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Discussing the Discussion Paper:

A Symposium on Key Themes Identified by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

On Monday, September 24th, 2012 the Higher Education Group hosted a one-day symposium focusing on key themes and issues emerging from the discussion paper released earlier in the summer by the Government of Ontario. This free, public event was designed to provide a forum for informed discussion and debate of several important questions identified in this document. The event involved three expert panel sessions, and each panel focused on a key theme.


Program: The program for the event can be DOWNLOADED HERE.

Panel 1: Flexible Degree Structures (The video can be accessed here).

George Fallis, York University (presentation slides)

Robert Gordon, Humber College

Glen A. Jones, University of Toronto (presentation slides)

Panel 2: Quality Teaching and Learning Outcomes (The video can be accessed here).

Katharine Janzen, University of Toronto (presentation slides) (discussion questions)

Erika Kustra, University of Windsor (presentation slides)

Nicola Simmons, Brock University (presentation slides)

Panel 3: Experiential Learning (The video can be accessed here).

Tom Carey, San Diego State University and Athabasca University

Certina Ho, Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada

Tony Chambers, University of Toronto

Panel 4: Concluding Observations (The video can be accessed here).

Bryan Gopaul, University of Toronto

Kamaljeet Singh, University of Toronto

Merli Tamtik, University of Toronto

Singh, Tamtik and Gopaul prepared a summary of the key points raised from the symposium. Their report can be found here.



For a copy of the MTCU Discussion Paper, entitled "Strengthening Ontario's Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge," CLICK HERE.



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