Is what the teacher does more important than what they know? The 55 core behaviours of Transformational Educators

Dianne Burns and Judy Williams outlined the findings from the T-MAP research project which identified the 55 core behaviours of ‘transformational educators’.   During the masterclass they encouraged participants to reflect on ways in which they could adopt such behaviours and support colleagues to develop them too.

Working together

An enlightening talk from Jason Hall and Nicky High showcasing ways of working together through interdisciplinary education (combining two or more subjects), multidisciplinary learning (teaching two or more disciplines in parallel) and interprofessional education (two or more professional groups of students learn from and about each other).

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.

The learning environment and singing off the same song sheet

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.

Lessons Learnt from Major Infrastructure Projects

Peter Green gave an illuminating talk on his experience as the Teaching and Learning Academic Lead for the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) project.  As part of the project he considered ways to optimise the 191 teaching rooms in MECD to ensure they were fit for purpose in the current climate, for example, considering the […]

21st Century students – Learning@Lunch

In recent years, there has been an increased interest in the use of playful approaches in higher education. This encompasses a range of techniques and practices, from video games to Play Doh, and a way of reimagining learning design. This Learning@Lunch seminar, presented by Prof. Nicola Whitton from MMU, presents a model for playful learning […]

21st Century students

Students come to University with a wide range of experiences and strategies underpinning their learning. Some may encourage effective learning practices, but others may be problematic in some ways. Expectations of teaching and learning also vary considerably, presenting substantial challenges to University educators.

Large Group Teaching, 1 minute CPD

In these videos, Dianne Burns presents ideas for improving your large group teaching. Her tips cover organising your lectures, making your lectures unmissable, and bringing your large group teaching sessions to life. A list of references is also provided if you wish to find out more.