The Centre for Teaching and Learning invites faculty, staff, sessional instructors, students and the community to the 4th annual Summer Series on Teaching and Learning: Developing independent and autonomous learners.
Developing learners who are able to think and work independentlyand autonomously is an overarching goal of post-secondary education, and is implicit in both the undergraduate and graduate degree level expectations for the University of Windsor. Learning environments that support and develop these skills in students can be highly rewarding and engaging for both the student and the instructor. Strategies that promote independent and autonomous learning can also lead to more efficient teaching for instructors, with learners who are able to problem-solve for themselves, spend more time on their own learning, and have the ability to learn with less direct instruction from the teacher. This series will explore some of the myriad of approaches that can be applied to enhance these skills in your students. Workshops will explore sub-themes of accessible classrooms and universal instructional design, learning and teaching technologies, and assessment practices.