Learning through Games – reflections on the SALT Conference 2017

Image: CC0 Public domain courtesy of https://pixabay.com/en/cube-colorful-transparent-mirroring-769344/ The SALT Conference 2017 was yesterday and we’re still on a high after the excellent range of posters, presentation and workshops.  We’re encouraging you whether you participated, presented or Chaired a session to reflect on the sessions you were at and identify how…

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Mentor Standards for Teachers in England – links to the UKPSF

This is the second two-part blog-post about ‘mentoring’.  This second post stems from my engagement in and completion of an online mentoring course aimed at mentors of trainee teachers and newly qualified ones against the Mentor standards (downloadable from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-government-response-to-carter-review). I’ve thought about how these standards could apply to the UKPSF and…

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Upcoming Seminar – Student use of ghost-writers for ‘contract cheating’.

As part of the School of Management’s learning and teaching research seminar series, Professor Phil Newton (Director of Learning & Teaching, School of Medicine) has kindly offered to hold a research seminar titled ‘Student use of ghost-writers for ‘contract cheating’’. At present, we are experiencing a rise in academic misconduct cases…

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Mentoring/Coaching for HEA Fellowship recognition – does it work?

This is a two-part blog-post about ‘mentoring’.  This initial post arises from me attending the session at the March 14 2017 HEA Beyond Fellowship Conference for programme managers of accredited programmes.  The second will be about how those experiences have been further informed by my completion of an online mentoring…

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Change Agents’ Network Conference 2017: Supporting Effective Partnerships

The University of Exeter hosted the 5th annual Change Agents’ Network Conference which presented a fantastic opportunity to share effective practice and honest reflections on student and staff partnership working and how this is driving curriculum innovation. Three members of the Step4X team went to see if there were any…

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Reflections on the Digital Classroom Roadshow

Last week I attended the Digital Classroom Roadshow that was held at the University of South Wales. The roadshow was born from Duncan Peberdy‘s Active Learning Spaces and Technology: Advances in Higher and Further Education book. The roadshow has been touring UK institutions for the last 18 months to highlight…

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