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.
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:
Polly Turner presented her experience from the MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health programme where reflective practice is a core component of the programme that is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Reflective practice is embedded throughout the programme and students record their reflections in an online portfolio (through PebblePad) that is then available to them […]
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 […]
Prof Cathy McCrohan presented this seminar on the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning, explaining how the College operates and the benefits it can bring to a student’s education, employability, and ability to contribute to society. The slides for the session are available below.
This masterclass was divided into four groups, focusing on digital literacy, assessment and feedback, careers, and what instructors bring to the learning environment. Resources will be made available here, alongside the introductory slides.
Jenny Silverthorne presented this month’s Learning@Lunch seminar, which looked at the difficulties that students may face in making the transition from their studies to the workplace, and why some of the common methods to ease this transition such as placements may not be as effective as expected. The very end of the seminar and some […]
Due to strike action at the University, several sessions in the staff and pedagogic development programme had to be rescheduled. This mainly affected the sessions on developing professionalism in students. As material becomes available, it will be added to this page. In this section, Jenny Silverthorne presented the Learning@Lunch session on Teaching and Learning about […]
The Digital Literacy Learning@Lunch seminar was recorded for those who were unable to make it to the session. You can find the video on this page.
Talking the Digital Habitat into Being This seminar, the first in the Learning@Lunch series, is given by Andrew Whitworth, Director or Teaching and Learning Strategy, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester.