CONT690: Introduction to Teaching and Learning


I learned a lot, tried different ways to assess my knowledge, and thoroughly enjoyed the course.


This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development

Empowering educators: transforming teaching and learning for the 21st century

This course provides a broad introduction to teaching and learning. A general overview of current and key concepts in teaching and learning will be covered including instructional methods, assessment, feedback and course design. The incorporation of online and remote aspects of teaching and learning will also be explored. 

Who Should Take This Course?

The course is ideal for

  • educators who are interested in gaining a broad introduction to teaching and learning
  • individuals who want to learn about current and key concepts in teaching and learning, including instructional methods, assessment, feedback and course design
  • teachers who are looking to incorporate online and remote aspects of teaching and learning into their instruction
  • professionals who want to explore the changing landscape of education in the 21st century and its impact on the workplace

Delivery Method

This course is delivered asynchronously online allowing participants to engage with flexibility at their own convenience. This method provides a balance between self-paced learning and structured coursework while promoting a supportive community where participants can share experiences and ideas. 

Professional Development

This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development.

Students who complete the Post-Graduate Certificate will be eligible to receive advanced standing in the laddering option offered by the Faculty of Education. 

Queen’s University Faculty of Education has designed this the laddering option as a customizable graduate experience, with the inclusion of three different credentials within one course. Laddering will allow you to progress through successive credentials while carrying forward course credits. Students can receive three different credentials: a Post-Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Professional Master of Education. If you follow the laddering system, you can earn all three credentials with fewer classes overall.

Contact us at edonline@queensu.ca or visit educ.queensu.ca/ladder for more information.

Course Fees

CAD$650.00

Course fees include

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • explore key terms as they relate to teaching and learning
  • examine the role of assessment and feedback in the process of learning
  • incorporate online/remote aspects into teaching and learning
  • apply principles of effective course design to the teaching context
  • name and discuss a range of instructional methods
  • identify areas of educational opportunity for yourself and your workplace

Course Outline

  Modules

 Minimum hours 

  Module 1: Introduction  

12

  Module 2: Active Learning

16

  Module 3: Assessment and Evaluation  

14

  Module 4: Feedback

14

  Module 5: Designing and Planning

14

  Module 6: Putting It All Together

15

Total hours  

85


Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 2024 Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024 Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET
Fall 2024 Sep 30, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024 Sep 24, 2024 at 4pm ET Sep 26, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Summer 24 Aug 12, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024 Aug 06, 2024 at 4pm ET Aug 08, 2024 at 4pm ET
Fall/Winter 2024 Nov 04, 2024 – Feb 07, 2025 Oct 29, 2024 at 4pm ET Oct 31, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Winter 2025 Feb 17, 2025 – Apr 18, 2025 Feb 11, 2025 at 4pm ET Feb 13, 2025 at 4pm ET
Winter 2025 Jan 20, 2025 – Apr 04, 2025 Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET

Summer 2024

  • Dates: Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024
  • Deadline: Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET

Fall 2024

  • Dates: Sep 30, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
  • Deadline: Sep 24, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Sep 26, 2024 at 4pm ET

Late Summer 24

  • Dates: Aug 12, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024
  • Deadline: Aug 06, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Aug 08, 2024 at 4pm ET

Fall/Winter 2024

  • Dates: Nov 04, 2024 – Feb 07, 2025
  • Deadline: Oct 29, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Oct 31, 2024 at 4pm ET

Late Winter 2025

  • Dates: Feb 17, 2025 – Apr 18, 2025
  • Deadline: Feb 11, 2025 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Feb 13, 2025 at 4pm ET

Winter 2025

  • Dates: Jan 20, 2025 – Apr 04, 2025
  • Deadline: Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET

Application Requirements

While a post-secondary degree/diploma is not required, it is recommended for this program.

Required Technology

A smartphone or a computer with a web camera and microphone.


Course Materials

This course has no required resources.


Accommodations

Applicants who require special accommodations are asked to:

  • Contact us at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be made.
  • Provide necessary documentation upon request.