Academy for Education and Professional Development

Pedagogic and Staff Development Programme

Category: Learning@Lunch

Inter-professional education – Learning@Lunch

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.

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21st Century students – Learning@Lunch

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 as a pedagogic approach and a philosophy for teaching and learning.

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Developing professionalism in students – Learning@Lunch

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 discussion was unfortunately missed by the podcasting system as the session ran somewhat longer than expected.

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Assessment and Feedback 2, Learning@Lunch

Jane Brooks and Joanne Timpson presented this seminar, describing how they worked collaboratively to reduce over-assessment of BNurs students by creating a streamlined assessment load across the unit. 

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Student Experience, Learning@Lunch

The off-campus students’ project was developed 3 years ago after it was identified that retention and achievement levels at university were being affected by whether students chose to live at home rather than move into student housing. This group also intersects strongly with mature students, student parents and student carers who are given their own focus within the project.

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Assessment and Feedback, Learning@Lunch summary

Harish Thampy has provided a summary of the Learning@Lunch session on Assessment & Feedback. This can be found below, along with links to the papers that are referenced.

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Assessment and Feedback, Learning@Lunch


The Academy for Education and Professional Development would like to invite you to:

Learning@Lunch: Assessment and Feedback, Wednesday 26 July, 12-1pm, Roscoe Building Room 1.001

Dr Harish Thampy (Associate Lead for Assessment, MBChB Programme) will deliver this seminar exploring recent advances and innovations in the field of assessment.

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Evidencing Excellence, Learning@Lunch

Professor Stephanie Marshall (CEO Higher Education Academy) delivered this seminar on Teaching Excellence and how to evidence the impact that you are having.

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Digital Literacy, Learning@Lunch recording

The Digital Literacy Learning@Lunch seminar was recorded for those who were unable to make it to the session. You can find the video on this page.

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Digital Literacy, Learning@Lunch

Talking the Digital Habitat into Being

This seminar, the first in the Learning@Lunch series, is given by Andrew Whitworth, Director or Teaching and Learning Strategy, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester.

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