Using Memory-work as a Teaching Method in Social Sciences and Humanities
Pooneh Torabian, PhD candidate, Recreation and Leisure Studies
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to the teaching method called memory work and to collectively discuss when and how this method can be used in higher education teaching. After a short discussion about the origin of this method, participants will have an opportunity to experience memory-work method in action by writing individual memories in response to a particular question and then collectively analyzing them. As a group, we will discuss how memory work as a method of teaching and learning allows for the re-embodiment of the experiences by collective reflection, sharing, analysis, and interpretation.
Challenging students to tackle the “wickedness” of today’s most pressing challenges through systems-thinking
Katelyn Godin, PhD candidate, School of Public Health & Health Systems This workshop focuses on the importance of systems-thinking for addressing complex social challenges of today. We will discuss the need for promoting systems-thinking among post-secondary students and identify explicit teaching strategies that instructors can adopt in numerous disciplines that reflect this approach. In particular, problem-based learning activities and efforts to promote interdisciplinary learning will be highlighted. The workshop describes the research evidence to support these teaching strategies, as well as some of the challenges inherent in incorporating systems-thinking in the classroom.
- Participants will receive an attendance credit if they arrive on time and stay until the end of the event.
- A maximum of one special topic workshops can be counted towards your Fundamentals certificate.
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