Managing Your Program
Designing Your Course
BC K-12 Curriculum Changes
The school curriculum is changing for students in BC. In the future, when they arrive to study with us, they will have different expectations of what it is to study and learn.
At VIU, we believe that, through our graduate attributes we can help students to become valued contributors in their chosen communities, no matter their backgrounds, starting points, how long they are with us, or when they leave.
How Learning Works
Metacognition is the regulatory system people use to understand and control own cognitive (brain) performance.
Developing Learning Outcomes
If you don't know where you want your students to go, how will you know when they get there?
Building Useful Rubrics
Rubrics are a popular tool for outlining criteria and for assessing and evaluating student achievement
Making the Most of First Day of Class
The first class, the first time you see the students, or the first day of a course is a very important day.
Engaging Your Students
Learning through Active Strategies
Most students learn best by doing something, rather than by just listening, reading or watching
Learning through Groups + Teams
Using social forces can energize your classroom. Don't assume, however, that any and all group work is effective.
Learning through Interactive Lectures
Make your classroom a place where students want to interact frequently with what you have to say
Learning through Cases + Problems
Deep learning begins when students try to use their new ideas and information in concrete situations.
For New or Fairly New to Teaching
New Faculty Orientation to Teaching at VIU
Introduction to teaching and learning resources for designing learning experiences for your students
VIU Teaching + Learning Handbook
Everything from the first days of class to teaching with technology
Conferences, Subscriptions + Awards
VIU Teaching + Learning Conference
The VIU Teaching + Learning Conference occurs every two years in May
K-20 Collaborations and Connections
Events open to K-12 educators, Vancouver Island University and other PSE educators to attend.
Newsletters + Subscriptions
This newsletter highlights stories and events related to teaching and learning at VIU
Awards available to teaching faculty members to recognize excellent contributions and innovative approaches that promote student-centred teaching and learning