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CTE's main office will be closed on Thursday, April 26 for our annual Teaching and Learning Conference

The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to May 25, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Session Slides and Handouts

Session 102- WORKSHOP- Are you Curious about Which Professional Skills You Already Have Embedded into Your Courses?

Stephanie Verkoeyen, Environment
Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Drama & Speech Communication
Jill Tomasson Goodwin, Drama & Speech Communication
Katherine Lithgow, Centre for Teaching Excellence

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Session 104a- PRESENTATION - Building Curiosity: Ways to Get Introductory Biology Students to ask “What if?”, “How?”, and “Why”?

Sanja Hinic-Frlog, Biology, University of Toronto
Christoph Richter, Biology, University of Toronto
Fiona Rawle, Biology, University of Toronto
Steven Chatfield, Biology, University of Toronto

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Session 104b –  PRESENTATION - Promoting Curiosity in Students using a Design Theory Approach

Sarah McLean, Physiology & Pharmacology, Western University

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Session 202- WORKSHOP - Tackling sexism and gender bias in academic environments

Amanda Garcia, Systems Design Engineering
Lauren Hayward Sierens, Science

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Session 204b- PRESENTATION - Narrative Mathematics as a Tool for Cultivating Curiosity and a Sense of Purpose

Vicki Jingjing Zhang, Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto

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Session 206a – Open Access Labs: A method to opening student minds

Eugene Li, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering
Carol Hulls, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering

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Session 301 – PANEL DISCUSSION - Flipped classrooms: perspectives on fostering students' curiosity and interest in research

David Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Maud Gorbet, Systems Design Engineering
Jen Boger, Systems Design Engineering

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Session 304a –PRESENTATION - Promoting systems thinking and challenging students to tackle “wicked problems” through an interdisciplinary student case competition

Katelyn Godin, School of Public Health and Health Systems
Amanda Raffoul, School of Public Health and Health Systems

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Session 304b – PRESENTATION - Designing the Classroom with Ambiguity at Its Core

Sean Geobey, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development

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Session 305a – Simulated Environment, Real Curiosity

Dorothy Hadfield, English Language & Literature
Bruce Dadey, English Language & Literature

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Session 305b – PRESENTATION - Can treating students like experts, and giving them practice making holistic comparisons, improve their learning

Tonya Elliott, Centre for Extended Learning
Mary Power, Centre for Teaching Excellence

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Session Handout (PDF)

Session 306b - Inviting Students into the Conversation with Collaborative In-Class Debates

Ashley Waggoner Denton, Psychology, University of Toronto

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Session 403 - PANEL DISCUSSION - Joining the Conversation: Written Assignments Across the Curriculum

Sean Geobey, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development
Sara Humphreys, St. Jerome’s University
Jen Boger, Systems Design Engineering
Wade Wilson, Kinesiology
Stephanie White, Centre for Teaching Excellence

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Session 505 - Poster - Capturing Online Learner Experiences in Instructional Design

Pia Zeni, Centre for Extended Learning
Meagan Troop, Centre for Extended Learning
Darcy White, Psychology
Matt Justice, Centre for Extended Learning

Session Poster (External Website)

*These presentation materials have been made as accessible as possible by the authors; for further information please contact Crystal Tse. For more information on accessible presentations and documents, visit Waterloo’s Accessible Web Resources website,

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