teaching

A Wicked Challenge

Education is changing – but what does this look like in practice? What does the future of learning hold for students? At Bournemouth University we are responding to research that considers how teachers of the future will work with their classes. Drawing upon examples from fields as diverse as archaeology and nursing, Professor Debbie Holley, Professor Liz… Read more »

Open Access Book: Teaching and Technology

===Apologies for cross posting=== I am just writing to let you know about my new book publication with The University of Westminster Press which will be of particular interest to anyone working in Higher Education and teacher development. Essentially this is a story of teacher development in the context of a language centre in the… Read more »

How do you teach using textbooks? Have a say in a project exploring the future of the textbook

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Colleagues, your input to assist a National Teaching Fellow would be much appreciated: I’m part of a project looking at the use of textbooks in teaching, and I’m inviting you to participate in a survey to help us gain further understanding of the pedagogies and contexts in which textbooks are used. This survey is for… Read more »

Learning motivations and placement experience in HE

Dr James Gavin from the Department of Sport and Physical Activity delivered a CEL workshop today focusing on placement experience and the learning motivations of students. Based upon James’ recent paper, the workshop provided some useful insights into the changing learning motivations of students studying undergraduate degrees with (practice-based), and without (study-based) work placements. In… Read more »

What does research-informed teaching look like?

The HEA together with the University Alliance have issued a paper – a collection of case studies -which might help explain this. Given the REF’s new broader definition of impact and the TEF which has research-informed teaching as an indicator of quality this is certainly a useful and  timely read.          

‘The scholarship of learning, teaching and organizing in higher education’

Colleagues, A fantastic resource!   We’ve put together a virtual special issue, guest edited by Paul Ashwin and Didi Griffioen, consisting of a selection of articles related to ‘The scholarship of learning, teaching and organizing in higher education’ which is the central theme of the Higher Education Conference 2016.   Articles include:   The use… Read more »

Teach@BU

Obtaining a higher educational teaching qualification is an opportunity for both personal and organisational growth. It enables staff and the organisation to reflect back on their professional practice. Additionally, one of the BU 2018 KPIs is that 100% of academic staff should have either a recognised teaching qualification and/or a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship status…. Read more »

ARLG Eastern brings you “Lego in Teaching” with Andy Walsh

ARLG Eastern brings you “Lego in Teaching” with Andy Walsh   In this full day workshop, Andy Walsh will be running his (now famous) workshop on using Lego as a valuable teaching tool in library lessons. We will introduce briefly the concept of Lego® Serious Play® and carry out some exercises using these principles. Attendees… Read more »