Danielle Moed (she/her) joins us in a new shared role with Teaching Development, as the Educational Developer, Experiential Learning! In accordance with my belief that high-quality experiential learning is equity-centered, reflective, and reciprocal, Danielle strives to facilitate the development of equitable and inclusive EL opportunities that are mindful of stakeholder priorities, produce meaningful outcomes, and promote the positive development of personal, professional and community narratives. To do this, she likes to think “big”, while taking a reflective, evidence-based, and collaborative approach to my educational development work, leveraging expertise in EL pedagogy and best practices, to consult and guide faculty and course instructors through the full cycle of EL course development.
Most recently in her role of Experiential Learning Coordinator and previously Experiential Learning Educational Developer (Term Contract) at the University of Toronto’s Office of Experiential Learning and Outreach Support (ELOS) at the University of Toronto, she acted as a facilitator and co-designer, supporting faculty members in a variety of disciplines across the Arts & Sciences in the design of their EL courses and course components to promote the development of high-quality experiences. Danielle also co-developed and co-led the implementation of an Experiential Faculty Fellows Pilot Program to promote the expansion of high-quality experiential learning within the Faculty of Arts & Science.
Equity, diversity, inclusion, and access (EDIA) is at the heart of her course design and development process, and aims to weave elements of it throughout her work – from faculty consultation to resource development and beyond. As part of my commitment to EDIA in EL, she also co-authored a guide focused on the development of equitable and inclusive experiential learning practices (external link) targeted toward EL practitioners in higher education.
Prior to her tenure at ELOS, she was a Student Development Coordinator and Course Instructor within the Arts & Science Co-op Program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. In this role, Danielle focused largely on developing an inclusive co-op curriculum that promoted student development and success in key course learning objectives. She also spearheaded the integration of case-based learning within a co-op preparation course and led the development and integration of experiential learning projects in co-op curriculum, such as the Co-op Impact Project.
Danielle holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of Toronto and an Honours BA in Cognitive Science of Language from McMaster University. She has also completed post-graduate coursework in Career Development at Conestoga College and hopes to continue her journey of lifelong learning through further graduate studies in Curriculum and Pedagogy!