CONT690: Introduction to Teaching and Learning
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
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.
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.
Course fees include
- full access to comprehensive course content
- timely feedback from a subject matter expert on assignments
- Shareable Badge of Completion (Queen's University)
- credit toward the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development
Policies and more information
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
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Active Learning
Module 3: Assessment and Evaluation
Module 4: Feedback
Module 5: Designing and Planning
Module 6: Putting It All Together
|Session||Course Dates||Registration Deadline||Payment Deadline|
|Winter 2024||Jan 22, 2024 – Apr 05, 2024||Jan 12, 2024 at 4pm ET||Jan 17, 2024 at 4pm ET|
|Late Winter 2024||Feb 19, 2024 – Apr 19, 2024||Feb 09, 2024 at 4pm ET||Feb 14, 2024 at 4pm ET|
|Spring 2024||Apr 08, 2024 – Jun 07, 2024||Apr 02, 2024 at 4pm ET||Apr 04, 2024 at 4pm ET|
|Late Spring 2024||May 06, 2024 – Jun 28, 2024||Apr 26, 2024 at 4pm ET||May 02, 2024 at 4pm ET|
|Summer 2024||Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024||Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET||Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET|
- Dates: Jan 22, 2024 – Apr 05, 2024
- Deadline: Jan 12, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Payment Due: Jan 17, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Winter 2024
- Dates: Feb 19, 2024 – Apr 19, 2024
- Deadline: Feb 09, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Payment Due: Feb 14, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Dates: Apr 08, 2024 – Jun 07, 2024
- Deadline: Apr 02, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Payment Due: Apr 04, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Spring 2024
- Dates: May 06, 2024 – Jun 28, 2024
- Deadline: Apr 26, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Payment Due: May 02, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Dates: Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024
- Deadline: Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Payment Due: Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET
While a post-secondary degree/diploma is not required, it is recommended for this program.
A smartphone or a computer with a web camera and microphone.
This course has no required resources.
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.