The Teaching Strides Podcast, a production of the Academic Development Centre at Mount Royal University, is a platform dedicated to promoting and supporting cross-disciplinary collegial exchange in higher education. The series of podcast episodes features Mount Royal University professors sharing some of their finest teaching practices. Each episode sets out to stimulate reflective thinking and discussion among teaching colleagues in the academy. How may the teaching practices under discussion, or variations thereof, be applied in our own disciplinary contexts, in order to enhance our teaching repertoires?
Professor Mark Lafave is a professor in Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal University. His PhD was in the realm of measurement and evaluation. His research has included studying competency development primarily using a psychometric approach. Recently he started to employ a mixed methodological approach in his SoTL research. His current research interests include competency development with undergraduate students and bridging theory to practice for professional programs like Athletic Therapy.
Professor Michelle Yeo is an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University, with a PhD in Education. She has worked as a faculty developer in the Academic Development Centre since 2007, specializing in curriculum, and working to support faculty members in their teaching practice. She conducts educational higher education research and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning on student and faculty experience of teaching and learning, and faculty development in SoTL. Recent SoTL projects focus on curriculum transformations. Professor Yeo is the newly appointed Director of the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University.
Professor Sally Haney teaches journalism in the School of Communications at Mount Royal University. A Nexen scholar, her research on the use of personalized learning plans in capstone courses was recently published in the Journal, Teaching Journalism and Mass Communications. She’s also involved in a (Transcanada) collaborative research project that seeks to better understand how journalism students navigate ethics. The first leg of that research was recently published in the international journal – Journalism.
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