Note: This workshop is primarily intended for TAs in arts, environment and applied health science who teach discussion-based tutorials/seminars.
Location: EV1 241
Facilitator: Luke Turcotte (CTE)
Discussion-based tutorials and seminars allow students to articulate their ideas, respond to their classmates' points, and develop skills in evaluating the evidence for their own and others' positions. Initiating and sustaining lively, productive discussions are among the most challenging activities for a teaching assistant (TA). In this workshop, you will participate in small group discussions on issues such as how to start and guide a discussion, how to deal with problem situations and prevent the discussion from deteriorating, and how to encourage student participation. Groups will share their responses so we can all benefit from each other's experiences.
- Registration is required. Difficulty registering? Read our registration help guide.
Participants will receive an attendance credit towards the Fundamentals program if they arrive on time and stay until the end of the event.
Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please notify us 24 hours in advance (at firstname.lastname@example.org ) so that we can give your spot to someone else.
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 (email@example.com) 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.