Teaching & Learning
At McMaster, we’re advancing human and societal health and well-being. We do that through innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
Combined with groundbreaking research and a commitment to collaboration, faculty, staff and students are working together to find creative solutions to complex challenges.
We’re pioneers of problem-based learning – a unique, hands-on approach to learning that originated in our medical school in 1969 and has been adopted throughout the university and around the world.
McMaster is best known for our pioneering work in problem-based learning, which began in our medical school in 1969 and has been adopted across the world.
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Teaching & Learning Strategy
The implementation of the Strategy will impact how students learn, how instructors teach, and how staff support teaching and learning activities.
History of Teaching Innovation at McMaster
Starting with our founding in 1887, innovation in teaching and learning has been woven into the fabric of McMaster since the beginning.
Awards and Grants
Our instructors have received national, international and university recognition for their work in the classroom and beyond. They have consistently innovated teaching and learning at McMaster and beyond, with the support of internal and external grants.
McMaster's Strategic Plan 2021-2024
The second priority in McMaster’s Strategic Plan is Teaching & Learning. This priority focuses on supporting innovation, elevating teaching as a professional discipline, and equipping our students with the skills needed to make transformative impacts.
Teaching & Learning Resources
Community-engaged Learning Learn More
At McMaster, we know that engaged learning also happens outside the classroom, lab and studio. In order for students to solve real-world challenges, they need to learn from and with the communities who are already facing those problems.
Remote Learning Resources for Students Learn More
Discover the remote learning technology available for students, from web conferencing platforms to collaboration tools. Tips and support for remote learning can also be found on the Student Success website.
Remote Learning Resources for Instructors Learn more
Find resources for planning remote courses, information on training events, a list of supported technology and tips for remote assessment.
Open Online Learning Learn More
A collection of the Massive Open Online Courses that were created or supported by McMaster University. These courses are available to anyone around the world.
Meet our Faculties
McMaster’s six Faculties report into the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
News & Updates
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McMaster invests in teaching and learning innovation and implementation projects
Teaching & Learning, Teaching Excellence
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New Acting Dean Appointed for the Faculty of Engineering
Office of the Provost, Teaching Excellence
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Ameil Joseph to hold Social Sciences’ first professorship in equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigenous strategies
Meet Our Teaching & Learning Leaders
Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) - Kim Dej
The Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) is responsible for developing and coordinating policies and practices with respect to undergraduate education.
University Librarian - Vivian Lewis
The University Librarian is responsible for managing all operations of the McMaster University Library and is a member of the Senior Management Team of the University. The McMaster University Library is comprised of three libraries including the Mills Library (Social Sciences/Humanities), the Innis Library (Business) and the Thode Library (Science/Engineering).
Director (McMaster Museum of Art) - Carol Podedworny
Reporting to the V.P. Academic, McMaster University, and as a member of the management team, the Director and Curator, McMaster Museum of Art (MMA) is responsible for the overall operations of the Museum and for the creative management of this unit within the mandate and policies approved by McMaster University.