The session was led by Sally Hickson. The session focused on the principles of good assessment, the benefits of alternative assessment and the importance of including students in assessment design. At the beginning of the session, the group were asked ‘Why do we assess students?’, and answered on JamBoard – you can find their answers […]
Relationship between student attendance and academic achievement
Carol Mackintosh-Franklin (Postgraduate Divisional Lead) gave a thought provoking outline of her experience considering the relationship between attendance in class, use of Blackboard, personal motivation and final results. The University attendance policy states that students should attend all sessions and Carol considered the empirical evidence behind this both from reviewing the literature and her own […]
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.
Assessment and Feedback Masterclass
Alison Fisher began the Masterclass looking at effective feedback and blueprinting which is a method of constructing exams to ensure alignment with learning outcomes. Heidi Northover and Serena Tohurst Cleaver then considered different tools to assess professionalism in health care professions.
Thrive – Reflections on Wellbeing
Gemma Dale gave a thought-provoking session on the wellbeing opportunities available at the University along with some simple and practical ideas for improving wellbeing both in and outside of work. Further information is available as part of the links and PowerPoint presentation below:
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.
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.
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.
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.