Teaching Assistants' Training Program

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

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Simple But Not Simplified: TAing for First and Second Year Classes

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Wednesday, March 14, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor – CORE

Abdullah Farooqi, TATP Humanities Trainer
Laurie Drake, TATP Humanities Trainer


TAing for first and second year classes can often feel overwhelming. There is usually a wide range of materials to cover, and at times it might seem that students lack the learning tools they need to grasp the new material. TA’s might also feel they lack the necessary teaching tools to help students through this. By combining course content with skills-based learning techniques, TAs can help their students tackle complex and confusing subject matter by making things simple and approachable. Through this TAs are not simplifying the content; instead, they are helping their students develop the learning skills they need to succeed. In this workshop, TAs will explore the value of teaching transferable skills through course content and also how to integrate skills-based learning activities into their classroom.


Blackburn Room