Peter ArthurPeter Arthur, BEd MEd PhD (British Columbia)

Senior Instructor


OFFICE: EME 3149

PHONE: 250-807-9207

EMAIL: peter.arthur@ubc.ca



Research and Teaching Areas

  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Metacognition, Growth Mindset and Grit for Academic Success
  • Curriculum & Program Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Enhancing Learning with Technology

Background

From 2005 to December 2015, Dr. Peter Arthur was the Founding Director of the University of British Columbia Okanagan’s Centre for Teaching and Learning. As Director Peter led a team dedicated to leading and supporting teaching and Learning excellence on the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. Peter provided leadership and strategic direction with a particular focus on building an evidence-based teaching and learning culture.

Peter is currently on an administration leave and is sharing his expertise and passion for learning with educational institutions around the world. During this past academic year (2016/17) Peter facilitated over 50 presentations/seminars/institutes on student success, curriculum/program development, educational technology, and teaching and learning excellence at conferences and educational institutions around the world: University of California at Irvine, University of Queensland, University of Auckland, Georgia State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Saskatchewan and many more.

Peter’s expertise and passion also extends to instructional design and curriculum/program development. During this past year he created an evidence-based process and led the development of a new degree program for an external Canadian Higher Education institution. Furthermore, Peter facilitates many course design workshops and institutes for educators.

During the spring of 2017 Peter was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland.

Peter plans to return to the Faculty of Education January 2018. 

Invited Presentations

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. Faculty Innovation Center, University of Texas at Austin. Austin, United States.

Arthur, P. (2017). Public Seminar: Enhancing metacognition, grit, and growth mindset for student success, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. University of California at Irvine, Center for Engaged Instruction. Irvine, United States.

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. Georgia State University, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Atlanta, United States

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. St. Petersburg College, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Clearwater, United States.

Arthur, P. (2017). Keynote: Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. Provost Academy Conference. University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, United States.

Arthur, P. (2017). How students are using technology to support their learning. Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Arthur, P. (2017). Developing student grit. Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas. Dallas, United States.

Arthur, P. (2017). Scholarly Inquiry and Your Teaching. North Island College. Courtenay, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2017). Curriculum Review and Development. North Island College. Courtenay, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2017). Keynote: Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. North Island College. Courtenay, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2017). Keynote: Five strategies for academic and life success. Yukon College. Whitehorse, Yukon.

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing student grit for academic success. Yukon College. Whitehorse, Yukon.

Arthur, P. (2017). Designing courses, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation Academic Community of Practice. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Arthur, P. (2017). Curriculum design/redesign institute (4 days). University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Arthur, P. (2017). Course design, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Arthur, P. (2017). Authentic Aligned Assessment, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Arthur, P. (2017). Authentic Aligned Assessment, School of Business. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Arthur, P. (2017). Critical elements to include in any learning environment, School of Business. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Arthur, P. (2017). Critical elements to include in any learning environment, Faculty of Nursing. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Arthur, P. (2017). Authentic aligned assessment, Faculty of Nursing. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Arthur, P. (2017). Student Learning Strategies. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. (Student and Faculty Audience)

Arthur, P. (2017). Designing courses, Queensland Police Academy, Brisbane, Australia.

Arthur, P. (2017. Featured Presentation: Learning networks: Encourage students to create learning networks and leverage digital content to enhance learning. 7th Annual Education Technology Strategies Summit, Toronto, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2017). Keynote: Leveraging technology to engage students, enhance learning and make teaching more enjoyable! Strategies for Success in Accounting Education Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2017). Developing student grit for academic success. Yukon College. Whitehorse, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2017). Designing awesome courses. Yukon College. Whitehorse, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. Rutland Senior Secondary School. Kelowna, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2017). Implementing metacognition, grit and growth mindset in the classroom. Rutland Senior Secondary School. Kelowna, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2017). Supporting grit in the classroom. Rutland Senior Secondary School. Kelowna, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2017). Curriculum Design/Redesign Institute. Yukon College, Whitehorse, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2016). Curriculum Design/Redesign Institute. Yukon College, Whitehorse, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2016). Essential elements of instruction. University of British Columbia Land and Food Systems. Vancouver, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2016). Authentic aligned assessment. Selkirk College. Nelson, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2016). Authentic aligned assessment. Selkirk College. Castlegar, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2016). Developing student metacognition, grit and growth mindset. Selkirk College. Nelson, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2016). Developing student metacognition, grit and growth mindset. Selkirk College. Castlegar, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2016) Keynote: Enhancing metacognition, grit, and growth mindset for student success. Revelstoke School Division. Revelstoke, Canada

Arthur, P. (2016). Curriculum design retreat. Okanagan College. Kelowna, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2016). Curriculum design/redesign institute. Yukon College. Whitehorse, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2016). Bachelor of business administration degree program development visioning retreat. Yukon College. Whitehorse, Canada.
Arthur, P. (2016). Critically reflective educator. Selkirk College. Castlegar, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2016). Designing effective & innovative courses: Make your course awesome with course design principles. College of the Rockies. Cranbrook, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2015). Strategies to enhance student learning: Prelab videos, two stage lecture exams and other teaching approaches using technology. Botany 2015 International Conference. Edmonton, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2014). Design/Redesign Curriculum Development Institute. Carnegie Mellon Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation. Pittsburgh, United States. Arthur, P. (2013). Open Access Issues and Trends. Thompson Rivers University. Kamloops, Canada.

