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Sixth Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning

Sixth Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning organized by the University of Calgary in Qatar Centre for Teaching and Learning and co-hosted by Weil Cornell Medicine Qatar. This interactive and engaging one-day symposium will explore how we engage students through experiential learning in post-secondary health science settings.

     Saturday, October 5th 2019
     7:30am – 2:00pm
     Rotana Hotel, City Centre, Doha

Fostering student engagement in the health sciences classroom through experiential learning is key to teaching and learning in the 21st century. Students are engaged in learning when they are able to make connections to real life, think critically, work collaboratively, and apply learning in diverse contexts. Experiential learning activities create opportunities for students to critically analyze, synthesize and reflect on their learning. Students who learn using this approach are seen to have the flexibility to adapt to a changing society where knowledge is ever evolving, with flexibility and critical-thinking skills being key to success after graduation.

Acknowledging this shift in our paradigm, we invite submissions of practice-based and research abstracts related to the theme - Engaging students through Experiential Learning. Abstracts are accepted under the following symposium streams:

  • Active Learning Strategies
  • Simulation
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum
  • Educational Technology
  • SoTL
  • Students as partners

The conference program will include a pre-conference workshop, an opening reception, keynote speaker, plenary speakers and concurrent presentations. Proceedings from the conference will be published.

Keynote Speaker

Jennifer Lock, PhD, is a Professor and the Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Her area of specialization is in online learning, ICT integration, change and innovation, and educational development in higher education. She has expanded her work to study learning through making and makerspaces.

Plenary Speaker

Details coming soon

Abstract Submission

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Abstract submission deadline – April 28th 2019

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed


Details coming soon

Please send any questions to the symposium co-chairs Dr. Frances Kalu (UCQ) & Dr. Mohamud Vergee (WCM-Q)

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