Is this course right for me?
Target Audience: This talk will be of interest to colleagues from across the University who are interested in developing their scholarship activity in a research-led institution.
Faculty of Science - Stories of Engagement, Empowerment, and Success
We start teaching in the way we were taught. I am old enough to have experienced a “traditional” university course pedagogical tight framing by single authority imparting knowledge, encouraging reproduction of ideas. Sound familiar? This is not who I want to be so I aim to do better. This talk will explore ways I have engaged students in their learning, granting them independence with opportunities to inject their own offerings into their studies. From peer-review (journal style) to student-directed project work, students are encouraged to be professional in their studentship, forming collegial-relationships, developing themselves according to their own interests, alongside developing their knowledge of chemistry. The talk will also explore how this facilitative approach has enabled me to empower others through network-formation, publication, and by being a role-model of a teaching specialist in a research-led institution.
Delivered By: Dr Jenny Burnham