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December 2019

Enhancing Student Engagement: Implementing Active Learning Strategies

10th December @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Develop and produce a personal definition of Active Learning Hand pick a selection of Active Learning Strategies to utilize in your own Practice Produce an action plan for implementing at least one Active Learning Strategy for one of your own subjects/topics or lesson Construct a clear path to achieving the learning outcomes for your selected subject/topic or lesson using your chosen Active Learning Strategy Outline a method of evaluating/measuring the effectiveness of your Active Learning Strategy for achieving…

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Enhancing Intercultural Communication in Teaching and Learning Practice

11th December @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge of practices and approaches to enhance teaching competencies in culturally diverse learning environments Identify principles and practices of intercultural communication Apply skills to promoting intercultural communication in teaching and learning practice Critically reflect on individual teaching practice

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The importance of considering a strategic approach in pursuing cross-disciplinary activities both within and between HEIs

16th December @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Develop an appreciation for the importance of strategic cross disciplinary activities Demonstrate a level of understanding of the broad nature of departmental and institutional goals in pursuing cross disciplinary activities Have experience of group networking and mentoring opportunities in developing strategic priorities for inter disciplinary activities across HEIs Target Audience Senior Managers and Academics who have an interest in developing institutional level or departmental level strategic priorities and capacity building across disciplines. Format Workshop

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Making the Most of Interprofessional Learning – A Professional Development Seminar for Academic and Clinical Staff

17th December @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Identify the challenges associated with the Interprofessional Learning (IPL) development and facilitation for teachers and staff Engage in interprofessional thinking and planning for IPL academic institutions Reflect on the principles of IPL to develop students' interprofessional and clinical skills Practice new skills developed in IPL facilitation and assessment of/as/for learning Explore ways in which research can be conducted about how IPL education can impact on IPL practice

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January 2020

How Good Conflict Can Develop Creative Learning Communities

8th January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Understand the nature and importance of conflict in developing creative learning communities Be familiar with the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument Become more aware of your own preferred approach mode Explore and practice alternative conflict modes with peers Examine how different approaches to conflict can be harnessed to improve the learning environment for students and for lecturers

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Action in Architecture – Teaching for Climate Change, Teaching for the Future

10th January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Enabling those attending to understand the context in which their teaching practice and methods can develop to tackle the issue of climate change with reference to the perspectives of the case studies shown and through round table discussions Enabling those attending to learn from each other, share experiences and draw strength from a combined effort to address the issue of climate change in the teaching and learning of architecture, and to build a network of teachers interested in…

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The Self in the Professional Development Framework

22nd January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Reflection and exploration of what Professional Development (PD) is and how it happens in the context of the Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach Understanding of formal and informal learning and how PD can be part of normal working life Discussion and debate on the Self in Professional Development and the approaches we can use to discover Self (values exploration, reflection on learning and philosophy statements) Guidance on creation of Library and Teaching Philosophy Statements Understanding…

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Assessing Your Stress – Connecting Wellbeing and Assessment

30th January 2020 @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Describe and understand the common factors around assessment that negatively impact on lecturers’ and students’ wellbeing Identify approaches and strategies to mitigate these factors and to enhance lecturers’ and students’ wellbeing in the context of assessment Perform actions to attend to one’s own wellbeing and that of students in the context of assessment Plan and implement practical steps to enhance one’s own assessment practices to ensure good wellbeing

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BOLD Creativity: Visual Literacy and Student Engagement

31st January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Develop an understanding of the impact of visual literacy Develop an appreciation of active learning methodologies in creating meaningful learning experiences Apply creative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment to enhance student engagement

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February 2020

Writing Key Policy Theories and Concepts in 1000 Words

4th February 2020

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to demonstrate an appreciation for the importance of having short readings of topical issues Participants will be able to demonstrate an ability to write short summary pieces of important issues for students to read as an additional resource and publish short blog posts (500 word 'take home' posts; 1000 word blog post series) Participants will have an opportunity to network with other academics who share an interest in this technique

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