Review of Dave P. Thomas & Suhraiya Jivraj, eds. Towards Decolonising the University: A Kaleidoscope for Empowered Action (Oxford: Counterpress, 2020)

This book’s publication is timely: the murder of George Floyd in May 2020 acted as a catalyst for the intensification of many mass movements in search of racial justice in the USA, UK and beyond. Protests and campaigns spurred many institutions, including the University of Greenwich, to release ‘Black Lives… 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

Tailoring GOLD Guidance for Research Supervisors in Mathematical Sciences

As teaching excellence become part of the HE vocabulary and with university KPIs concerning teaching qualifications becoming a growing concern for all departments,  more colleagues are applying for fellowship via the Greenwich Opportunities in Learning Development framework (commonly referred to as the GOLD scheme) than ever before. The GOLD (Greenwich… Continue reading

SHIFT 2017: Annual Conference of Learning, Teaching & Assessment

SHIFT has always reflected our response to meeting challenges, enabling us to engage in professional development and share effective practice, innovative pedagogies and celebrate successes.  As in previous conferences, SHIFT 2017 will allow us to reflect on our own development needs and career aspirations as we start the new spring… Continue reading

Save the date: open lecture by Beverley Crooks, Brunel University Approaching Widening Participation in HE

Save the date!  Beverley Crooks, Brunel University Approaching Widening Participation in HE Greenwich Campus, Queen Anne 065​ December 8th 2016, 5-6.00pm   Dr Beverley Crooks, Widening Participation Officer, Brunel University London Beverley has worked in education for 30 years, first as a secondary school teacher, local education authority adviser and school… Continue reading

Supporting Reflective Writing

Martin Compton and Danielle Tran have been assembling and using materials designed to support reflective writing. These materials have been designed with trainee teachers, PGRs and lecturers on the PGCert. HE programme in mind but could be applicable to anyone who needs to write a reflective account of something but… Continue reading

Going for GOLD!

What is GOLD? The GOLD (Greenwich Opportunities in Learning and Development) Professional Development Framework provides a flexible route to professional recognition for all staff, whose role involves teaching or actively supporting learning. It is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Fellowship is recognised by the Higher Education Statistics… Continue reading