- Curriculum and module design
- Pedagogical ideas in Higher Education
- Seminar mini-series: Developing Your Academic Writing
- “What is a tree?” Threshold concepts re-considered
- Poster design and evaluation
- Critique of learning outcomes
- Creative Play Session
- Using the graphic novel as a format for assessment
- What is Person-Centred Teaching?
- Using audio to enhance student engagement with feedback
- Some practical tactics on curriculum design
- Avoidance of common mistakes
- Awareness of wider issues that affect this process
- Leading to: greater confidence in designing a new module or revising an existing one.
- Experiential learning (especially the influence of Kolb)
- The merits of educational taxonomies (especially the influence of Bloom)
- Research-driven learning and its philosophical roots
- The merits of instructional models of learning.
- To encourage self-awareness and reflection on what is involved in high-quality academic writing.
- To develop in participants an enhanced awareness of what might be involved, for them individually, in high-quality academic writing and to offer pointers to how they can enhance the quality of their written communication skills.
- To offer for adoption a set of procedures designed to optimise the process of academic writing.
- To introduce participants to a range of types of specialist writing software including individual programs designed for use in the full range of disciplines pursued at UEA.
- To introduce participants to a variety of software designed to enhance their writing styles so that they can judge the relevance of the offerings to their personal needs, especially for those operating with English as their second language.
- To demonstrate how this software can be used in practice so that participants can evaluate its utility for their purposes.
27 April, 13.30–15.00, Arts 01.03
In this workshop you will explore how comics are constructed and what can be communicated in a medium that mixes textual and visual media. As well as considering narrative and the anatomy of such sequential art, there will opportunities to create simple visual narratives. The session will look at utilising the medium for learning and assessment, in particular as alternative to text-based reflective essays.
Dr Anne Nortcliffe and Michelle Blackburn (Sheffield Hallam University)
Alicia McConnel (CTEL), and Florence Dujardin (CSED)
Monday 9 May, 09.30-12.30 and 14.00-16.00
Have you considered giving audio feedback to students? This workshop will help you get started with this alternative and efficient way of creating feedback and enhancing student learning. Giving oral feedback can be more pleasant and efficient than writing feedback, and students generally respond positively to the greater nuance of spoken comments.
The workshop will start with an active session from leading researchers in this area, Dr Anne Nortcliffe and Michelle Blackburn. They will outline student views and give practical guidelines for producing audio feedback. There will also be opportunities to create audio using your laptop, phone, or tablet and a demonstration of how you can use Blackboard to send the feedback to students.
Participants will need to bring:
- a short sample of student work, to give audio feedback on a ‘real’ example
- a digital device with a headset, with an audio recording app or application
To book a place, contact T.York@uea.ac.uk