the STLHE website.

Photo Credit: Tim Shields