CSED PROGRAMME 2017-18 CSED PROGRAMME 2017-18

Within this section:

THIS PAGE: INNOVATION & BEST PRACTICE
PAGE 2: ROLE-SPECIFIC TRAINING, REGULATIONS
AND POLICY
& TEACHMEETS

INNOVATION & BEST PRACTICE INNOVATION & BEST PRACTICE

 

ADVISING STUDENTS

Date and time: Tuesday 3 October 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm

Venue: Council House, Committee Room 2

Repeated: Thursday 5 October 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm

Repeated: Tuesday 9 January 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: David Thurkettle, Jane Amos, STS

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


These sessions are for new advisors who are required to have training, and for others who would like to refresh their practice. Regardless of how many advisees you have, this session benefits you and your students, outlining the advisory system, the role of advisor, boundaries and confidentiality, student responsibilities, and referral to support services. The majority of the session involves discussion of case studies, some of which cover difficult and challenging subject matters.

 
 

BEST PRACTICE IN RESEARCH SUPERVISION: SCI/FMH

Date and time: Tuesday 19 September 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: ARTS, 2.03

Repeated: Wednesday 22 November 2017, 1.00-4.00pm

Venue: Queens Building, 0.08

Repeated: Tuesday 23 January 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council House

Repeated: Thursday 24 May 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Elizabeth Fry Building, 01.10

Facilitator: Kenda Crozier, HSC, Alastair Grant, ENV

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


All supervisors of PGR students are required to update their skills and knowledge every three years. This interactive session enables those in SCI and FMH to consider their style of supervision and reflect on key issues in the student journey. We focus on admissions, induction and training needs analysis, progress monitoring and successful completion. We discuss and explore, through case studies, how the UEA processes can be used to effectively manage PGR student concerns.

 
 

ENGAGING STUDENTS WITH MATHEMATICS 

Date and time: TBC

Venue: TBC

Facilitator: Robert Jenkins, NBS

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

Many students have mathematics, and increasingly statistics, as part of their course. Many of these find this challenging personally and intellectually.  This session highlights reasons why students disengage with mathematics to start with and how this can be addressed through teaching choices.  The workshop offers the chance for colleagues to explore methods and approaches for supporting students with maths including resource design, embedding support and how to encourage engagement.  This is especially useful to those teaching mathematics outside of MTH and to those students who find mathematics and statistic challenging.

 
 

ENHANCING LECTURES WITH PROCESS TIMES  

Date and time: Friday 23 March 2018, 9.30-10.30am

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Matthew Moreland, HSC

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


Students need space and means to process new content, yet practically integrating such opportunities within the lecture environment can be challenging. In this session, we consider one such possibility which can be deployed in any lecture: a simple strategically-timed 3-minute slide with a range of activities targeting lower- and higher-order engagement. The Facilitator’s student-informed development of this tool is presented for discussion and further refinement and tailoring.

 

FACILITATING ACTIVE LEARNING IN THE LECTURE THEATRE

Date and time: Monday 16 October 2017, 2.00-4.00pm

Repeated: Monday 23 October 2017, 2.00-4.00pm

Venue: JSC 3.02

Facilitator: Fabio Arico, ECO, Paul McDermott, PHA

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


The UEA Learning & Teaching Strategy places emphasis on maximising the value of the contact time we have with our students.  This workshop identifies the pedagogical rationale and benefits of effective student engagement and active, participative learning.  The workshop draws on examples of practice and ‘impact’ from other universities, as well as practice in different Schools at UEA.  It also provides an introduction to a range of technologies and tools that can support the use of ‘active learning’ during contact time.  Staff can take away from this workshop simple strategies and tools to enable them to successfully employ an ‘active learning’ approach in their own teaching.

 

FACILITATING WEBINARS

Date and time: Wednesday 22 November 2017, 12.30-1.30pm

Venue: ARTS 1.03

Facilitator: Florence Dujardin, CSED

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


Online seminars (‘webinars’) can play a part in keeping students engaged when they are learning off campus - on placement or on extended stay-abroad visits. This mode of online engagement calls for technical and interpersonal skills so that students have a positive learning experience. Webinars include information and performance and while the information elements are straightforward, paying attention to online presence and online activity requires attention. We outline the pedagogical potential of webinars and give practical guidelines for preparing, delivering and sharing the webinar. We consider the technologies and the facilitation style needed for an engaging online event.

