Academy for Education and Professional Development

Pedagogic and Staff Development Programme

Category: Design and Delivery

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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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, Masterclass

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

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