Tag Archives: communities of practice

HEA Monthly twitter chat

Why not get involved in  #HEAchat ? It’s a regular, open forum for HEA Fellows and non-Fellows to come together and share their experiences of teaching and learning in HE/FE. Each month the chat covers disciplinary or other issues relating to teaching and learning.

The next chat scheduled is Mind the Gap…How can we help commuter students get the most out of thir studies on 28 March.

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Nothing Works Everywhere: Evidence-Based Approaches To Learning And Teaching – A TILE Network Talk, 21 March

21 March 4pm Scrymgeour Building Room 2.12

The first in the series of talks arranged by the  new Teaching Innovation & Learning Enhancement (TILE) network at the University of Dundee will be presented by Mark Healy, Deputy Head, St Andrews High School, Coatbridge. TILE aims to bring  people from different disciplines and sectors together to discuss ways to improve education using evidence-based findings. It is a network of academics at uni, teachers at schools, educational developers, and science communicators. Learn more

In this talk, Mark will ask: What do we mean by an evidence base in education? Who gets to decide the canon of knowledge that sits behind the choice of evidence and why?

For example, why do aspects of Cognitive Psychology seem to reflect the zeitgeist of evidence base in schools, but perhaps not sociology, philosophy or anthropology? Why Cognitive Psychology and not Social Psychology or humanistic lenses on learning and teaching?

Mark will highlight some of the processes and scaffolds they have put in place at his secondary school and then also widen the dialogue to assert that reductionism to a sole lens of Cognitive Psychology may be helpful, but does not fully embrace all factors that influence effective approaches to learning and teaching.

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Call for Papers- University of Stirling L & T conference April 2018

Our collegues in Stirling have just announced the Call for Papers for their annual Learning and Teaching conference ‘Seeing things differently: learning, teaching and assessment practices in higher education’, which will take place at the University of Stirling on April 18th 2018.  The keynote address will be provided by Siân Bayne, Professor of Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, and also Assistant Principal for Digital Education www.sianbayne.net

Please click on the link below for the Call and all additional information. The deadline for abstracts is the 20th December 2017.

https://www.stir.ac.uk/ltconference/callforabstracts/

This is always a worthwhile conference and we would encourage you to submit and/or attend!

BYOD4L – Bring Your Own Devices for Learning

BYOD4L

Try something new this January with 5 days of connecting, communicating, curating, collaborating and creating with colleagues from across the UK and the rest of the world, beginning 16th January.

BYOD4L is a bite-size facilitated open course offered over 5 days for educators and students  in HE but also anybody else who would like to learn with us as to how we can utilise our digital devices for professional, lifelong and lifewide learning.

Full details here

Educational Developers’ Cookbook

Cooking

This is a fantastic resource drawn from the Educational Development community, collated by the Teaching Commons @ York

In the format of a cookbook, there are Starters (ice breakers), Main Courses (ideas for workshops and events) and Desserts (ways to obtain feedback or evaluation). Lorraine Anderson from CASTLE and Gaye Manwaring (ESW) have both contributed to this innovative collection of ideas.

Access the cookbook here

Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner – social learning theorists

Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner

This dynamic duo were keynote speakers at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s International Colloquium in April 2016. The organisers have now collated a collection of bite-sized videos of their visit which include the keynote, interviews and a CPS/CPD workshop.

This can be accessed here

For more information on the work of these globally-renowned theorists and consultants visit their website