Open Lecture on Digital Capabilities

In last week’s Open Lecture, I had the opportunity to welcome a former colleague and friend from Plymouth University, who has been a pioneer in te field of learning technologies for over 20 years.  Steve Wheeler talked about ‘Literacies and competencies for learning in the digital age’. In his thought-provoking talk, Steve… Continue reading

Open Lecture on ‘Dismantling the Curriculum’

Our second Open Lecture on Teaching, Learning & Assessment for 2017-18 was on Critical Pedagogy. Prof Richard Hall from De Montfort University delivered a thought provoking talk, raising important issues about the increasing marketisation of HE and its negative impact on staff/students, as ‘it creates a narrative that catalyses ill-health or quitting and a rise in anxiety’.… Continue reading

Open Lecture on Learning Gain

Our initial Open Lecture for the 2017-18 academic year was on Learning Gain and was delivered by Prof Simon Lancaster from East Anglia University, who reflected on his personal experiences based on feedback from his own students but also from his participation to an institutional project on learning gain. Learning gain is often used to measure the learning… Continue reading

Save the date! Rosie Miles, Social Media, Play and the Gift of Teaching, 9th March 2017, 5-6pm

Save the date!  Rosie Miles, University of Wolverhampton Social Media, Play and the Gift of Teaching University of Greenwich, Stockwell St S11_0004 ​ 9th March 2017, 5-6pm Rosie Miles is Reader in English Literature and Pedagogy at the University of Wolverhampton, and also a poet.  Rosie has published books on… Continue reading

Save the date! Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield, Experiments in Learning

Save the date!  Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield Experiments in Learning Greenwich Campus, Queen Anne 080​ January 31st 2017, 5-6pm     Tom Stafford is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Sheffield. He is also the department’s Director of Public Engagement. His research focusses on learning… Continue reading

Simon Thomson: Don’t Flop When You Flip

This video can be seen alongside others from the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Open Lecture series and annual conferences on the EDU Vimeo channel. When we “flip” our classrooms it can be a daunting experience. There is a shift in emphasis from the “teacher” as knowledge provider (Sage on the Stage)… Continue reading

Dr Camille B. Kandiko Howson – Student Engagement and Teaching Excellence: Metrics for Enhancement

This video can be seen alongside others from the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Open Lecture series and annual conferences on the EDU Vimeo channel. Student engagement is becoming a key component of UK higher education. However, the term ‘student engagement’ covers many different areas, ranging from student representation, to academic study,… Continue reading

Dr Edd Pitt – Students’ utilisation of feedback: a cyclical model

This video can be seen alongside others from the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Open Lecture series and annual conferences on the EDU Vimeo channel. In this presentation, Dr Pitt proposes a conceptual cyclical assessment and feedback model which attempts to further understand the problematic nature of feedback within higher education. Whilst… Continue reading

Ellie Russell: Student engagement – the never ending story

This video can be seen alongside others from the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Open Lecture series and annual conferences on the EDU Vimeo channel. Engaging students as partners is a very popular concept but very challenging to make a reality. As such it is easy for partnership to become a buzzword… Continue reading