2016 - 2017
- The virtual mystery: engaging students in large courses with an online hybridized problem-based learning project
This project includes a series of online hybridized problem-based learning cases that self-release weekly photos and clues to groups of 5-10 students through the Learning Management Engine (LME) and facilitate collaboration between student groups to develop critical thinking
- University of Toronto Outdoors (UTO): engaging place-based and expeditionary learning
This project seeks to enrich the University’s connection to its physical environment by developing a strong and immersive pedagogical practice in the humanities and social sciences around histories, cultures, and politics of its environment, through experiential learning.
- Diversifying astronomy: Introducing Indigenous astronomy and sky lore into the astronomy classroom
The program will develop a methodology to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into astronomy courses while honoring Indigenous cultures and peoples.
- Helping U of T students through proactive coaching
LEAF funding helped support a 5 year effort to better support first year Economics students in their academic achievement through proactive coaching.
- Integration of movement breaks into the undergraduate classroom: keeping students and instructors active and engaged
Under this project, we produced 8 3-minute videos to support the delivery of in-class movement breaks. Movement break videos consisted of stretches, light aerobic exercises, and mindfulness activities developed and led by certified fitness and mindfulness instructors.