Creating interdisciplinary online learning resources in Research Methods

Fran Hooley (Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning) provided an insightful presentation on creating interdisciplinary online learning resources in research methods. The presentation outlines the current progress and showcases some of the examples of what the team is currently working on. Sharing findings from the ongoing project allowed the group to discuss the plan in more […]

Pedagogy Journal Club: June 2020

Emergency Remote Teaching The journal article was called ‘The difference between emergency remote teaching and online learning’. The article considered the difference between online learning which has a careful design process (usually around 6-9 months) and clear pedagogical approach, and emergency remote teaching which has been put together quickly (usually between 1 day and a […]

Pedagogy Journal Club: May 2020

Communities of practice The journal article was called ‘Problem-based learning in clinical bioinformatics education: Does it help to create communities of practice?’. The article considered a new part-time Masters programme established in 2013 training bioinformaticians for the NHS. Trainees on the programme are based in the NHS and come to the University campus for short […]

Pedagogy Journal Club: April 2020

University student satisfaction The journal article was called ‘A 10-year case study on the changing determinants of university student satisfaction in the UK’. The article looked at the National Student Survey (NSS) results over a 10-year period from 2007 to 2016. The research had the following aims: to assess the NSS as a tool for […]

Pedagogy Journal Club: March 2020

Teacher Dilemmas The journal article was called ‘Teacher dilemmas in challenging students in higher education’. The article considered the dilemmas teachers come across when challenging students which they used to develop a model of dilemma analysis. The paper raised interesting reflective thoughts around our own teaching and interactions and the group thought it would be […]

55 Behaviours of Transformational Educators

Dianne Burns and Judy Williams gave an interactive Masterclass based on their research findings which identifies the 55 core behaviours of ‘transformational educators’.  They encouraged participants to reflect on ways in which they adopted such behaviours and how they could support colleagues to develop them as well.  The session enabled participants to reflect on their […]

Pedagogy Journal Club: January 2020

Playful Learning The Journal article was called ‘Playful learning in higher education: developing a signature pedagogy’. The article encouraged activities to go beyond play or games as a means of enhancing engagement or increasing motivation as these can often have the reverse effect if overused. Instead it encouraged the use of a signature pedagogy to […]

Pedagogy Journal Club: December 2019

Straying into Education Publishing in your field versus pedagogical research The Journal article was called ‘Writing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Articles for Peer-Reviewed Journals’. It was chosen as an accessible well written and engaging article which identified the challenges but also ways one might approach writing for journals focussed on the Scholarship of Teaching […]

Teaching-focused Lecturer Network

Doron Cohen (Senior Lecturer) and Nick Weise (Lecturer) introduced their structure and concept of the new Teaching-focused Lecturer Network. The network provides a space for early career teaching focused staff to come together no matter what contract type they have (teaching focused, teaching and research or research only) to discuss common issues. The network is […]