Faculty of Education


Western University

The Centre for Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (CRTLHE) promotes an evidence-based approach to teaching and learning in post-secondary education. Under the leadership of Debra Dawson, the current director of the Teaching Support Centre, the Centre consists of staff and faculty members from a variety of disciplinary perspectives who engage in research designed to advance the understanding and, ultimately, the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. The research focus on teaching and learning is broadly defined including both curricular and co-curricular endeavours. This expansive lens allows a comprehensive understanding of teaching and learning within the post-secondary context. Current research includes several Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) funded research projects on the impact of a variety of teaching programs involving faculty and graduate students on enhancing teaching and learning. The centre is a collaborative partnership with the Faculty of Education.