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