Teaching Assistants' Training Program

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

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Critical Reading in the Sciences

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Wednesday, April 6, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor – ELECTIVE

Darius Rackus, TATP Sciences Trainer
Nick Eaves, TATP Sciences Trainer

Science communication occurs largely through the written word (journals, reviews and book chapters), yet skill development toward effective critical reading is lacking in formal science education and is outside of the scope of learning in most science courses. Enhanced critical reading skills can improve the learning experience for both students and teachers in the sciences where technical reading imposes unique challenges in fields that rely heavily on written communication. In this 2-hour workshop we will explore, synthesize and implement critical reading strategies to integrate into your tutorials. We will examine the foundations of critical reading and apply techniques and strategies to implement tools that help improve your students’ critical reading skills. By the end of this workshop you should be able to identify a reading strategy to implement in different learning contexts/assignments/tasks in your courses and you will be able to apply or integrate the tools provided to your specific teaching settings.

*This session can count as Skills Based Tutorials: Critical Reading and Reflection



Blackburn Room


Darius Rackus
Nick Eaves