Pedagogy Journal Club: April 2022

The journal article was called ‘Social networks, social capital, social support and academic success in higher education: A systematic review with a special focus on ‘underrepresented’ students’. A systematic literature review which considers the social factors that affect academic success with a focus on underrepresented groups. The group began by discussing unexplained awarding gaps, and […]

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Academia

The session was led by Syd King (he/they), with guest speakers Daz Skubich (they/them), Doron Cohen (he/him) & Stacey McKnight (she/her). The session focused on the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusivity in academia, starting by defining some common LGBTQ+ related terminology & talking about the importance of Language, followed by getting people’s pronouns correct and what […]

Opportunities in Flipped Learning: Student Voice & Inclusive Curricula

The masterclass was run by Dr Nick Weise, from the Institute of Teaching & Learning, and covered student voice and inclusive curricula in flipped learning. The session covered the general principles of learning, including active, reviewing and passive learning and how to best encourage students to engage in both. Dr Weise mentioned students’ preference for […]

Pedagogy Journal Club: October 2021

Sense of Belonging The journal article was called ‘An Exploration into the Importance of a Sense of Belonging for Online Learners’. The article considers the importance of sense of belonging for postgraduates’ online education by exploring their lived experience through a small-scale qualitative study.  Through the research, three significant themes emerge that are important for […]

Supporting International Students – Challenges and Opportunities

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 […]

Relationship between student attendance and academic achievement

Carol Mackintosh-Franklin (Postgraduate Divisional Lead) gave a thought provoking outline of her experience considering the relationship between attendance in class, use of Blackboard, personal motivation and final results. The University attendance policy states that students should attend all sessions and Carol considered the empirical evidence behind this both from reviewing the literature and her own […]

Feedback for reflection and personal development

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 […]

Acknowledging Diversity Masterclass

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.

Integrated Interdisciplinary Innovations in Healthcare Science (i3hs) Project

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 […]