Research and evaluation of your own teaching can be difficult, but both are necessary to improve your practice and evidence the impact of your innovations. It can also be difficult to apply rigorous research methods to your own work, and to understand where the line is between simple evaluation and more in-depth research. This masterclass explains this difference and guides participants through the research process in more detail. The slides can be found below.
Category: My Teaching Practice
A good question is vital when conducting research on your own teaching as this defines your research project. In this video, Lucie Byrne-Davis gives some pointers to coming up with a good question that will help you to carry out meaningful research.
Our priority for July and August is Assessment and Feedback. The development activities for this session will explore how to prepare meaningful and effective assessments and how to provide students with useful feedback.
The resources this month will:
- Give you a brief introduction to ThingLink in a 1 minute CPD video. This online tool allows you to provide meaningful feedback that is not limited to text alone.
- a Masterclass on Monday 17th July, 1 – 4pm, delivered in partnership with the Higher Education Academy. See here for booking information. The HEA have provided copies of the resources used in the Masterclass.
- Learning@Lunch, Wednesday 26th July 12 – 1pm, led by Dr Harish Thampy. See here for booking information. A summary of the session, along with useful references, has been provided.
It can be difficult to find space in your diary for training courses, but there are simple ways to improve your teaching practice that do not require investing large amounts of time. Engaging in reflective teaching practice is one option. The video below provides a quick introduction to the subject.