Pedagogy Seminar Series -“Boosting student confidence through a growth mindset learning culture”

Wednesday 25th April 2018, 13:30-14:30, University Place 2.219

Delivered by:  Hellen Parra Florez

This session will provide tips and techniques for promoting student confidence based on Carol Dweck’s ground-breaking growth mindset theory. Topics will include:

  • An introduction to Carol Dweck’s growth mindset theory.
  • Growth mindset v fixed mindset.
  • Practical ways of boosting a growth mindset in students including praise and feedback, recognising learning abilities, merits of challenges and using the word “yet”.

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Masterclass – “Working with 21st Century students”

Thursday 26th April 2018, 09:30-12:30, Williamson Building G.33

Delivered by:  Professor Caroline Bowsher, Dr Jane Mooney, Jennie Blake and Elizabeth Wilkinson

This masterclass has been designed to run using a flexible and tailored approach to meet individual participant’s needs.  The masterclass will explore the experiences and expectations of students and how we can best support them through the learning environment.

Intended learning outcomes are:

  • Understanding how the student journey impacts on future learning experiences
  • Recognise the role of digital literacy as part of the student experience
  • Explore how students and staff bring different experiences to the learning environment

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May Events

Masterclass – “Teaching with Technology Showcase”

Thursday 3rd May 2018, 09:30-12:30, Williamson building  G.33

Delivered by:  Ian Miller, Laura Bond–Skyes, Rochelle Gunter, Ryan Metcalfe and Ewan Chamings

The masterclass will showcase how you can harness the technology available to support learning.

This workshop will include 6 short sessions from the FBMH eLearning Team, including demonstrations and active participation both before and after the masterclass.

Topics will include:

  • Digital mobile portfolois using Pebblepad
  • An interactive digital assessment and learning classroom experience using Nearpod
  • Engaging instruction with interactive video using Playposit
  • Quick, simple and meaningful online video tutorials – with robots! ISpring/Swivl
  • 360 Virtual tours and Pre-orientation visits using Roundme.
  • A new way of creating Exams using Ispring

Delegates will leave the session with a good understanding of:

  • The technologies available to allow them to explore change to support the way they may wish to teach.
  • How the technologies may work for them.
  • How to follow up and work alongside the eLearning team to help transform their teaching.

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Learning at Lunch- “Digital, the new normal?”

Thursday 17th May 2018, 13:00-14:00, Simon Building 4.50

Delivered by:  Dr Chrissi Nerantzi

In this session we will explore a range of digital and open practices, supported by social media technologies, that have been normalised within academic development and demonstrate the impact these immersive and diverse experiences have on academics and their students learning experience.

The intended Learning outcomes are:

  • Explore specific examples of normalised digital and open practices within academic development
  • Discuss the importance of pedagogical research to enhance and transform digital practices
  • Identify opportunities to use social media creatively informally and formally linked to institutional courses

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Pedagogy Seminar Series – “Student Partnerships: Co-created content and modules”

Thursday 31st May 2018, 12:00 – 13:00, Simon Building 4.50

Delivered by:  Dr Christine Rogers

Dr Christine Rogers will deliver a seminar which will explore some of the latest trends in student staff partnership in the curriculum. The session will cover some examples from the broader HE sector and some tips and guidance from her own experience of co-creating a module and the implementation and management of it. The final part of the session will be more interactive with discussion around perceptions of co-created curriculum and identifying opportunities.

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For further information, contact Seena Patel via or call +(0)161 275 1179.