Spring Perspectives

CPI’s annual spring conference promotes conversations about teaching and learning. Join us for an opportunity to share, learn, consider and celebrate.


“We make the road by walking”: Exploring Reflection in Action

May 7, 2019 – 9:00am-12:00pm

Thistle 325, St. Catharines campus

All members of the Brock community are welcome!

Join us for an opportunity to share, learn, consider and celebrate at CPI’s annual Spring Perspectives conference on May 7. This year’s focus will be on the ways in which faculty, staff, and students engage in a variety of forms of learning through reflection, both in and outside of the classroom, to deepen learning and discovery.  All members of the Brock community are welcome to attend! 

The plenary address “Exploring Reflective Practice” by Brock’s Dr. Thomas Farrell will discuss what reflective practice is and how it can be accomplished. A selection of his work can be found at www.reflectiveinquiry.ca.

The opening celebration of the Brock University labyrinth, is scheduled for Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Weather Station Field across from the Campus store.  Please join us for your first walk on the labyrinth.


We invite you to join us on May 7 to learn from the experience and reflection of faculty, staff, and students on reflective practice and learning.

9:00 am-9:40 am – welcome & plenary address: exploring reflective practice (TH 325)

Professor Thomas S.C. Farrell, Applied Linguistics, Brock University

9:50 am-10:20 am – show & tell sessions (st 103/105)

  • Philosophy Statements to Guide Reflection – Jaymieson O’Neill, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Indigenous Perspective: Connecting to Self – Lyn Trudeau, Faculty of Education/Tecumseh Centre
  • Reflecting on Practical Experience in TESL Training – Glen Ewing, Applied Linguistics
  • The Brock University Labyrinth: Walking the Path – Jill Grose and Lianne Fisher, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
  • Collaborative Problem Solving & Reflection – Colleen Logie, Faculty of Education
  • Graphic Novels as Teaching Pedagogies – Ebru Ustundag, Geography & Tourism Studies
  • Reflection and Professional Practice in Blended Learning Courses – Kyle Rich, Janet McKeown, Tim Stang & Jennifer Douglas, Recreation & Leisure Studies

10:30 am-11:30 am – concurrent workshops – round 1 (st 103/107/108)

  • Reflective Practice through Active Strategies: The Heartbeat of Experiential Education – Ashley M. Johnson, Kinesiology
  • Radical Assessment and Ungrading – Ebru Ustundag, Geography & Tourism Studies, & Giulia Forsythe, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
  • Navigating Reflection Fatigue: Strategies to Reinvigorate Learning through Reflection – Jennifer Kopczinski & Marc Breschuk, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
  • Using Poetry in Reflective Practice – Kirsty Spence, Sport Management
  • Mentoring in and for High Contingency Contexts – Maureen Connolly, Elyse Lappano & Ian Alcock, Kinesiology
  • Using Universal Design for Learning Framework in a Pathophysiology Nursing – Maurine Parzen, Nursing

11:40 am-12:10 pm – concurrent workshops – round 2 (st 103/105/107)

  • Reflection via simulation: Reflecting from the patient’s perspective – Karyn Taplay & Sheila O’Keefe McCarthy, Nursing
  • “Are You Sure Stick Figures Are OK? Incorporating creative responses and reflections in the classroom – Keri Cronin, Visual Arts


Please email cpi@brocku.ca should you have any questions or concerns.