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Blog 178

Blog 178

A Model for Engaged Teaching at York

By Luca Montana, Brian Nairn, Natalie Neill, Carolyn Steele, and Lynda van Dreumel

Last year, the Associate Deans Teaching and Learning Council Sub-Committee on Research and Innovation in Teaching and Learning (yes, it's a mouthful) created a new document as a way to highlight and promote engaged teaching across the University.

In this video post, we discuss this model for engaged teaching at York through the lens of both faculty and student as they share their views on what this document means for them now and looking forward.

Please watch the video below and enjoy this final blog post of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Click here to access the document.

About the Authors

Luca Montana is a graduate student with the Faculty of Education at York Univeristy where he also completed his BA, BEd and MA—the latter as a Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS-M scholar. In being a member of the York community for nine years he has served in various roles including as a peer mentor and teaching assistant.

Brian Nairn (Ph.D.) is an Educational Developer with the Teaching Commons and contract faculty member with the Faculty of Health. He is the developer liaison for the Faculty of Science, and his portfolio includes experiential education, eLearning, curriculum support, and assessment.

Natalie Neill (Ph.D., English, York; M.A., Film Studies, Carleton) is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department of English where she specializes in undergraduate teaching and learning (especially the first-year experience) and nineteenth-century literature.

Carolyn Steele (Ph.D., Communication & Culture, York; M.A. English, York) is a contract faculty member in the Department of Humanities, where she focuses on digital culture, capstone pedagogy and experiential education in both course and community-focused contexts.

Lynda van Dreumel (ABD) is an Assistant Professor Teaching Stream and Undergraduate Program Director in the School of Health Policy and Management.  She currently teaches courses in the areas of healthcare leadership, health systems integration, and health care policy.  

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