This is a dedicated space to examine and develop new approaches to education in a way that centres the student experience. Educational delivery models are changing – the Co-LAB will put current students into leadership roles, working directly with faculty to build knowledge that can inform the next innovations in education.
The long term purpose of the Co-LAB: Build partnerships between faculty and students in a collaborative teaching and learning environment to foster overall student-centred learning at the College.
Collaborative Knowledge Production:
To create opportunities for student-instructor collaboration; a space where students and faculty have the resources and support needed to be able to contribute to knowledge production
Student-Faculty Research Projects:
To offer a multidisciplinary research setting designed to give instructors the space to explore questions and design research projects, while partnering with students in the planning and execution of research projects
Student Leadership and Innovation:
To empower students to step into leadership roles in projects as varied as: content creation initiatives, design and innovation trials of new educational approaches, etc
To offer opportunities for faculty to participate in pedagogical innovation (eg: OER design)