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The Teaching and Learning Commons serves as a catalyst, collaborator, connector, communicator, and coordinator for teaching and learning at KPU. The teaching and learning blog “Pedagogy + Practice” strives to increase connection with faculty by sharing our thoughts on important teaching and learning topics and inviting you to share with others. We hope to invoke curiosity and provide resources for further exploration. If you would like this to be delivered weekly to your email, please subscribe, if you prefer to browse at your leisure, please visit as often as you like.

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Impact, Ability, Alignment, and Imperfection: Making Pedagogical Decisions 
Education Leadership | Faculty

Impact, Ability, Alignment, and Imperfection: Making Pedagogical Decisions 

As I near the end of my time in the Teaching and Learning Commons, I am reflecting on the last two years. I have reconceptualized my role as an educator several times since April 2020, integrating new tools, enacting greater pedagogical care, and problem solving in different ways. I’ve been introduced to new methodologies and…

Faculty Spotlight: Amanda Bickell
Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Amanda Bickell

Amanda Bickell is the Program Chair of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Entrepreneurial Leadership program at KPU. For this edition of our Faculty Spotlight, Amanda joins us in a conversation about her entrepreneurial spirit, her role as a learning coach in the classroom, and creating spaces for failure. “The one thing I show…

Open Pedagogy and the Inclusion of Marginalized Students  
Inclusive Pedagogy | Inclusive Teaching | Open Education

Open Pedagogy and the Inclusion of Marginalized Students  

You can listen to this blog! Audio version of Open Pedagogy and the Inclusion of Marginalized Students Introduction In 1976, for my high school capstone project, my teacher supported my chosen topic: the dispute over Indigenous rights and the proposed Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline through the Yukon and Northwest Territories. I heard Dr. Thomas Berger…

Trauma-Informed Teaching
Inclusive Pedagogy

Trauma-Informed Teaching

I first stepped into the world of trauma-informed teaching unknowingly. Living and working in Cambodia from 2006-2009, I had read of the population-wide trauma of the Khmer Rouge genocide and saw its clear effects in the older generation. After moving to Preah Vihear City, a rural provincial capital in the north of the country, I…

A Suite of Checklists to Develop Blended Courses @ KPU
blended learning

A Suite of Checklists to Develop Blended Courses @ KPU

As we gradually return to the classroom after almost two years of online teaching, you may be thinking about your teaching practice, perhaps creative ways to combine both in-person and online learning. If you are interested to develop a course in a blended format, and not very sure where to start, I hope to pique…