Nov
08

Date: Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

Time: 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Building: 305 Room: 444


Add to CalendarThe Authentic Professor: Toward Trust, Connection and Vulnerability in Teaching11/08/2017 03:00 PM11/08/2017 04:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverHow can faculty be authentic in their teaching? How can we find our unique style of engagement by separating ourselves, when necessary, from pedagogical, epistemological and cultural norms? When we bring our sense of self into our teaching and work toward becoming authentic, we are able to critically question what works for us, develop our own personal style, and ultimately communicate with students and others in a genuine way (Cranton & Carusetta, 2004). This sense of authenticity resonates with many students and can have a deep impact on their learning experience (Johnson and LaBelle, 2017). Please join us, as part of VIU World Days, as we convene a panel of faculty speakers to discuss their strategies and their stores of how they create connections and trust with students, and how they embody a sense of authenticity in their classrooms. Speakers will discuss themes related to relationships, trust, vulnerability, and authenticity—all the ways in which they cultivate genuine and meaningful experiences for themselves and their students. Q and A discussion to follow. Light refreshments served. Panelists: Pam Shaw: Director, Master of Community Planning Program Alanna Williams: Instructor, Media Studies Matt Finlayson: Instructor, English Language Centre Audience | VIU Faculty Members, staff and students Date | Wednesday, November 8, 3:00 - 4:00 pm Location | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305; Room 444 Questions | Kathleen.bortolin@viu.ca or Mackenzie.sillem@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning Building: 305 Room: 444 false

How can faculty be authentic in their teaching? How can we find our unique style of engagement by separating ourselves, when necessary, from pedagogical, epistemological and cultural norms? When we bring our sense of self into our teaching and work toward becoming authentic, we are able to critically question what works for us, develop our own personal style, and ultimately communicate with students and others in a genuine way (Cranton & Carusetta, 2004). This sense of authenticity resonates with many students and can have a deep impact on their learning experience (Johnson and LaBelle, 2017).

Please join us, as part of VIU World Days, as we convene a panel of faculty speakers to discuss their strategies and their stores of how they create connections and trust with students, and how they embody a sense of authenticity in their classrooms. Speakers will discuss themes related to relationships, trust, vulnerability, and authenticity—all the ways in which they cultivate genuine and meaningful experiences for themselves and their students. Q and A discussion to follow.

Light refreshments served.

Panelists:
Pam Shaw: Director, Master of Community Planning Program
Alanna Williams: Instructor, Media Studies
Matt Finlayson: Instructor, English Language Centre

Audience | VIU Faculty Members, staff and students
Date | Wednesday, November 8, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Location | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305; Room 444
Questions | Kathleen.bortolin@viu.ca or Mackenzie.sillem@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning


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