The session was led by Syd King (he/they), the Disabled PTO for the Students’ Union. Chair of the Disabled Students’ Society & Disability Representative for the National Union of Students and covered the topic of Accessibility in Academia. With 19% of students at the University of Manchester being DASS registered (and more being disabled), accessibility […]
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 […]
Pedagogy Journal Club: January 2022
The paper was ‘English as an Academic Lingua Franca: discourse hybridity and meaning multiplicity in an international Anglophone HE institution’ by Sami Alhasnawi. The paper considers data on English for special or academic purposes and how this shapes their classroom discussions. Attendees discussed the differences between understanding English, English as a Lingua Franca, and being […]
Supporting International Students – Challenges and Opportunities
Colleagues from International Relations, Counselling, the Students Union and Lecturers in FBMH delivered an interactive session alongside student participants on ‘Supporting International Students – Challenges and Opportunities’. The session was co-created and delivered by current students and colleagues from across the University. The session explored academic attainment, culture and culture values and transition issues as […]
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 […]
Seeing students as individuals
Adam Danquah, Sheila Fidler, Sarah Littlejohn, Hannah Marsden and Emma Willert delivered an interactive Masterclass exploring the psychological curriculum and strategic approaches within the University to support students academically and personally.
Reflections on Feedback
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.
Karen Heggs and Maria Regan gave an enjoyable Masterclass on Reflective Practice. They considered the meaning of reflective practice, the theoretical underpinnings for reflection, the challenges and barriers to reflection as well as the value of technology to facilitate reflection. Further information is available as part of their presentation below:
Teaching with Technology
This in-depth Masterclass was delivered in partnership with academic and eLearning colleagues. The aim was to give participants a greater understanding of different types of technology that could be used to facilitate teaching experiences and ultimately improve student experience.