Unit outline

  • Pedagogical Values Series - Hosted by CTET

    RRu students

    Traditional Welcome

    The CTET Pedagogical Values Series reflects CTET’s commitment to addressing values-based components that are relevant to teaching at RRU, and represents a continuation of past offerings with this focus, such as the Living Our Model Series. Specifically relevant to teaching and learning at RRU are the pedagogical values that form the foundation of the RRU Learning, Teaching, and Research Model (LTRM), namely: applied and authentic, caring and community-based, and transformational.  

    • Micro-Session 1

      Theme: “Co-creation: Students as partners”

      Learning, Teaching, Research Model (LTRM) Arc: Caring and Community-Based

      Facilitators: Dr. Jean Slick and Dr. Sophia Palahicky

      Participants: 36 (16 face to face and 20 online)

      Date: January 30, 2019

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      Description:

      The Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) is pleased to present the first values based micro-session that will focus on the arc of Caring and Community-Based of the LTRM. The theme for the session is “Co-creation: Students as partners” and the facilitators are Dr. Jean Slick and Dr. Sophia Palahicky. This theatre style, one hour session will include sharing, large group discussions, and reflective activities.

      Pedagogical values refer to the worldviews, beliefs, perspectives, and biases about teaching and learning that underpin our specific educational practices (Palahicky et al., 2017). In other words, they are the belief systems that inform the decisions that we make at the micro and macro level of our teaching, from how we design learning experiences to how we interact and engage with learners. Some examples of pedagogical values include diversity, social justice, and community.

      • Micro-Session 2

        Theme: “Appreciative Feedback to Support Learning"

        Learning, Teaching, Research Model (LTRM) Arc: Applied & Authentic

        Facilitators: Ken Jeffery (SET) & Lauren Halcomb-Smith (CTET)

        Participants: 39 (15 face to face and 24 online)

        Date: January 30, 2020

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        Description:

        The second values based micro-session that focused on the arc of Applied and Authentic of the LTRM. The theme for the session was “Appreciative Feedback to Support Learning”, facilitated by Ken Jeffery (SET) and Lauren Halcomb-Smith (CTET). In the session, Ken Jeffery shared his reflections on his teaching career and the values that have informed his teaching practice, with a particular emphasis on a pedagogy of care. Ken shared the model of appreciative feedback, an approach to providing feedback that emphasizes actionable changes that a student can make whilst attending to the emotional aspect of learning. Two methods for practicing appreciation were shared: audio feedback and narrated video feedback. A rich discussion with session participants followed. 


      • Micro-Session 3

      • Micro-Session 4

      • Micro-Session 5

      • Micro-Session 6

        Theme: “Impactful & Reflective Learning"

        Learning, Teaching, Research Model (LTRM) Arc: Transformational

        Facilitators: Geo Takach (SCC) & Sophia Palahicky (CTET)

        Participants: 17 (online)

        Date: Jan 28, 2021

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        Description
        :

        The sixth values-based micro-session focused on the Transformational arc of the LTRM. The theme for the session was “Impactful & Reflective Learning”. In the session, Dr. Geo Takach, faculty in the School of Communication & Culture (SCC), shared his strategies for active learning through arts-based methods of inquiry. A discussion and Q&A session followed the formal presentation.


      • Micro-Session 7

        Theme: “Openly Practiced"

        Learning, Teaching, Research Model (LTRM) Arc: Applied and Authentic

        Facilitators: Elizabeth Childs (SET) & Sophia Palahicky (CTET)

        Participants: 34 (online)

        Date: Apr 13, 2021

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        Description: The seventh values-based micro-session focused on the Applied and Authentic arc of the LTRM.  Elizabeth explored the concept of “openly practiced”, showcased strategies for using open educational practices, and discussed considerations and impacts of taking up openly practiced in RRU learning, teaching, and research.


      • Micro-Session 8

        Theme: “Taking the LTRM Seriously"

        Learning, Teaching, Research Model (LTRM) Arc: Applied and Authentic, Caring and Community Based, and Transformational (ACT)

        Facilitator: Sophia Palahicky (CTET)

        Participants: 15 (online)

        Date: September 28, 2021

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        DescriptionThe Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) hosted the eighth values based micro-session that focused on the Learning, Teaching, and Research Model (LTRM). The theme for the session was “Taking the LTRM seriously” facilitated by Dr. Sophia Palahicky. In the session, participants were invited to share, join group discussions, and participate in reflective activities. The session inspired ongoing dialogue and creativity about how to infuse components of the LTRM into teaching and learning spaces. Some of these components include: support, flexibility, co-creative, team based, socially innovative, inclusive and diverse, and impactful.


      • Micro-Session 9

        Theme: “I ask in duck language”: The transformational value in the RRU LTRM

        Learning, Teaching, Research Model (LTRM) Arc: Applied and Authentic, Caring and Community Based, and Transformational (ACT)

        Facilitator: Dr. Athena Madan (SHS)

        Participants: 18 (online)

        Date: January 27, 2022

        Description: The Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) hosted the ninth values-based micro-session that focused on the Learning, Teaching, and Research Model (LTRM). The theme for the session was “I ask in duck language”: The transformational value in the RRU LTRM facilitated by Dr. Athena Madan. In the session, Athena shared how her own experiences as a individual and scholar have informed and transformed her understanding of pedagogy and creating space for safe and transformational learning. Following Athena's sharing, participants engaged in a rich and reflective discussion on challenging worldviews, shifting power, healing, and creating space for learners who may bring trauma to their learning.

      • Micro-Session 10

        ThemeTaking the LTRM into the Field – transforming experiences through off-campus activities

        Learning, Teaching, Research Model (LTRM) Arc: Applied and Authentic, Caring and Community Based, and Transformational (ACT)

        Facilitator: Dr. Eugene Thomlinson

        Participants: 18 (online)

        Date: April 12, 2022

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        Description: The Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) hosted the tenth values-based micro-session that focused on the Learning, Teaching, and Research Model (LTRM). The theme for the session was Taking the LTRM into the Field – transforming experiences through off-campus activities, facilitated by Dr. Eugene Thomlinson. In the session, Eugene shared about the transformational opportunities possible from connecting students to the community through coursework and specifically COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) experiences.  Reflecting on his recent trip to Mexico where the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management is working with a partner university in Guadalajara, he discussed how students are connecting their program outcomes with real community impacts, resulting in applied and authentic learning.