Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Innovations in Teaching & Learning

The Innovations in Teaching and Learning certificate prepares participants for advanced practice in clinical, simulation, and classroom education. The certificate adopts an online approach of the learning experiences.

The first course focuses on foundational learning theory and evidence-based models. The second course explores development of self as educator, relational aspects of teaching and learning and teaching context. Integrative seminars in the third course provide an opportunity to learn about specific teaching modalities and strategies such as simulation, signature pedagogies and updating traditional classrooms.In the final course, participants develop their own personal teaching philosophy and complete a demonstration teaching project. 

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Graduate Certificate Connect Dates

UCalgary Nursing offers all Graduate Certificate courses online.

All courses in this program require students to attend instructor-led Connect Days, which are delivered online at scheduled dates and times (as listed in course outline). Students who do not attend Connect Days will normally be withdrawn from the associated course, as per the Graduate Calendar.

Student Connect days will continue as scheduled in a virtual format.



Required Courses

NURS 622 - Fall 2024

Foundational Philosophy for Teaching and Learning Across Contexts

Prepares students to teach in direct settings, simulation, online, as well as conventional classrooms. Focuses on building a philosophy for teaching and learning that incorporates foundational teaching and learning theory applicable to a variety of student contexts.

NURS 624 - Winter 2024

People, Places, and Relationships

Involves the critical examination of teaching and learning specific to advancing professional practice with emphasis on cultivating relationships for learning, learning across diversity. Also focuses on generation of possibilities for change and innovation and consolidation of preferred teaching and learning practices in a selected focus of study.

*Prerequisite(s): NURS 622

NURS 626 - Spring 2024

Integrative Seminars: Current Trends in Teaching and Learning

Introduces specialized topics in teaching and learning and provides an opportunity to engage in critical reflection and analysis. Students will explore a variety of teaching and learning strategies within multiple contexts. and develop their individualized teaching practice.

*Prerequisite(s): NURS 624

NURS 628 - Summer 2024

Specialized Practice Demonstration

Students will provide a demonstration of innovative teaching and learning strategies within a focused context (online, simulation, classroom, or clinical practice). Formulation and delivery of a proposed teaching and learning advanced practice demonstration will include a final report and recommendations.

*Prerequisite(s): NURS 626

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