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York University Centre for the Support of Teaching fonds
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2.85 m of textual records
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In 1980 the Educational Development Office was established. Its major activity was the Teaching Skills Programme, designed to aid lecturers and tutorial and seminar leaders with their teaching skills. The E.D.O. also co-operated with other Ontario universities in developing programmes for training university teachers. Janette Baker served as the Co-ordinator of the programme for most of this period. In 1989 the Educational Development Office was superseded by the Centre for the Support of Teaching.
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The Development of Teaching Skills Programme (DOTS) was initiated in 1973 as a project of the Counselling and Development Centre. It became an independent programme in 1977 and at that time its name was shortened to Teaching Skills Programme. In 1980 the Educational Development Office was established with the teaching skills programme as its major activity. In 1989 the Educational Development Office was superseded by the Centre for the Support of Teaching.
The Teaching Skills Programme was designed to aid lecturers and tutorial and seminar leaders with their teaching skills. The programme offered seminars and workshops on such matters as lecturing, teaching effectiveness and use of the library. In addition, it prepared and produced instructional materials and publications relating to teacher effectiveness.
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The fonds consists of the Records of the Educational Development Office. Development of Teaching Skills Programme, 1975-1983.
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Access is restricted. Permission to view these files must be obtained from the Director, Centre for the Support of Teaching, and be directed to the Archivist, York University.
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In addition to archival records, Archives and Special Collections has gathered material from the Educational Development Office which is housed in the Ephemera collection. This material consists of printed material and ephemera, including announcements of programmes and course offerings, handbooks and newsletters.
The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1981-020, 1985-010. Further accruals may be expected.
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2023/05/25 KCP. Manually migrated from MARC record. Uploaded legacy finding aid (PDF).