Sam Rodgers, a Senior Lecturer in Nursing, lead a session on Decolonising the Curriculum, with a particular focus on work done by Keele Universities Decolonising the Curriculum network. Keele University defines Decolonisation as ‘the withdrawals from its colonies of a colonial power; the acquisition of political or economic independence by such colonies’, and also emphasised […]
Academic Advising – what could we do better?
Jennie Blake, Head of Teaching and Learning Development at the University of Manchester Library, delivered this interactive session focussing on academic advising and how to improve student support. Jennie discussed her project from the Institute of Teaching and Learning which highlighted issues surrounding academic advising especially; feeling unable to support students with health concerns, feeling […]
Pedagogy Journal Club: July 2021
Learning Environments The journal article was called ‘Learning environments preferred by university students: a shift toward informal and flexible learning environments’. The paper collected quantitative data from 730 students and qualitative data from 230 students attending a research University in Finland, Autumn 2015. Five main themes emerged around the learning environments preferred by these students: […]
Pedagogy Journal Club: November 2020
The journal article was called ‘Postdigital Education in Design and Practice‘ and it was presented by the author, Tim Fawns from The University of Edinburgh. The article considered the interdependence between technology and education i.e. learning is still learning whether you put an ‘e’ in front of it or not, and how technology is now […]
Pedagogy Journal Club: June 2020
Emergency Remote Teaching The journal article was called ‘The difference between emergency remote teaching and online learning’. The article considered the difference between online learning which has a careful design process (usually around 6-9 months) and clear pedagogical approach, and emergency remote teaching which has been put together quickly (usually between 1 day and a […]
Online Learning Toolkit
The below provides guidance on some of the main collaborative activities that can be used in online Learning. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Blogs: A blog is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and shared with other learners who can comment on each other’s blogs. Pedagogical benefits: Blogging can help learners prepare for written assignments by enabling […]
Feedback for reflection and personal development
Maria Regan (Senior Lecturer, Division of Medical Education) and Karen Heggs (Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work) delivered an interactive session focused on challenges to giving feedback on reflective practice and how these challenges could be overcome to provide students with feedback to develop as reflective practitioners. Participants considered whether a […]
Acknowledging Diversity Masterclass
Rebecca Farrington and Cath Prescott, alongside three students, led an open discussion on diversity and its impact on the learning environment. They shared some practical exercises to equip participants with tools to use in their daily lives.
Karen Heggs and Maria Regan gave an enjoyable Masterclass on Reflective Practice. They considered the meaning of reflective practice, the theoretical underpinnings for reflection, the challenges and barriers to reflection as well as the value of technology to facilitate reflection. Further information is available as part of their presentation below:
Teaching with Technology
This in-depth Masterclass was delivered in partnership with academic and eLearning colleagues. The aim was to give participants a greater understanding of different types of technology that could be used to facilitate teaching experiences and ultimately improve student experience.