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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — 9:15 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Location: DC 1302   Notes: registration is required.

You are welcome to arrive at 8:45 am for complimentary coffee and snacks.


The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Centre for Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE) invite you to attend a presentation by Dr. Kathy Takayama

Cultivating learning cultures: Reflective habits of mind and the value of uncertainty.

As we consider how we are preparing our students for careers that increasingly depend upon resilience, teamwork, and the integration of knowledge domains, how do we cultivate learning cultures that transcend the constraints of curricular structures and that value uncertainty as a crucial component of learning? 

This presentation explores how we might design high impact learning experiences to foster iterative reflection for deep understanding and experiential thinking. The social construction of knowledge and understanding is a critically important consideration as we explore the power of learning communities and the choices students make when experiencing new and unfamiliar situations.

This presentation builds on our Teaching and Learning Conference Theme, ‘Making Teaching and Learning Visible,’ and continues our discussions related to High Impact Practices.

There will be time for a question and answer period.  We hope you are able to join us.

Kathy TakayamaFacilitator: Dr. Kathy Takayama,

- Executive Director of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

- Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, & Biochemistry at Brown University

See the Centre for Teaching Excellence website for more information on High Impact Practices.


  1. D. Reichard & K. Takayama. Exploring student learning in unfamiliar territory: A humanist and a scientist compare notes, in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning In and Across the Disciplines, K. McKinney (ed.), Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
  2. D. Laurillard. Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology, New York: Routledge, 2012.


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DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
Room 1302
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1