Jo Hart and Lucie Byrne-Davis led a lunchtime session highlighting how the teaching scholarship and research forum (TSAR) can support colleagues undertaking research in teaching and learning. They considered ways that research could inform teaching as well as apporpriate methodology. Further information is available in their presentation below:
Judy Williams delivered a topical session on driving and leading change discussing the different stages of change using three models (Kulber-Ross, Lewin and Kotter). The group discussed their thoughts, feelings and behaviours at different stages of change and strategies to drive forward change at these different stages.
Polly Turner presented her experience from the MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health programme where reflective practice is a core component of the programme that is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Reflective practice is embedded throughout the programme and students record their reflections in an online portfolio (through PebblePad) that is then available to them […]
An enlightening talk from Jason Hall and Nicky High showcasing ways of working together through interdisciplinary education (combining two or more subjects), multidisciplinary learning (teaching two or more disciplines in parallel) and interprofessional education (two or more professional groups of students learn from and about each other).
Peter Green gave an illuminating talk on his experience as the Teaching and Learning Academic Lead for the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) project. As part of the project he considered ways to optimise the 191 teaching rooms in MECD to ensure they were fit for purpose in the current climate, for example, considering the […]
Dr Penny Haughan, PVC Student Life and Learning at Liverpool Hope University gave a thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking talk about raising standards through innovative practice. Examples included radical changes to timetabling, setting up communities of practice and ensuring all students receive information about careers and further study in their first week of tutorials.
Sally Hickson and Polly Turner gave some useful tips on encouraging deep learning through constructive alignment of the curriculum and formative feedback opportunities. They emphasised the notion that there should be no short cuts through the curriculum and students should go through the whole journey.
Prof Cathy McCrohan presented this seminar on the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning, explaining how the College operates and the benefits it can bring to a student’s education, employability, and ability to contribute to society. The slides for the session are available below.
In recent years, there has been an increased interest in the use of playful approaches in higher education. This encompasses a range of techniques and practices, from video games to Play Doh, and a way of reimagining learning design. This Learning@Lunch seminar, presented by Prof. Nicola Whitton from MMU, presents a model for playful learning […]
Jenny Silverthorne presented this month’s Learning@Lunch seminar, which looked at the difficulties that students may face in making the transition from their studies to the workplace, and why some of the common methods to ease this transition such as placements may not be as effective as expected. The very end of the seminar and some […]