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Teaching and Learning Conference

The Teaching and Learning Conference occurs each spring and is the premier teaching and learning event at DePaul. Every year, dozens of faculty and staff share best practices in teaching and learning with hundreds of their peers.

  • Exploring the Power of Purpose (2018)

    Exploring the Power of Purpose (2018)

    The theme of this year's conference invites us to reflect on our sense of personal meaning and connection to social purpose as educators.​
  • Beyond Grades (2017)

    Beyond Grades (2017)

    How can we document student learning that is a result of our teaching practices?
  • High-Impact Practices for Transformative Learning (2016)

    High-Impact Practices for Transformative Learning (2016)

    The 2016 conference invited participants to examine High-Impact Practices (HIPs) that have significant, positive effects on student retention and learning.
  • How Students Learn (2015)

    How Students Learn (2015)

    The theme of 2015's conference invited participants to consider what really works in the classroom.
  • Making the Most of Class Time (2014)

    Making the Most of Class Time (2014)

    The 2014 Teaching & Learning Conference invited DePaul faculty and staff to consider the value and possibilities of “real-time” interaction in the classroom and online.
  • Teaching Lifelong Learners (2013)

    Teaching Lifelong Learners (2013)

    The theme of 2013's conference focused on how knowing ourselves and our students can help us reach a wider range of learners and expand upon our existing approaches to teaching.
  • Playing with a Purpose (2012)

    Playing with a Purpose (2012)

    The 2012 conference asked presenters to explore how game design can inform effective teaching practices. In his keynote presentation, Professor James Paul Gee argued that good video games incorporate good principles of both teaching and learning.
  • Teaching as an Act of Body and Brain (2011)

    Teaching as an Act of Body and Brain (2011)

    The theme of this conference focused on teaching as an act of body and brain. We encouraged presenters and attendees to consider the ways in which an awareness of the body and the physical space of the classroom can influence teaching and learning.
  • Challenging Our Students, Challenging Ourselves (2010)

    Challenging Our Students, Challenging Ourselves (2010)

    The theme of 2010's conference focused on challenging ourselves and challenging our students by setting high standards and using innovative teaching practices.
  • Pedagogy and Personalism (2009)

    Pedagogy and Personalism (2009)

    The theme of 2009's conference focused on ways that personalism plays out in various teaching practices at DePaul.
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