Learner-centred Feedback The journal article was called ‘Using learner-centred feedback design to promote students’ engagement with feedback’. Student engagement with feedback is one of the major factors in ensuring feedback is effective. The article focusses on learner-centred feedback in encouraging student engagement and ultimately maximising the effectiveness of feedback. The study considered two postgraduate modules […]
Professional Identity The journal article was called ‘Teachers telling tales: the narrative mediation of professional identity’ and it was presented by the author, Julian Williams. It considered the biographical narrative of two successful maths teachers who had different approaches to teaching college students (16-19 year olds). John described himself as ‘traditional’ and Sally described herself […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.