Learn how to bring sustainability equity inclusivity systems thinking belonging into the classroom

Humber Learning Outcomes

In support of our strategic mission, the Humber community aims to represent our unique polytechnic identity through the development of global citizens who embody the knowledge and skills to lead and innovate.

PRIORITY 1:

Programs and Pathways for Lifelong Learning

Commitment: We will expand our range of credentials, pathways, and recognition of prior learning (RPL) processes to support transitions between high school, post-secondary education, and employment.

PRIORITY 2:

Personalizing the Learning Journey

Commitment: We will create flexible program and course delivery options that enable students to personalize their learning experience while meeting their long- and short-term educational goals

PRIORITY 3:

Empowering Teaching and Learning at Humber

Commitment: We will support our faculty and staff to initiate projects that enable innovation and create new ways of teaching and learning at Humber

Supporting Inclusive Teaching Practices

Teaching for Belonging: Inclusive and Identity-Responsive Instruction

To ensure Humber faculty had a “roadmap” to guide their process to integrate EDI into their professional practice and to create a guide for Humber community members who are at different stages in their understanding of EDI, an EDI Guide entitled, “Teaching for Belonging: Inclusive and Identity Responsive Instruction” was developed.  The author of “Teaching for Belonging: Inclusive and Identity Responsive Instruction” is Professor Shara Stone. 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion : A Faculty Toolkit

This module based experience will reinforce, inspire, and facilitate change towards more EDI-minded teaching practices. This toolkit aims to reach a broad audience. While many are well-versed in the language of EDI for some, this content may be unfamiliar. Learning (and unlearning) are complex, multifaceted processes and this toolkit is intended to offer support in this ongoing journey.

Ready to learn more about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion? This toolkit can be accessed and used by any faculty at Humber

Supporting our Sustainability

Sustainability : A Faculty Toolkit

This modular toolkit experience was designed to help you develop a deeper understanding of sustainability and how you can incorporate it into your classroom in meaningful ways – even if the course material isn’t about sustainability.

Ready to learn more about Sustainability in your classrooms? This toolkit can be accessed and used by any faculty at Humber

Supporting Systems Thinking Explorations

Systems Thinking : A Faculty Toolkit

This toolkit modular series introduces you to Systems Thinking, why it is important, and how systems thinking tools can be adapted to your work and teaching. Systems Thinking is a mindset – a way of seeing, thinking, and approaching the world that embraces and understands interconnectedness. It also refers to a set of concepts and easily applied tools that help us understand how the pieces fit together, transforming the way we think about problem solving

Ready to learn more about Systems Thinking, a key mindset? This toolkit can be accessed and used by any faculty at Humber

Skills in Action

Explore these skills in action and learn how to incorporate these into your classrooms, assessments, and course learning outcomes.

1

Collaboration

Collaboration skills enable individuals to work with others effectively to achieve a common goal.
2

Communication

Communication skills enable individuals to convey information effectively.
3

Digital Fluency

Digital fluency skills enable individuals to use and adapt to digital tools, manage information, conduct research and create and communicate effectively and ethically in digital spaces.
4

Innovation

Innovation skills enable individuals to think creatively and critically to generate new and unconventional ideas.
5

Leadership

Leadership skills enable individuals to inspire, motivate and empower others to achieve positive, common goals.
6

Professionalism

Professionalism enables an individual to exhibit behaviour and actions that enhance personal reputation and contribute positively to success in the workplace.
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Strategic Problem-Solving

Strategic problem-solving skills enable an individual to predict and define a problem, and to determine the best approach to achieving a solution.

Is it an HLO a skill in action good teaching practice ?

There’s a difference between simply using a good teaching tool and supporting an HLO skill in action.

An HLO skill in action requires three things:

  • planning and intent on your part
  • a clear and explicit definition/discussion with learners
  • an opportunity for learners to thoroughly reflect

Take the time to ask yourself if the skills you’re teaching are currently deserving of an HLO or if some simple changes in your good teaching habits could get them there.