CUT Understanding the Learner (CTE4068)Export this event to calendar

Friday, January 10, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Location: MC 2036

Facilitator: Kristin Brown (CTE)


As instructors, we often consider what constitutes effective teaching. But in this workshop, we’ll return to the perspective of learners. We’ll ask: What constitutes effective learning? How does learning occur? What impacts the learning process? In response to these questions, we’ll reflect on our current conceptions of learning and gain insights from current research on student learning and its practical implications for teaching. Through activities, we’ll develop vocabulary for describing learning in different disciplines and discuss research-based teaching strategies that promote effective learning.

Pre-workshop activity

Please complete the required pre-workshop activity detailed in Waterloo LEARN at least 24 hours in advance of the workshop.


  • Registration is required. CTE has a new registration system called GoSignMeUp. Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you’ve created an account, you can register for this workshop.

  • Registration is limited to CUT participants enrolled in GS901.
  • A response paper is required following the workshop.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email ( or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.

MC - Math and Computer
Room 2036
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1