Academy for Education and Professional Development

Pedagogic and Staff Development Programme

Category: My Teaching Practice

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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Undertaking research on your teaching, Masterclass

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.

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Undertaking research on your teaching, 1 minute CPD

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.

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Undertaking research on your teaching

The programme for December focuses on undertaking research on your teaching, from how to decide on a meaningful research question to understanding the benefits that such research can bring to your teaching practice.

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Assessment and Feedback

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:

Evidencing Excellence, 1 minute CPD

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.

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Evidencing excellence, Masterclass

This masterclass focused on how best to evidence your teaching excellence to enable you to put together a convincing case study for submission to one of the award schemes such as the Leadership in Education Awards Programme

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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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Evidencing Excellence

The priority for June is to explore and evidence teaching excellence. This month’s development activities will look into what is teaching excellence, and how you can successfully evidence the impact that you are having on enhancing the student experience.

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