 

 

HEA FELLOW/SENIOR FELLOW APPLICATION WORKSHOP

Date and time: Wednesday 13 December 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm

Repeated: Wednesday 13 December 2017, 2.00-5.00pm

Venue: Queens 0.09

Repeated: Wednesday 9 May 2018, 10.00am-1.00pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, Council House

Repeated: Wednesday 9 May 2018, 2.00-5.00pm

Venue: Queens, 0.09

Facilitator: Phil Long, CSED

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


This short course is aimed at all staff who are considering making a direct application to become either a Fellow or Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The course introduces prospective Fellows to the process of application and outlines the writing retreats which are offered to help Fellow/Senior Fellow applicants find the time and space to complete their application.


INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING AT UEA: THE BASICS

PART 1

Date and time: Monday 2 October 2017, 1.00-3.00pm

Repeated: Friday 20 October 2017, 1.00-3.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Clive Matthews, ADTP

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

Additional Information: Participants taking Part 1 are expected to take Part 2.


University teaching can be bewildering for new staff, especially those new to UK teaching. This workshop provides a quick overview of some policies and expectations, including the university’s strategy on teaching, the current HE environment (including TEF), marking and moderating coursework, student evaluation etc. Parts 1 and 2 are aimed primarily at recently appointed staff, although those with more experience are welcome.

 

PART 2

Date and time: Monday 2 October 2017, 3.00-5.00pm

Repeated: Friday 20 October 2017, 3.00-5.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Clive Matthews, ADTP, Alicia McConnell, ITCS

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

A ‘crash course’ on key technologies. We use examples from UEA’s diverse and innovative practice to show how Blackboard (Bb) is a powerful tool to support blended learning.  We discuss how to get the most out of the forum tools and test your imagination with automated quizzes. We entertain, delight and inform with the capacity of Bb to support learning and show how to share social media through seamlessly embedding links.


 

MARKING AND MODERATING COURSEWORK

Date and time: Thursday 12 October 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Repeated: Tuesday 20 February 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, iLab, 1.11

Facilitator: Clive Matthews, ADTP

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

Most academics mark and moderate coursework and in this workshop we consider how the effectiveness of these processes can be maximised, what we are trying to achieve when we mark work, the skill-sets required, and how to use criteria like those in the Senate Marking Scales to develop students’ assessment literacy and achieve consistent marks.  We explore the Policy on Moderation and Double Marking, the moderation processes, and other ways to develop and apply a shared and consistent understanding of marking criteria.  We consider best practice in feedback and feed-forwards, and the benefits of online marking and feedback.  We also explore student options if they are unhappy with a mark. And we explain the role of the Learning & Teaching Service in supporting the marking and moderation process.  The workshop is for all academic staff to share expertise and experience.

 

INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT 

Date and time: Wednesday 24 January 2018, 1.00-4.00pm

Venue: Queens, 0.08

Facilitator: Sandra Gibson, MED

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


This course is for those involved in the design or contributing to the writing of assessments. It introduces the key principles of good assessment design. Participants: enhance their understanding of the key principles of assessment design (validity, reliability, feasibility, and freedom from bias/differential functioning); consider when different item types are best suited to help students achieve learning outcomes, and review their strengths and weaknesses; review different marking formats/standard setting; design basic assessment metrics taking into account facility, discrimination, reliability measures and point biserial.

 

 

ASSESSING ASSESSMENT 

Date and time: Monday 19 March 2018, 1.00-4.00pm

Venue: Council House, Committee Room 2

Facilitator: Sandra Gibson, MED

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


This course is for those who are involved in the design or contributing to the writing of assessments. It introduces the key principles of underpinning the evaluation of assessment. Participants wishing to explore advanced analytic approaches to assessment design and monitoring can explore various psychometric techniques, including: Classical Test Theory, including basic assessment metrics and error reduction; Item Response Theory (IRT), including Rasch analysis and computer adaptive testing; Generalizability Theory, including facets, G-studies, D-studies; Bayesian Modelling and its use in assessment.

