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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Developing “Safe” Spaces to discuss Teaching

Image: CC0 Public Domain: https://pixabay.com/en/exchange-of-ideas-debate-discussion-222789/ I recently attended the second HEA “Beyond Fellowship” Conference (March 13 2017 at Aston University), an event primarily for those supporting accredited routes for gaining HEa Fellowship recognition. I’m going to share some of the topics and issues that arose from that event.   At the…

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Looking for inspiration in your teaching?

A while ago, I came across a website (via twitter, incidentally) called Learning Wheel.  This particular site is a community site where you can collaborate and share resources or technology that can be used to enhance your teaching or professional development. Each wheel is split into 4 sections and each…

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Teaching Enhancement Seminar

In case you are unaware, SALT and the School of Management have arranged a Teaching Enhancement Seminar.  The seminar entitled Interventions in Summative Examinations is lead by Dr. Geertje van Keulen. Dr van Keulen is an Associate Professor in Swansea University Medical School and the Lead-Organiser of Soapbox Science Swansea. Dr. van…

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