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CNLT 5000/5001

CNLT 5000/01 is offered in the Winter Term, on Thursday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Registration for this course must be completed separately through Dal Online.  Spots are limited, it is recommended that if you chose to take this course that you register early.

CNLT 5000 is a seminar course designed to bring together practical and theoretical aspects of learning and teaching in post-secondary settings. Its primary focus is on how we can provide effective learning experiences at the undergraduate education level.

The course is designed as an introductory course to equip graduate students for their roles as teaching assistants during their graduate student careers, as well as for their future roles as faculty members and in other professions where effective teaching and communication skills will be an asset.

Course development

Learning experiences in this course are framed around the task of developing a course that you may teach in the future. As we move through the steps involved in course development, we will explore the knowledge and skills necessary for effective decision making in planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving the learning experiences of our students.

Research-based approach

Based on a critical review of selected literature, we will examine how teaching goals, and our understandings about learners, course content, teaching contexts, teaching strategies, and assessment choices all interact to contribute to student learning outcomes. The general goal of the course is not to promote a single prescriptive approach to learning and teaching. Rather, each member of the class will develop a workable research-based approach to learning and teaching specific to his or her own teaching context.