 

ORGANISING AND MANAGING A MODULE

Date and time: Wednesday 11 October 2017, 2.00-4.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Ben Milner, CMP

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


The organisation and management of a module is key in students achieving its learning outcomes and being satisfied. In three sections we examine how a module can be organised and managed successfully:

  • Good organisation and management of a module. We look at data from the National Student Survey, student module feedback and good honours
  • Student feedback case studies. We look at real examples of student module feedback, good and bad, to identify strengths and weaknesses in the module’s organisation and management
  • This section pulls together knowledge from the first two sections to create important points and actions to consider when planning and running a module.


 

PERFORMANCE ELEMENT OF LECTURING

Date and time: Tuesday 7 November 2017, 9.30am-5.00pm

Repeated: Thursday 8 March 2018, 9.30am-5.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Stewart Theobald

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

This workshop is of particular benefit to those lecturing to larger groups and includes techniques for preparing physically, vocally and mentally to enhance your delivery skills. The course includes:

  • Performance techniques
  • Making emotional and intellectual connections with your audience
  • Voice projection
  • Posture and body language
  • By using all of the above, holding your audience’s attention.

Stewart trained and worked as an actor and specialises in delivering voice and performance skills training at universities.

 

 

PERFORMANCE ELEMENT OF LECTURING: ONE TO ONE COACHING

Date: Monday 6 November 2017

Repeated: Wednesday 9 May 2018

Time: One hour slots between 9.15am-5.30pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Stewart Theobald

How to book: To book a session please contact Tim York, ext 2215, t.york@uea.ac.uk

 

In these confidential, hour-long, one-to-one meetings, Stewart works with you to address your specific needs. He often covers body language, and exercises to reduce vocal strain and improve vocal range, variety and clarity. This all helps to gain and hold an audience’s attention, make a positive initial impact, and keep control of difficult situations.

 

 

PGR ACADEMIC APPEALS AND COMPLAINTS

Date and time: Tuesday 20 March 2018, 2.00-4.30pm

Venue: Queens Building, 0.08

Facilitator: Vivien Easson, Melanie Steele, PGR Office, Nick Watmough, BIO

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

Although the numbers of PGR Academic Appeals and Academic Complaints remain low each year it is important that those colleagues who may deal with them, at both the informal and formal stages, receive the necessary briefing and support to enable them to do so.

 

 

USING PODCASTS IN TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT 

Date and time: Wednesday 28 February 2018, 12.30-2.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Florence Dujardin, CSED

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


This course is for lecturers interested in using audio podcasts to support teaching, learning and assessment. Students generally respond positively to the greater nuance of spoken comments compared with written materials. We help you get started with podcasting as an alternative and efficient way of enhancing student learning. This versatile medium can be used to:

  • create learning materials
  • enhance the student experience of receiving feedback (particularly for formative purposes)
  • give students opportunities to create and edit digital media

We outline the pedagogical potential of podcasting, give practical guidelines for producing audio feedback and give the opportunity to create audio using your own laptop, phone, or tablet. 

Participants need to bring:

  • a laptop and a headset including a microphone, or a phone/tablet with earbuds
  • audio recording app; for example:
  • on laptops: Audacity
  • on iPhone/iPad: e.g. Pro-audio or similar
  • on Android: e.g. Rev Voice Recorder or similar

 

 

PROVIDING EFFECTIVE COURSEWORK FEEDBACK

Date and time: Wednesday 8 November 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm

Repeated: Tuesday 13 March 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, iLab, 1.11

Facilitator: Clive Matthews, ADTP, Becca Westrup, EDU

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


Feedback is one of the key components to student learning. It is important, therefore, that feedback be maximally effective to achieve these student benefits. This session covers some of the key findings within the extensive research literature on feedback and provide examples of good practice at UEA. Topics include:

Feedback as a dialogic process – how to engage students in an understanding of academic judgement; the content of feedback – what students need to know and what they may want to know; the role of formative and summative assessment including the distinction between “feedforward” and “feedback”; the structure of feedback – e.g. the “feedback sandwich”; the language of feedback; the university policy on remarking.


 

SUPERVISING UG AND PGT DISSERTATIONS

Date and time: Friday 6 October 2017, 9.30am-12.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Neil Cooper, PSY, Helen James, BIO

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


Why do we require students to undertake dissertations and extended projects? How can we help them to develop research and writing skills? How should we assess dissertation students – just by the dissertation, or using other means of formative and summative assessment? What kind of feedback is most helpful and when should we provide it? What are the ethical considerations we need students to consider? Which students benefit most from a dissertation and what impact does it have on degree outcomes?

