Bubak reflects on teaching innovations

March 1, 2019

Arguing that institutions need to better implement “bottom-up” teacher training initiatives, Oldrich Bubak offers a case study to make his point—the Instructional Skills Workshop undertaken by the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University. The author explains that the workshop follows a three-part template based on learning, practice, and reflection. Working in groups of four, participants review the principles of outcome-driven lesson planning, active learning approaches, and effective feedback strategies, after which they observe a model mini-lesson. According to Bubak, teacher training in this mold “holds the ultimate promise of better learning outcomes for those who have the future in their hands.” University Affairs (National)