Feedback Journals – Engaging with the Feedback Process

Focus on Feedback Our Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education, Professor Martin Stringer,  recently announced Swansea University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy for the next five years. Swansea University Learning and Teaching Strategy 2019-24 In order to achieve the six objectives outlined in the strategy, our curriculum will embed certain characteristics. Among them…

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TEL CPD Week – The Story Continues!

Shaking hands

May 13th-17th 2019 was TEL CPD week at SALT. For the first time, we offered three ways to learn more about the pedagogical benefits of technology enhanced learning, in the space of one week: – TELTALKS19 – a programme of live online talks, using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra TEL Tools and…

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GETTING ACTIVE!

Why teach like this when learning is like this?

By Rhian Ellis, Academic Developer, SALT. Active Learning in Higher Education    This blog is about active learning and its growing importance in Higher Education. It’s also a great opportunity to offer my insight from the SALT ‘7Cs’ January workshop led by Dr. Patricia Xavier from Swansea University’s College of Engineering, ‘Dynamism, conversation…

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Experiential Learning and The 7Cs

Students taking part in Experiential Learning in a simulated crime scene

By Rhian Ellis Professor Richard Owen, from the Hilary Rodham Clinton School of Law, recently presented a great  ‘7 Characteristics of a Good University Teacher’ seminar at SALT. In this very enjoyable and well-attended session, Richard explained how and why he has taken an ‘experiential learning’ approach in his teaching and…

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SALT 7 Characteristics Seminar No. 3: Audio Feedback

Picture of a boy and an old fashioned microphone

What was the session about? March saw the third seminar in our ‘7 Characteristics of a Good Practice in Undergraduate Education’ series here at SALT, delivered by Sandy George and Pete Hanratty from Swansea University’s Centre for Academic Success (CAS).           The session was well attended…

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7 Characteristics of Good University Teaching: Closing the Gap

Photograph of Jon Hinkin

  Recently, ELTA award winner, Jonathan Hinkin, from Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Science, delivered the second seminar in SALT’s ‘7 Characteristics’ series, ‘Scenario-Based Learning: Closing the Gap’.       What are the 7 Characteristics of Good Higher Education?   Encourage contact between students and faculty Develop…

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Looking Back and Facing Forward – 2018 Blog (3)

2018 New Year Blog – ‘Looking Back, Facing Forward’ Darren Minister, Academic Developer SALT A New Job, A New Language   A New Job, A New Language I joined SALT as an academic developer in September 2017 joining the Recognition Team which supports colleagues in their HEA Fellowship applications. I…

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Looking Back, Facing Forward – 2018 New Year Blog

Here in SALT, we thought we’d take a leaf out of PVC Stringer’s book and work on some New Year’s resolutions ourselves.  Kicking off the blog posts is one of our newer team members, Rhian Ellis with her reflections on 2017 and what she’s hoping to achieve in 2018. What…

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Flipped Learning

SALT’s latest CPD offering is centred around the Flipped Classroom approach.  Flipped Classroom, Flipping the Classroom and Flipped Learning are all terms used to describe the concept, and each term is interchangeable. “The flipped classroom describes a reversal of traditional teaching where students gain first exposure to new material outside…

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