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Learning through Listening: Creating open spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue

Free workshop at the University of Edinburgh on Monday 23 April

The event will explore pedagogies of listening and one-to-one communication that enable and facilitate learning from others through dialogue.  If you have an interest in enhancing the student experience through developing communication skills, interdisciplinary collaboration, dialogic approaches or education for sustainable development, this workshop will be of interest.

It gives an opportunity to explore the ways we teach communication skills in further/higher education to support collaboration, interdisciplinarity and inter-cultural exchange; try out a range of activities and resources aimed at developing environments for open and respectful conversations; and take part in discussions aimed at sharing and developing high quality learning and teaching practice for better communication skills.

Find out more, look at the draft programme, and book your place

The event draws on the resources and experiences of the HEFCE Catalyst funded teaching innovation project ‘Unmaking Single Perspectives: a Listening Project’ currently running at Keele University.

Image: By Ky CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via Flickr

How to Fail Your Research Degree Workshop

serious games

Wednesday 15 March, 14.00-15.30

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

In this workshop, Daisy Abbott of Glasgow School of Art will run an award-winning  serious game on “How to Fail Your Research Degree”. You will have the chance to play the game, and discuss how game-based learning can be effective in embedding research skills into practice. Whether you are a member of staff supervising student research, or a master’s or PhD student yourself, you will take away a better awareness of the risks and pitfalls that can affect a research degree, and the academic skills and activities required for success (or failure!).

To register, email capadmin@qmu.ac.uk

New to the concept of Serious Games? They offer a fun way to learn, and there is growing research into how games can be used in higher education (click here for an example)

Assessment and Feedback Workshop, 2 February 2017

University of bath

The Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Bath are holding a day’s workshop, open to all.

Topics covered will be:

  • Approaches to transforming assessment and feedback
  • Technology-enhanced feedback
  • MOOCs and online self-assessment
  • Student participation in assessment and feedback

More information can be found in this pdf (358KB): Day Workshop Assessment Feedback Bath 2017

Remember, CASTLE can help towards funding your attendance at such events – get in touch at castle@dundee.ac.uk