Arthur, P., Evans, J. & Wiley, D. (2008). Network learning - seeing through the cloud, UBC Town Hall, Vancouver, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2006). The digital revolution; it's only just begun! The Canadian Library Association's 61st Annual Conference & Trade Show. Ottawa, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2006). Keynote: Learner-Centred instructional design. Okanagan College Learning Conference. Kelowna, Canada.

Conference Presentations

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Lilly Conference. Anaheim, United States.

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. 36th Annual Conference on the First Year Experience. Atlanta, United States.

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference. Tampa, United States

Arthur, P. (2017). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Lilly Conference. Austin, United States

Arthur, P. (2016). Enhancing metacognition, grit, and growth mindset for student success. 23rd National Conference on Students in Transition. New Orleans, United States.

Arthur, P. (2016). Examining how transitioning students are using technology to learn. 23rd National Conference on Students in Transition. New Orleans, United States.

Arthur, P. (2016). Strategies to enhance metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success., International Conference on Learning, Teaching and Student Success. Bozeman, United States.

Arthur, P. (2016). Strategies to enhance metacognition, grit, and growth mindset for student success. COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research) Conference, Whitehorse, Canada

Arthur, P. (2016). Students are independently leveraging technology to enhance their learning in higher education. COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research) Conference, Whitehorse, Canada

Hunt, G., Arthur, P., & Roll, I. (2016). Designing a scholarly inquiry project. Festival of Learning. Vancouver, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2016). Enhancing metacognition, grit and growth mindset for student success. School District 23 Annual Professional Development Day. Kelowna, Canada.

Arthur, P., Hunt, G., & Chu, S. (2015). Online student ratings of instruction response rates. Professional & Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), San Francisco, United States.

Arthur, P. & Knaack, L. (2015). Student learning success in new online learning environments: Developing self-directed learners. TECH-Ed Conference, Washington State University. Arthur, P. (2015). Student learning success in flexible learning environments: Developing self-directed learners, COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research) Conference, Victoria, Canada

Arthur, P. (2015). Student development of learning networks to enhance learning. COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research) Conference, Victoria, Canada

Arthur, P. (2015). Symposium on Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education. Integrating metacognitive curricular interventions into the undergraduate curriculum, Vancouver, Canada

Arthur, P., Hunt, G., Chu, S., Knaak, L. (2015). Leadership to advance scholarly teaching at post-secondary institutions. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Vancouver, Canada.

Hunt, G., Arthur, P., Chu, S., Knaak, L. (2015). Solving the puzzle of learning outcomes and curriculum: How do the pieces fit?. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Vancouver, Canada.

Arthur, P., Hunt, G. (2015). Student evaluation of teaching response rates. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Vancouver, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2014). Integrating metacognitive strategies into the curriculum to support students in becoming self-directed learners. International Conference on Improving University Teaching, Vancouver, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2014). Student development of personal learning networks. International Conference on Improving University Teaching, Vancouver, Canada.

Arthur, P., Chu, S., Dawson, T., Knaak, L. & Hunt, G. (2014). Collaborative leadership in teaching and learning: A regional effort to make a difference in working together. Educational Developers Caucus. Calgary, Canada.

Arthur, P., Hunt, G., & Knaack, L. (2013). Emerging trends in post-secondary education: Implications for the sustainability of teaching centres. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Cape Breton, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2013). Graduate courses on teaching: Components and challenges. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Cape Breton, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2012). How students create learning networks and leverage digital content to enhance learning. Educational Technology Users Group. Vancouver, Canada.

Hunt, G., Arthur, P., & Hurren, H. (2012). SoTL portal – connecting researchers. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Montreal, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2011). An examination of how students create learning networks and leverage digital content to enhance learning. International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain.

Hurren, H., Arthur, P., & Hirtz, J. (2011). Just in time course design. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Saskatoon, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2010). Enhancing the online scholarly research environment: Evaluating the tools. International Conference on E-Learning, Penang, Malaysia.

Arthur, P. (2009). Live classrooms/online conferencing. Educause Western Regional Conference, San Francisco.

Arthur, P. (2007). Reading research online: Ways of enhancing scholarly reading environments. International Public Knowledge Project Scholarly Publishing Conference 2007, June 2007

Rivkin, S., Arthur, P., & Chapman, R. (2004). Working together to improve child welfare practice. Canadian Association of Distance Education. Toronto, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2003). WebCT: Enhancing the regular classroom. Business Educators’ and Commerce ArticulationConference. Kelowna, Canada.

Arthur, P. (2003). LearnLinc: Creating a virtual classroom. Educational Technology Users Group – Spring Workshop on Educational Technology. Merritt, Canada.

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