Teaching Assistants' Training Program

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

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Discussion Based Tutorials for the Humanities & Social Sciences

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT


Wednesday, September 23, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Event Categories:


Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor

Mike Kasprzak, TATP Curriculum Developer
Sandy Carpenter, TATP Course Instructor Coordinator

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.


Mike Kasprzak
Sandy Carpenter


Blackburn Room