Teaching & Learning


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"Transformative approaches to student learning"

Throughout its history, McMaster has gained an international reputation for innovation in teaching and learning.

The FWI vision has led to the creation of University-wide initiatives that will enhance our pedagogical research capacity and promote transformative approaches to student learning, emphasizing the value of experiential, self-directed and interdisciplinary learning.

The McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL), a priority of FWI, is intended to undertake and support educational research on campus and provide the McMaster community with increased access to tools and expertise to advance world-class pedagogical innovation.

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A key recommendation to emerge from the Student Experience Task Force, The Learning Portfolio is an online tool that enhances student learning by helping students to plan, record and reflect on a range of educational experiences.

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In keeping with the principles of FWI, McMaster's Associate Vice President, Faculty has developed a series of initiatives to support faculty development at McMaster.

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Seven instructors representing all Faculties as well as Arts and Science, have been selected as McMaster’s first-ever Learning Portfolio fellows.