from my POD listserv:
Okanagan Campus, 8th Annual Learning Conference
Scholarly Approaches: Evidence-Informed Teaching and Learning
May 2 and 3, 2012, Kelowna, British Columbia
Call for Proposals
UBC’s Okanagan campus, 8th Annual Learning Conference theme “Scholarly Approaches: Evidence-Informed Teaching and Learning” invites educators to share their research and practice in sessions that will explore the connection between research and learning.
The conference will open with a keynote by Dr. Geoff Norman, Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Dimensions of Clinical Expertise, Assistant Dean of The Programme for Educational Research and Development at McMaster University.
The second day will open with a keynote address by Dr. Christopher Knapper, entitled “Teaching for Deeper and Lifelong Learning”. Dr. Knapper is founding president of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Professor Emeritus at Queens University.
Educators are invited to share their expertise and experience with the connection between research and learning. The conference intends to explore questions such as how can research inform my teaching and hence enhance the student learning experience; how do students learn best; what does the research say about approaches to teaching and learning that are most effective?
All interested individuals or groups are invited to submit proposals for 50 minute sessions. Each session is expected to have an interactive component. Formats may include discussions, roundtables, and presentations.
Faculty and registrants from external institutions is $100.
Register online at http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ctl/conference/register.
Deadline for submission of proposals: February 29, 2012.
Submit proposals online at: http://web.ubc.ca/okanagan/ctl/conference/proposals.html.
The 8th annual learning conference is in one of the world’s great wine regions, in the heart of Canada’s Okanagan Valley. A sparkling blue lake, sprawling vineyards and orchards, remarkable championship golf courses and wide open spaces give the region its warm, rural character. British Columbia’s world-renowned natural beauty provides stunning scenic vistas that wrap around the cosmopolitan city of Kelowna and the University of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan campus, where the conference is held. Abundant recreational, cultural and dining experiences combined with majestic mountains, refreshing waters and lush orchards have made the Okanagan Valley one of Canada’s most beloved vacation destinations. The Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival will occur immediately following the conference, May 4-11, 2012.