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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Will Holmes gave a thought provoking seminar on giving good feedback and how this affects student satisfaction. He used the Johari window to illustrate the blind spots a student might have and the importance of identifying these for the student’s development.
Fran Hooley gave an informative seminar highlighting learning from the Integrated Interdisciplinary Innovations in Healthcare Science (i3hs) Hub. As part of the session we all worked to develop our own Reusable Learning Objectives (RLO) and discussed how this could change the way we all work together on teaching activities. Further information is available in her […]
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 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: