Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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Discussion Based Tutorials for the Sciences & Engineering

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


Thursday, September 15, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor
In this training session, we will review strategies for leading effective discussion-based tutorials in both classroom and lab settings.  We will explore how to prepare yourself to lead an engaging discussion, how you can encourage students to come to tutorial prepared for meaningful discussion, and what to do when students do not arrive prepared. TAs will experience a selection of interactive activities that will highlight techniques for facilitating discussion once it’s underway and model strategies for helping students engage with course materials and core course concepts. We will also review how to provide students with formative feedback that helps them to build on skills and work towards improvement. You will also learn how to support your students in developing their interpersonal skills through discussion, both in-class and online.

Please note: This session cannot count towards the TF or AUTP certificate programs.


Blackburn Room