Tuesday, 10th – E1 (Synchronous on Zoom)
The explosion of knowledge, revolution in digital technologies, the pressure to develop high-performing educational systems to meet the demands of twenty-first century globalization, and the drive among excellence, equity, and social justice all combine to question our approach to teaching, learning, and assessment. However, a wealth of new ideas on teaching, learning, and assessment has emerged in the last few decades that offers us unique opportunities to present creative responses to issues in education. In this interdisciplinary doctoral seminar, you will critically examine the relationship among teaching, learning, and assessment. You will begin the course with the surfacing of your own beliefs – a practice consistent with contemporary beliefs about how learning occurs. With the focus on global perspectives and demands of the twenty-first century societies, you will then construct personal philosophies, raise questions about taken for granted practices in our education system and generate research questions. This seminar will therefore challenge and empower graduate students as they critique and explore historical, theoretical, and research-related issues associated with teaching, learning, and assessment.