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Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff
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Traditional lecturing methods and styles have been challenged and this has led to a change in student expectations of higher education teaching staff. This class provides an opportunity for participants to consider disciplinary perspectives on the main theories of how students learn, and by reflecting on this to consider what this might mean for their teaching practice. Participants will have an opportunity to practice and experience a number of teaching styles and methods, including google hangout, blended learning, peer observations etc. Finally, participants will be supported in considering how to design effective methods of assessment through taking an ‘Assessment for Learning’ perspective.
Sean has very helpfully created a ‘class pathway' so that you can see all of the key points in the class and I encourage you to put these dates in your calendar now so that you can allow time and space for participation when required. The document is in the Related Material Section below.
- The blue coloured sessions are flexible online activities and require you to work flexibly with your group and/or individually (as per activity instructions) on a series of learning activities.
- The orange coloured sessions are face-to-face and require you to attend a session at a defined day/time/place.
- The green coloured sessions are google hangouts – you will participate online, but at a defined day/time.
The class has been developed in close alignment with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), providing coverage across the framework. To support this alignment, learning objectives have been mapped to the dimensions of the framework (indicated in square brackets within the relevant sections).
This class has a value of 20 credits and is a compulsory class for all participants undertaking the Academic Practice and Learning & Teaching in Higher Education pathways of the SPARK programme.
- Reflect on their current practice in teaching, learning and assessment in terms of the wider higher education context, disciplinary influences, and institutional strategies and policies [K1, K2, K3, K6, V1, V2, V4];
- Critically reflect on theoretically-informed models of pedagogy from contemporary scholarship and research concerning learning, teaching and assessment in higher education and be able to apply this to the discipline and context in which they:
- teach, evaluating current practices and implementing appropriate enhancements [K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, V3, V4];
- Apply analytical frameworks to the discipline(s) in which they teach to identify barriers and opportunities for development and enhancement of the student experience [K1, K2, K3, K5, K6, V3];
- Learn from one another and engage in peer review of current practices; [K5, V3];
- Identify potential improvements and enhancements to current practice, including consideration of blended and online delivery formats [K2, K3, K4, V1, V2]; and
- Engage with a pedagogical community of practice which serves to enhance both the student experience and the disciplinary context [V1, V2].
Delivered By: Katy Savage & Sean Morrissey
PrerequisitesYou must submit an online application prior to attending this class to be fully registered.
Related MaterialsSean has very helpfully created a ‘class pathway’ so that you can see all of the key points in the class and I encourage you to put these dates in your calendar now so that you can allow time and space for participation when required. The blue coloured sessions are flexible online activities and require you to work flexibly with your group and/or individually (as per activity instructions) on a series of learning activities. The orange coloured sessions are face-to-face and require you to attend a session at a defined day/time/place. The green coloured sessions are google hangouts – you will participate online, but at a defined day/time.
When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk
A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.
*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.
**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.