Academy for Education and Professional Development

Pedagogic and Staff Development Programme

Category: Teaching Quality and Delivery (Page 1 of 2)

21st Century Students – Masterclass

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.

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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 as a pedagogic approach and a philosophy for teaching and learning.

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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.

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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.

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Large Group Teaching, Masterclass

In all teaching scenarios it is important to think about not only what you want the learners to achieve during the session, but also what the learning environment will be like and whether there are particular challenges which need to be addressed to ensure learning opportunities are optimised. Large group teaching can provide unique challenges to create student engagement and ownership of learning.

This highly interactive masterclass provided a forum to discuss the challenges and explore ways which have been used effectively to support and develop learning in large group scenarios. The resources used during the session are included below.

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Large Group Teaching

January’s programme focuses on the difficulties and opportunities posed by teaching large groups of students.

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Assessment and Feedback 2, Learning@Lunch

Jane Brooks and Joanne Timpson presented this seminar, describing how they worked collaboratively to reduce over-assessment of BNurs students by creating a streamlined assessment load across the unit. 

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Assessment and Feedback 2, Masterclass

October’s Masterclass looked at maximising deep learning in students. The slides from the session can be found below.

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Assessment and Feedback 2, 1 minute CPD

If you find it easier to speak your thoughts than to type them, you might find it helpful to use speech to text tools when creating feedback for your students. There are several options available, including some you may already have access to without realising it. In this video, we present some of the options and explains why you may need to be careful when using these tools.

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Assessment and Feedback 2

Assessment and Feedback  is the focus for October’s programme. We will look into different aspects of Programme and Curriculum design to ensure assessment and feedback are used effectively to support deeper student learning.

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