Focus Newsletter

Volume 26 (2018)

No.. Graduate Student Edition [PFD - 2.8 MB]

Fall Focus 2018 - A Call to Action. Fall Focus 2018 looks at responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action in the context of learning and teaching. 

Margaret Robinson (Lennox Island First Nation) speaks about L’nu-izing: creating curricula, and teaching and researching in ways that reflect Mi’kmaq values and practices. Jane Doucet writes about the significant initiatives and successes already implemented by Naiomi Metallic (Listuguj Mi’gmak First Nation) and colleagues in the Schulich School of Law, serving as a model of how to we can undertake this important work. Finally, Fred Wien (Professor Emeritus), shares his own experiences of how reconciliation can be done ‘in a good way,’ as a non-Indigenous person working closely with Indigenous peoples.

Through stories and rich resources in this issue, we hope that you will find knowledge and inspiration to undertake, or continue to embody and respond to, the TRC Calls to Action.

Volume 25 (2017)

Volume 24 (2016)

Volume 23 (2015)

No. 1 Community Engaged Learning [PDF - 2.5 MB]

No. 2. Graduate Student Edition [PDF - 3 KB]

No 3. Diversity and Inclusion [PDF - 4.6 KB]

Volume 21 (2013)

Volume 20 (2012)

No. 1 Creative Teaching and Learning [PDF - 1.7 MB]

No. 2 The Graduate Student Issue [PDF - 1.5 MB]

No. 3 Student Ratings of Instruction [PDF - 1.5 MB]

Volume 19 (2011)

Volume 18 (2010)

No. 1 The Learning Outside the Classroom Issue [PDF - 2.1 MB]

No. 2 The Graduate Student Issue [PDF - 926 KB]

No. 3 The Undergraduate Research Issue [PDF - 2.8 MB]

Volume 17 (2009)

No. 1 The Student Engagement Issue [PDF - 2.3 MB]

No. 2 The Graduate Student Issue [PDF -  816 KB]

Volume 16 (2008)

Volume 15 (2007)

No. 1 The Writing Issue [PDF - 751 KB]

No. 2 The Course Design Issue [PDF - 1.4 MB]

Volume 14 (2006)

No. 1 The Diversity Issue [PDF - 3 MB]

No. 2 The Technology in Teaching & Learning Issue [PDF - 3.4 MB]

Volume 13 (2005)

No. 1 The Plagiarism Issue [PDF - 1.4 MB]

No. 2 The First-Year Classes Issue [PDF - 1.7 MB]

Volume 10 (2002)

No. 1 Lessons Taught, Lessons Learned

No. 2 Making Teaching Count [PDF - 122 KB]

No. 3 Master of Electronic Commerce Program: Balancing the Three-legged Stool
[PDF - 107 KB]

No. 4 Mentoring at Dalhousie [PDF - 96 KB]

No. 5 Presenting a Human Face: Things to do at the start of your course [PDF - 110 KB]

Volume 9 (2001)

No. 1 Creating Study Groups in University Classes [PDF - 335 KB]

No. 2 The First Year Faculty Experience

No. 3 Lest We Forget: Critical Factors for Success in On-line Learning

No. 4 Instructional Technology Showcase

No. 5 Curriculum Planning: An Academic Balancing Act

Volume 5 (1997)

Volume 3 (1995)

No. 1 Promoting Equality in the Classroom [PDF - 599 KB]

No. 2 Learning Styles [PDF - 377 KB]

No. 3 Dalhousie's Award-Winning Teachers

No. 4 Teacher Self-Assessment [PDF - 318 KB]

No. 5 Cooperative Learning [PDF - 523 KB]