Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) Teaching Resources
Welcome to the FHS Teaching Resources Wiki!
This wiki is for all instructors, staff and administration involved in teaching and educational programming in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU. The categories compiled thus far reflect topics of interest among faculty and in particular relate to questions that instructors have asked or continue to ask with regards to teaching in FHS. We begin with "hot topics" followed by an alphabetical list of topics.
How to get involved...
This is a resource for all so If you have a good resource you'd like to share, feel free to add it by using the edit function.
- 1 Hot Topics!
- 2 Accreditation
- 3 Assessing Student Learning
- 4 Attributes for Undergraduates
- 5 Course Evaluation
- 6 Course Planning
- 7 Curriculum Planning
- 8 Higher Education Frameworks
- 9 Instructional Techniques
- 10 Learning in Higher Education
- 11 Pedagogical Approaches in FHS
- 12 Program Planning
- 13 Reflecting on Teaching
- 14 Teaching Scholarship
- 15 Writing - Intensive Teaching and Learning
shared by Ralph
Assessing Student Learning
- assessment and evaluation in higher education (a journal)
- project-based learning assessment in science
- small group work assessment; assessing group work
- "teaching teaching and understanding understanding" Youtube video
- quizzes, tests and exams
- writing exam questions
Attributes for Undergraduates
- undergraduate attributes - integrative biology - U. of Guelph, Ontario
- undergraduate attributes in science - Australia
- formative evaluation
- summative evaluation
These templates can be used to help you design or re-design your course.
- assessment template for designing with student assessment in mind.
- course map template
- design template for planning your course.
- unit template for detailed planning.
- lab template for guiding student learning in a lab setting.
- TA development (University of Western Ontario)
- constructive alignment(Biggs)
- curriculum mapping (University of Hawaii)
- learning outcomes, assessment and curriculum mapping
- undergraduate degree level expectations - Canada
Higher Education Frameworks
- active learning techniques
- cognitive load and lecturing
- designing courses for significant learning (Dee Fink)
- Facilitating group discussions
- "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" (Chickering and Gamson)
- writing learning outcomes
Learning in Higher Education
- cognitive and situated learning perspectives
- deep and surface learning
- learning as participation
- learning communities
- situated cognition
Pedagogical Approaches in FHS
- discussion-based teaching (Centre for Research on Teaching, U Michigan)
- case-based reasoning
- critical thinking
- lab-based learning (from the University of Western Ontario TA Handbook)
- service learning
- practica-based learning
- "Closing the Loop" - using assessment data to inform program/course design/redesign
- program outcomes
Reflecting on Teaching
- being a good TA (University of Western Ontario online TA Handbook)
- reflective practice - Donald Schon
Listservs and Online Magazines
- Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning (check out the archives, there are lots of great articles)
- POD (Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education)
- STLHE (Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)
- the teaching professor
Writing - Intensive Teaching and Learning
Resources compiled by Linda Apps are found in the Sakai site. Please log in to access the information and files that Linda has prepared.
Where to go for help?
If you are a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences and would like consultation on course planning or teaching, please feel free to contact:
- Barbara Berry, Education Consultant, for TLC with the Faculty of Health Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org, 778.782.7447
- Teaching and Learning Centre, SFU
- WebCT at SFU