Starting your Teaching & Learning Research Project (CTE7002)Export this event to calendar

Thursday, January 9, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Facilitator: Kyle Scholz (CTE) and Karen Pieters (Office of Research Ethics)

Location: MC 2036


What do you need to consider when designing a teaching and learning research project? Are you planning to use your students as study participants? Do you have an idea in mind and you want to apply for a Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Grant?

In this hands-on workshop, you will work through Huber & Hutchings' (2005) teaching and learning research cycle, starting with something that interests or intrigues you in your teaching, and moving towards a plan to collect, analyze, and disseminate your research. Representatives from the Centre for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Research Ethics will provide guidance and best practices for designing your project, as well as respond to your questions. You will also have opportunities to consult with the facilitators and other session participants about your project throughout the workshop. There will be an additional opportunity to learn from and consult with the Library in a follow-up workshop to come; information pertaining to this workshop will be shared.

Participants are asked to bring either an idea for a teaching and learning research project, or a topic in your teaching that you simply find interesting. This idea/topic will be worked with hands-on throughout 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.


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.


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MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
Room 2036
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1