These are some of the questions explored to maximise the benefits to students of engaging with dissertations and extended projects.

 

TEACHING FOR CRITICAL THINKING

Date and time: Thursday 1 March 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, iLab, 1.11

Facilitator: Chris Bishop, STS

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

Students are often told of the importance of ‘thinking critically’ but frequently complain that they do not understand what it means.  In this interactive workshop you can reflect on what critical thinking means to you and in your discipline and how best to communicate this to students. Participants explore ways for academic staff to maximise opportunities in their teaching to help students understand what critical thinking is, why it is important and when and how they can do it.

Teaching for Critical Thinking

 

TEACHING WRITING

Date and time: Wednesday 31 January 2018, 2.00-5.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Learning Enhancement Tutors, STS

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

In this interactive workshop we explore approaches to help students become more independent and effective writers whatever their level of study or educational and cultural background. We share a range of practices to help foster writing self-efficacy and promote a positive sense of wellbeing. The session is led by Learning Enhancement Tutors drawing on research around academic writing and resources available for lecturers and students.

‘Understanding what makes good academic writing is essentially tacit knowledge – something that we know but is hard to express.  Such knowledge can’t be ‘told’ to students.  It is only really learnt through participation, observation, imitation, and dialogue’ (Bloxham, 2014).

 

USING MUSICAL PARODIES IN LECTURES TO ENHANCE LOWER ORDER-PLUS SKILLS  

Date and time: Tuesday 13 February 2018, 9.30-11.30am

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Matthew Moreland, HSC

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

‘Lower-order’ skills (such as recalling, classifying, exemplifying) are often overlooked as we guide students towards ‘higher-order’ analysis and evaluation, yet most courses and professions require both. Music can be a useful pedagogical tool for supporting a wide range of students’ skills, and on this practical course we specifically consider the benefits of using musical parodies in lectures. We review some of the evidence base for this award-winning innovative teaching method and discuss practical tips for its application, before drafting new parodies and performing them. Good singing voices are not prerequisite!


 

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Date and time: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 9.30-11.30am

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Anthony Jermy, NSC

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


The exponential growth of social media and ubiquitous use of mobile technology has changed the way our students network, communicate, find and share information.  We look at recent experience of using social media in the Health Faculty to drive and enhance student engagement in study more generally.

 

VOICE AND PRONUNCIATION

Date and time: Wednesday 22 November 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm

Repeated: Wednesday 22 November 2017, 2.00-5.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Stewart Theobald

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

A particularly helpful course if English is not your first language. We look at the differences and similarities between your natural accent and that of standard English, not to change your accent dramatically but to enable you to be easily understood. We:

  • Examine how and why we sound the way we do
  • Work on vowel and consonant pronunciation
  • Look at rhythm and inflection
  • Practice standard English vowel sounds
  • Perform exercises for relaxation, breathing and resonance placement
  • Work with phonetic symbols and sounds

The aim is to enable you to incorporate standard English pronunciation into your speech, building clarity while maintaining aspects of your natural accent.

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING UNCONFERENCE 

Date and time: Monday 18 December 2017, 1.00-3.00pm

Venue: Queens, 0.08

Facilitator: Florence Dujardin

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


An 'unconference a very loosely structured conference focusing on the exchange of ideas on various themes. There will be no formal presentation but instead, conversations will be facilitated by 'anchors' who will choose their own topic.

Some of the University and National Teaching Fellows at UEA have kindly agreed to be 'anchors' who will facilitate conversations. They will do a very short talk (3-5 minutes) about their area of interest in learning and teaching, and then invite participants to share what they do or would like to do in a topic area, what successes and/or concerns they have. After 15-20 minutes we’ll ask participants to move along to another anchor and another topic.

We have the following topics agreed so far:

  • Educake
  • Promoting discussion in seminars
  • Creating participatory-democratic learning spaces
  • Making the transition from professional to Higher Education lecturer
  • Teaching mathematics to the unwilling
  • Immersive virtual reality
  • Sparking student engagement and participation
  • Working with museums  

We hope that you will be free to join us. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be provided!