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.
Fran Hooley gave an informative seminar highlighting learning from the Integrated Interdisciplinary Innovations in Healthcare Science (i3hs) Hub. As part of the session we all worked to develop our own Reusable Learning Objectives (RLO) and discussed how this could change the way we all work together on teaching activities. Further information is available in her […]
Gemma Dale gave a thought-provoking session on the wellbeing opportunities available at the University along with some simple and practical ideas for improving wellbeing both in and outside of work. Further information is available as part of the links and PowerPoint 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.
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.
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.
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.
The off-campus students’ project was developed 3 years ago after it was identified that retention and achievement levels at university were being affected by whether students chose to live at home rather than move into student housing. This group also intersects strongly with mature students, student parents and student carers who are given their own […]
The monthly pedagogy seminar series was launched on 24th May by Caroline Bowsher. This first session focused on Caroline’s research into embedding active learning across the curriculum. Her slides can be found below.