This is a sample; more to come!
Included are publications, conference sessions and other material.
Many of these articles refer to techniques and activities I have used to actively engage learners in credit courses, professional development seminars and in other settings:
Cassidy, A. 2011. Sustainability Education: Leading by Example. Pages 15-16, Bridges, January 2011. Volume 9, No. 2. University of Saskatchewan. www.usask.ca/gmcte
Cassidy, Alice. 2011. Communities of Practice: A checklist for success. Transformative Dialogues: teaching and learning eJournal. Volume 4, Issue 3, March 2011. Learning Communities: Online and Face to Face. http://www.kwantlen.ca/TD/Current_Issue.html
Cassidy, A. 2009. Follow the trail from learning to teaching with real world connections. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal. March 2009http://kwantlen.ca/TD/TD.2.3/TD.2.3_Cassidy_Follow_the_trail.pdf
Cassidy, A. 2009. 50 ways to lure your learner. Volume II, Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT). Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE);http://apps.medialab.uwindsor.ca/ctl/CELT/vol2/CELT1.pdf
Cassidy, A. Living document “50 Ways/Actively engage/Add some new spice to your teaching repertoire”. I keep updating this version based on seminars I lead and as you send me more examples to add. Cassidy50ways_Actively_engage_add_some_new_spice
Cassidy, Alice, Maryam Nabavii and Yona Sipos. 2008. Learning Goals and Objectives. Pages 35-43. In Road to Global Citizenship: An Educators’ Toolbook. (Harlap, Y., Editor). Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth, in collaboration with UNICEF, University of British Columbia.http://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:CTLT_programs/Global_Citizenship/Road_to_Global_Citizenship Direct to the pdf: http://gc.ctlt.ubc.ca/
Cassidy, A. 2007. Learning: The Times, the Ways, and the Places. The Teaching Professor. January, 2007. Volume 21 (1): 4.http://www.magnapubs.com/newsletter/issue/681/
Cassidy, A., T. Griffiths and J. Nakonechny. 2001. Concept Mapping: Mirroring processes of thinking and learning. Tapestry. Number 4. September, 2001. Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth (TAG). University of British Columbia. Though, sadly, the newsletter no longer appears online, here it is: conceptmapping_tapestry2001-4.
These articles make specific reference to assignments in the Biology 345 (Human Ecology) course:
Cassidy, Alice. 2011. Building Critical Reflection into CSL Group Assignments: Show what you learned in school today. Pages 198-202. Chapter 10.5. Example Syllabi and Assignments. Global Praxis: Exploring the ethics of engagement abroad.http://ethicsofisl.ubc.ca/?page_id=1750
Cassidy, A. 2010. Learning Portfolios: Creative Connections between Formal and Informal Learning. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), Volume 3. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).http://apps.medialab.uwindsor.ca/ctl/CELT/vol3/CELT11.pdf
Cassidy, Alice. 2008. Teaching and learning approaches. Pages 60-61. Road to Global Citizenship. An Educator’s Toolbook (Yael Harlap, Editor). Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada.http://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:CTLT_programs/Global_Citizenship/Road_to_Global_Citizenship Direct to the pdf: http://gc.ctlt.ubc.ca/
Conference sessions (co-presented with students from Biology 345 and other collaborators):
Invited: Sustainability Across the Curricula: Examples, Ideas and Future Possibilities. Alice Cassidy, Associate Director, and Yona Sipos, Graduate Student Assistant, Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth, University of British Columbia. Sustainability and Stewardship Day, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC, February 13, 2008.
Students as Co-Researchers and Co-Presenters. Alice Cassidy, Associate Director and Yona Sipos, Graduate Student Assistant, Centre for Teaching and Academic, University of British Columbia. 2007 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. University of Alberta.
Flexible assignments for student choice, motivation, and learning. Tegan Adams, Alice Cassidy, Sarah Jackson, Laura Ludtke and Nadine Stunzi, Students and Instructor, Biology 345 (Human Ecology). 2006 UBC Learning Conference. University of British Columbia.
Motivating Students through Assignments that Make a Difference: Community Service Learning at UBC Farm Centre for Sustainable Food Systems. Alice Cassidy, Zoology Department and Georgia Stanley, 3rd year Land and Food Systems student. 2006 UBC Farm Symposium. University of British Columbia.
Reading Week Projects: Engaged Student Learning. Shayne Tryon, UBC Learning Exchange; Alice Cassidy, Zoology Dept. and TAG; Alina Horga, Christina Mercier, Ben Mulhall, Elsa Sardinha and Jonny Starling, Biology 345 Students. April 1, 2005. UBC Farm Research and Education Symposium. University of British Columbia.http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/ubcfarm/documents/Symposium_1b.pdf
Bringing Real Life into the Curriculum: Reflections on helping students learn. Alice Cassidy, Zoology/Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth; Rose Higgins, Terri-Lyn Kerr and Kathy MacDonald, Biology 345 Students. 2004 UBC Learning Conference. University of British Columbia.
Beyond Surfing: Prepare your students for effective research using the web.Alice Cassidy, Lecturer, Zoology Department; Sally Taylor, Biology Reference Librarian, Woodward Library and Sarah Tsang, 3rd year Honours History with International Relations + minor in Commerce, student in Biol. 345. 2002 UBC Learning Conference. University of British Columbia.
Real-life projects that promote inquiry-based learning and meet expressed needs in the community. University of British Columbia. Alice Cassidy, Lecturer, Zoology Department; Marie O’Connor, Biology 345 student; Brenda Sawada, UBC SEEDS Coordinator, Land and Building Services; and Sarah Seymour, Biology 345 student. 2001 UBC Learning Conference.