Centre for Teaching and Learning

Festival of Teaching

Festival of Teaching 2014|2015

The University of Alberta’s annual Festival of Teaching is a year-round celebration of excellence and innovation in teaching. Our goals are:

  • to open multiple avenues for the U of A community to engage in a broad exploration and discussion of teaching and pedagogical methods, and
  • to work in partnership with groups and units across campus to create and augment stimulating events with a pedagogical focus.

Excellence in teaching deserves to be celebrated; innovation in teaching needs to be shared. Taking time to focus on what happens every day across the academy, the Festival of Teaching celebrates the excellence and enthusiasm of our educators. The Festival of Teaching began as a small one-day event in 2009. It has since grown into a year-round celebration showcasing and celebrating teaching excellence and innovation.

The Festival of Teaching fosters the creation of enriched learning environments that successfully serve the needs of students, by helping them discover their passions and aptitudes, giving them necessary skills and knowledge, and inspiring them to engaged citizenship in local and global communities.

Upcoming Event:

FoT Spots, 5-minute Talks By Innovative Teachers

FoT Spots, 5-minute Talks By Innovative Teachers

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) L1-490

  • David Chorney, Secondary Education
  • Kevin Haggerty, Sociology
  • Christine Hughes, Pharmacy Faculty
  • Al Meldrum, Physics
  • Kristine Nutting, Drama, Augustana Campus
  • Toni Samek, School of Library & Info Studies
  • Marvin Washington, Alberta School of Business 

The 2015 edition of FOT Spots will feature Petcha Kucha inspired presentations from award winning U of A professors. Presenters, who will be in a race to beat their five minute time limit, will share the creative techniques that they use to fuel the academic passions of their students. Following these rapid fire presentations, the audience will get to mix, mingle, and share their own scholarly inspirations during the FoT Spots mixer. (Light snacks will be provided).

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