Teaching Assistants' Training Program

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

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Phases of Learning: The 5 E’s Model of Lesson Design

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Wednesday, November 30, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor – CORE

Robin Sutherland-Harris, TATP Humanities Coordinator
Darius Rackus, TATP Sciences Trainer

Lesson plan templates can be helpful, but can also feel restrictive. Winging it can be exhilarating, but can also backfire! Is it possible to strike a balance between an ordered approach to lesson planning and encouraging students to let their learning take the lead in your class? In this workshop, participants will explore the 5 E’s – Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate – as phases of learning that can help us both structure tutorials and guide students in learning new content. This model of lesson design is flexible, focused on student learning, and has proven especially useful in environments where students are exposed to raw data (e.g. many sciences as well as courses focused primarily on historical/literary/religious texts). Participants will experience each of the five phases as we explore the theory behind this model of instructional design, identify discipline-specific applications, and draft a plan for applying this approach in your own teaching context.


Blackburn Room


Robin Sutherland-Harris
Darius Rackus