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Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Research Seminar July 31

The School of Leadership Studies is pleased to host Dr. Rick Ladyshewsky as he presents a research seminar on Online Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy; Quality and Instructor Presence – teaching and learning best practice in the online world.

 When: Wednesday, July 31Where: noon – 1:30pm, LIC – Centre for Dialogue*this is a brown bag lunch session; light refreshments will be provided (coffee/tea/water/cookies) This scholarship of teaching and learning research seminar will focus on information communication technology and student satisfaction. In this seminar the role of the instructor is explored and how their social, cognitive and teaching presence impacts on student satisfaction. This is followed by a more macro view of how to address quality issues in online education. Professor Ladyshewsky will share his research on these topics which will hopefully inspire faculty to explore their own scholarship of teaching and learning practice in the classroom. Dr. Ladyshewsky is a visiting Professor in Leadership and Management Effectiveness from the Curtin Graduate School of Business, Curtin University, in Perth Australia. Biography Professor Ladyshewsky has been with the Curtin Graduate School of Business at Curtin University in Perth Western Australia since 2000 where he teaches in the Masters of Business Administration and the Masters of Business Leadership.  He is Professor of Managerial Effectiveness and is also the Online MBA Program Leader. He has led the development of the School’s online initiatives in online learning and has been the Director of Teaching and Learning for many years, Chairing the School’s Teaching and Learning Committee.  He has been active in several national projects grants focussed on developing leadership in the higher education sector. As an educational scholar he promotes the adoption of educational best practice in the School’s programs and has been instrumental in leading the adoption of peer coaching strategies in their Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Leadership and Executive Leadership programs.  Professor Ladyshewsky is also Canadian educated Physical Therapist from the University of Manitoba and a registered physiotherapist in Australia.  He also has a Master of Health Science (Administration) degree from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. (Education) from Curtin University in Australia.  He was an Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at the University of Toronto, School of Physical Therapy for 4 years and served the same role at the School of Physiotherapy at Curtin University for 4 years. Professor Ladyshewsky has facilitated the adoption of peer coaching strategies in Canadian, American and Australian Schools Health Science Programs since the early 1990s.  Professor Ladyshewsky has over 40 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers specifically on peer coaching and as online learning and continues to research and write on these subject. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring. He has also received numerous awards for his teaching and support of peer coaching within his University and Nationally, most recently being awarded a National Citation for Teaching and Learning Excellence by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (2011). Staff Profile