PATH 2010 Poster Presentation

Teaching and Learning in the Earth and Ocean Sciences: Adding Geoscience Education to the Graduate Student Curriculum at UBC.

Taylor, R. L., Gilley, B. H. – National Association of Geoscience Teachers: Pacific Northwest Section Annual General Meeting, Oct 31-Nov 3, 2010; Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative End of Year Event, April 27, 2010

As mentioned here, I was accepted to two teaching and learning conferences that were to take place in June 2010. The second conference, Navigating Your PATH: Exploring and Supporting Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student Development, is a relatively new conference run by graduate students for graduate students, and I was particularly excited to connect with peers in the same academic stage as I. Unfortunately, this conference was postponed just one month prior to the event due to the logistics of the G8 Summit, and I was unable to attend the rescheduled dates. Despite this setback, Brett and/or I have been able to share our work on this poster at other events: Brett has taken the poster to the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, and I have been able to present the poster at the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative End of Year Event at The University of British Columbia. Engaging with those who support teaching and learning initiatives was an excellent experience; I was able to share the success of EOSC 516 and also celebrate the successes of other TA training programs on campus. In addition, I was able to learn about many initiatives undertaken by faculty in the effort to create learner-friendly courses. It was inspiring to see the University’s commitment to enhancing teaching and learning.

The poster can be found here.