Classes are held each week on Tuesday afternoon in the Li Ka Shing building (209 Victoria Street - across from St. Michael's Hospital) for two academic years (September-early June) in room 216 (2nd floor); unless otherwise noted. Classes for the 2014-2016 cohort will commence the 2nd week of September 2014. Please note that there will be time off during Christmas, March Break and Summer.
In preparation for each class, Scholars read 1-2 articles and/or prepare a short assignment. Other assignments over the course of the two year program include:
Each Scholar develops a scholarly project on an educational topic that is of relevance to their practice as educators. Advisors are assigned to help support the Scholars in the development and implementation of their project. At graduation, there is poster reception in which they disseminate their findings to each other and guests.
At the end of the first year of the program, Scholars construct and deliver a lecture presentation to their home department on a topic in education will be helpful to their colleagues in their teaching / education roles. Their lecture is peer-reviewed by a classmate and provides them the feedback.
Scholars Choice workshop
In the second year of the program, Scholars are given the opportunity to develop and teach a 90 minute workshop to the ESP on a particular educational topic with a Scholar peer. The class then provides them with formative feedback at the end of class
Apprentice discussions and reports
Once during the first academic year, each Scholar is paired with one of the instructors for the program to discuss the design of their class. Immediately after that class is taught they facilitate a class discussion that focuses on the design, teaching behaviours and presentation skills of the program. The class prepares a formative feedback report for the faculty to enable the development of the Scholars feedback skills and to provide useful feedback for the faculty who taught the class.