Open Books | Livres ouverts


Within the 3M Council our own Fellows are our greatest resource, and we want to harness their passion for higher education by having them share stories,  as an open “book”. Today the concept of open source means free availability, no fees, and that’s exactly what this project is designed to be: engaging, inspiring, and interactive in order to openly showcase the innovative educational leadership our members engage in at their own institutions, across Canada, and on a global stage.

The idea of the open book-type of project is not a new one. The concept is to facilitate conversations and discussions with individuals in real time. A “book” can be checked out to ask questions, spark discussion, and simply interact.

In 2016 (London, ON) we initiated this project as part of the 30th anniversary of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship.  It was met with great enthusiasm as we attempted to have 30 3M NTFs participate by offering 30-minute loan periods in the main meeting area of the conference.

For 2018 we have refreshed the idea slightly:

  • We hope to include as many “books” as we can from any interested Fellows in the 3M Council (3M National Teaching Fellows, 3M National Student Fellows and former College Sector award winners);
  • The Open Books | Livres ouverts project will run at a designated concurrent session time (Thursday June 21 from 9-10:15 am; location yet to be determined);
  • All books will have a title (what the Fellow is explicitly interested in discussing), which will be shared in advance on the 3M Council website, but also in the Guidebook program;
  • Books may consist of one or many people (perhaps institutional colleagues or even a cohort of Fellows);
  • Books can be available for sign out by a range of participants, if the discussion would be better served in a small group versus one-on-one; and finally,
  • We hope to have books available in English, French, or Bilingual.

Interest in participating as an open book is now closed.

The books available to enjoy on Thursday June 21, 2018 (8:40-9:55 am in A2-1030 UdeS) are:

“Shield!” Protecting and Propelling the Adventurous Teacher

An edited collection of the 2015 3M NTF cohort (Jin-Sun Yoon, University of Victoria; Pamela Toulouse, Laurentian University; David Creelman, UNB; Steve Joordens, University of Toronto; Ann Bigelow, STFX; Etienne Cote, UPEI; Jessica Riddell, Bishop’s University)

Bilingue

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Peer observation of teaching in higher education – how it benefits the instructor, observer and students

Judy Bornais (University of Windsor), 3M NTF (2018)

English

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The 3M Nomination Dossier: A Reflective Activity for our Professional Journeys

Nicola Simmons (Brock University) and Gordon Stubley (University of Waterloo) will provide opening and closing chapters and may be joined by others from the 2017 3M NTF Cohort, as are able.

English

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Paulo Freire’s Liberatory pedagogy and its relevance for contemporary approaches

Maureen Connolly (Brock University), 3M NTF (2003)

English

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Une approche holistique pour l’enseignement des langues et des cultures secondes : un monde de possibilités à explorer

A holistic approach to teaching second languages and cultures: a world of possibilities to explore

Aline Germain-Rutherford (Université d’Ottawa), 3M NTF (2005)

Bilingue

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“No more rhymes now, I mean it. Anybody want a peanut?”: Experiential Learning in Higher Education, Lessons from The Princess Bride

Pat Maher (Cape Breton University), 3M NTF (2014)

English

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Supporting collaborative student projects through professional project management best practices: Meet with a certified project manager

David Hutchison (Brock University), 3M NTF (2018)

English

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From Grade Three to Third Year: Lessons from an elementary classroom for post-secondary teachers

Heather Carroll (Loyola University Chicago), 3M NSF (2014)

English