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October 2020

Plagiarism and Collusion – Myth or Reality? Assessment for Future Needs

30th October

Learning Objectives • Enhance awareness amongst all those who teach of the types of plagiarism and collusion that are most prevalent • Enable debate on the evidence surrounding plagiarism, collusion and contract cheating • Encourage re-design of assessment practices to support learning and reduce possibilities for plagiarism and collusion • Embed self-reflection and create awareness of our own biases and assumptions and design strategies to investigate and improve our teaching and assessment approaches, that involve our students’ voices

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November 2020

Exploring the Experiences of Black and Ethnic Minority Students in Higher Education

3rd November

Learning Objectives • To discuss the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students in Higher Education • To explore diversity in the classroom • To explain and identify the concept of unconscious bias

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Redesigning Assessment and Developing Staff and Student Feedback Literacy

6th November

Learning Objectives • Elaborate on the meaning of feedback and distinguish between general feedback and feedback on assessment • Examine assessment strategies and consider how we can redesign assessments to provide opportunity for students to engage with and incorporate the feedback in subsequent assessments • Empower students as confident and competent evaluators of their own work by providing opportunities to incorporate feedback in subsequent assessment • Discuss the importance and types of feedback, including feedback dialogue • Recognize what students…

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Decolonizing the Curriculum

9th November

Learning Objectives • The role of critical race theory in teaching and learning across disciplines • Diversifying reading lists to reflect the traditions, cultures and bodies of thought which reflect the breadth of our student population • Decentralise the Western intellectual tradition that foregrounds works which are ‘pale, male and stale’. Critique the West as sole producer of academic knowledge • Prepare students to live, work and operate in diverse cultural environments • The relationship between equality and representation

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Email as a Pedagogic Tool

10th November

Learning Objectives • Critically evaluate the role of email as a pedagogic tool • Explore approaches to managing email in a remote teaching context • Enhance email communication between staff and students

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Working On Reflection – Supporting Students to Reflect on Work Placement

12th November

Learning Objectives • Discuss the importance of using reflective practices for work based learning and assessment • Conduct a workshop for students pre-placement and during placement on reflective processes and methods • Provide feedback for students on their reflections • Assess reflections for work based learning

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Designing Assessment Strategies in Interprofessional Education

18th November

Learning Objectives • Discuss the learning outcomes for interprofessional education • Describe the principles of assessment of/as/for learning in interprofessional education • Identify the challenges associated with designing assessments in interprofessional education • Consider different approaches to assessment in interprofessional education • Reflect on the application of different assessment strategies in interprofessional education in academic institutes and in practice education settings

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Reflections on Blended Learning for Art and Design

18th November

Learning Objectives • Peer to peer sharing of new models of practice for blended learning in Art and Design • Opportunity for sectoral networking to support future peer exchange • Point of reflection following a rapid period of change necessitated by the Covid-19 crisis • Focus on the core qualities of studio based learning and how these can be adapted into blended learning • Focus on the opportunities for new connectivity and flexibility presented by blended learning

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Meeting Academic Professional Development Needs

27th November

Learning Objectives • Map specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) areas that meet academics immediate needs and experiences • Explore the levels of personalisation of CPD that can be achieved • Identify professional development pathways preferred by academics • Align CPD provision with the Professional Development Framework

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Remote Mini Ed-Hackathon

27th November

Learning Objectives • Identify digital technologies that can enhance learning and the student experience • Implement a challenge-based approach such as an educational hackathon in their module delivery • Critically consider the factors that promote remote engagement and learning

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