LEAF Curriculum

  • Predictive and adaptive learning analytics in online and hybrid course delivery

    Description This project makes use of predictive and adaptive learning analytics with the broader goal of contributing to the reinvention and re-imagining of undergraduate education through the enhancement of the delivery of LIN204H5 English Grammar. This is a high enrolment course that is delivered both as a fully online course and as a hybrid course taken by many international students […]

  • BioLEAP: Biology Learning Engagement and Assessment Platform

    Description Students entering their first year of undergraduate biology have difficulty coping with the demands of undergraduate life sciences curriculum. Many do not understand how their current coursework and laboratory activities connect to other courses, ultimate learning goals as they progress through their undergraduate studies, and expected skill set outcomes. In part this is due to the nature […]

  • Developing game-based learning approaches for undergraduate geoscience education

    Description Game-based learning is an innovative teaching approach that promotes student engagement and active learning within a safe classroom environment. Our proposed project involves:   Creating game-enhanced learning environments using commercially-available discipline-specific cooperative board games in undergraduate Earth Sciences courses  Student-led development of a new board game to enhance Earth Science education via gamified mineral exploration   Thorough assessment of learning outcomes to […]

  • Walls to bridges at U of T St. George: breaking new ground in the co-learning classroom

    “[Wall to Bridges] brings together incarcerated and university-based students as classmates in…courses built around dialogue, collaboration, and critical thinking.” – Dr. Taylor & Dr. Davis Description This cross-unit collaboration in community-based, experiential learning sought to establish Walls to Bridges (“W2B”) programming at both Trinity College (in Ethics, Society & Law) and the Centre for Criminology […]

  • Modernization of the undergraduate chemistry labs: integration of instrument data management into digital learning opportunities

    “The LEAF funds are being used for equipment and personnel to connect analytical instruments to the network to make better use of student-generated spectral data by integration with online tools…” – Dr. Andrew Dicks Description This project is designed to promote students’ communication, collaborative, and analytical thinking skills, while better aligning their laboratory experience with […]

  • T135Y Calculus — implementing computational assignments

    Description Presently, first-year calculus courses in the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (MCS) are delivered in a traditional format including assessment done through online/written assignments and supervised tests. As industry moves increasingly towards valuing computational methods over pen-and-paper computation, introducing numerical methods early will give our students an additional useful skill. This project will […]

  • The buildings and landscapes of Canada

    Description This initiative aims to transform teaching and learning about the Canadian built environment across U of T campuses, divisions, and departments through the development of resources and partnerships allowing students to integrate the study of history with other disciplines through experiential learning. Working with cognate departments and supported through the Arts & Science Experiential […]

  • Revitalizing and Expanding the Preparing for University Mathematics Program (ePUMP)

    Description This project proposes to revitalize the Revitalizing and Expanding the Preparing for University Mathematics Program (ePUMP) with two components: an updated on-campus course, and a series of online modules that any incoming or current student can access online. Division(s) Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Arts & Science; Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Project […]

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum alignment and pedagogical collaboration through communities of practice and learning

    Description The Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (MCS) is comprised of three related disciplines: Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics. Each discipline has recently begun extensive curriculum mapping and renewal initiatives, creating a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. Our project will drive the creation of new interdisciplinary courses and programs which align with well-integrated curriculum […]

  • Academic writing in first-year chemistry using peer-to-peer feedback: experiencing the process of research article submission

    Description This project develops and assesses a writing assignment on an open-ended topic in two large first-year Chemistry courses (CHMA10 and CHMA11 [ around 2200 students per year]) using the PeerScholar platform. We will develop a number of resources to support teaching assistants and students on topics like how to give and receive feedback.   This project will primarily support the […]