Dr Charlie Ball, Head of HE Intelligence at Graduate Prospects, dispelled some myths surrounding the graduate jobs market. For example, suggestions that ‘everyone has a degree these days’ whereas 38% of the adult population currently have a degree (as at the end of 2017); and ‘there are no graduate jobs’ when the Annual Population Survey (APS) data […]
Caroline Bowsher gave a thought-provoking talk about the assumptions we make regarding assessment and feedback that can affect a student’s understanding or participation. We considered ways to demystify the process and Caroline shared some good practice from within the School of Biological Sciences.
Jennie Blake delivered a very practical session on how to incorporate different learning strategies into your teaching session in order to support student independence. Jennie has written a blog article detailing the process and strategies used during the session for those who missed out:
Dr Nicky Neilson outlined the lessons learned from the Masters of Egyptology programme as this developed from a face-to-face programme (in the 1970s) to a fully online programme that is due to start in September 2019. With 17% of all UK students completing a programme through distance learning, this is a growing market and something […]
For the September pedagogy seminar, Rachel Starkey led a discussion on the importance of reflective practice and the difficulties involved in its use as a teaching and learning tool. Her slides can be found below.
For the June 2017 pedagogy seminar, Alison Fisher led a discussion on how to encourage and monitor student attendance at lectures, seminars, and other face to face teaching and learning sessions. Her slides can be found below.
The monthly pedagogy seminar series was launched on 24th May by Caroline Bowsher. This first session focused on Caroline’s research into embedding active learning across the curriculum. Her slides can be found below.
Running in parallel to the main development programme, the Academy for Education and Professional Development also has a monthly pedagogy seminar series.