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January 2019

Towards digital literacy for language teaching and learning: Approaches and practices

29th January

Learning Outcomes Higher expertise amongst participants on the practical skills necessary for the successful implementation and integration of digital tools and resources The ability to access and work with training modules and templates to facilitate the integration of tools to work on language skills A repository of activities for the teaching and learning of languages based on the newly explored framework Increased synergies between language teaching strategies adopted at secondary and third levels Direct positive impact on participants’ teaching practices

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Street Law

31st January

Learning Outcomes Develop knowledge of Street Law as a teaching technique in university education Appreciate how Street Law empowers and engages students to become better learners and how it is an “assessment AS learning Understand the learner-centred teaching methods that are used in Street Law Gain a deeper understanding of their own thought processes and self-reflect on their teaching practice Be prepared to introduce Street Law, or similar discipline-specific, teaching methods into their own teaching

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February 2019

Aligning learning, teaching and assessment in the design of HE curricula

1st February

Learning Outcomes: Discuss different theoretical approaches to student assessment and feedback Apply these approaches to adopt an outcomes based approach to curriculum design Consider assessment strategies at modular and programmatic levels so that planning for assessment constructively aligns with both the module and programme learning outcomes Propose methods to ensure the assessment for, as and of learning is embedded in the process and procedures of curriculum and learning design Eventbrite registration link will be added soon, in the interim please…

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Delivery of the Digital Badge in Postgraduate Research Supervision

7th February

Learning Outcomes: Identify key regulations and policies around the education of research postgraduates, and clarify roles and responsibilities of supervisors Apply regulations and policies in response to a number of case studies/scenarios Review video or paper resource and reflect on your own supervisory approach based on this Identify key actions from this learning for your own supervisory practice Eventbrite registration link will be added soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.  

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – A professional development workshop to promote and implement an inclusive teaching and learning environment

7th February

Learning Outcomes: Identify the principles and best practice approaches of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Discuss key issues around inclusivity and UDL in Higher Education Institutions Apply the principles of UDL to promote and implement an inclusive teaching andnlearning environment across a range of settings - Evaluate the benefits of UDL interventions over time Establish a Community of Practice (CoP) to promote a UDL culture Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly…

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Forget the learning outcomes, what are students really learning on placement?

8th February

Learning outcomes: To explore the student/educator relationship To consider the role of the practice educator in observation based assessment of student placements To reflect if we impose our own belief systems on students during placement To consider the implications of these observations for both their personal and course level practice Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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Academic Leadership: Programme Focused Assessment, Ruth Whitfield

12th February @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Programme Assessment Strategies (PASS) project, funded by the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, aimed to confront a fundamental issue for every HE programme leader: how to design an effective, efficient, inclusive and sustainable assessment strategy which delivers the key programme outcomes. Despite several major national initiatives, assessment remains one of the most challenging areas for programme teams. This interactive workshop will present an overview of the project, consider current assessment issues, explore case studies where programme focused assessment has had…

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2019 European Learning & Teaching Forum

14th February - 15th February

The 2019 European Learning & Teaching Forum 'Towards successful learning: Controversies and common ground' will take place at the University of Warsaw, Poland on 14-15 February 2019. Paper proposals are currently open until 12 October 2018. The 2019 Forum builds on the recognition that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for successful learning and teaching. Following the success of the 1st Forum in 2017, this 2nd edition provides an opportunity for higher education stakeholders to discuss challenges and developments and share…

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Designing your professional portfolio – Walking the walk with ePortfolios

14th February

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn the affordances of eportfolio for recording and reflecting on Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Participants will be able to identify key elements to include in their own professional portfolio Participants will be able to select an appropriate technology platform for the development of their professional portfolio Participants will design a draft professional portfolio which they can continue to develop after the workshop Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser…

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Effective Pedagogic Transformation to Active Blended Learning

14th February @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This seminar by Professor Ale Armellini of the University of Northampton will present and explore the concept of active blended learning (ABL). ABL denotes activity on the part of teachers and students. A module or a programme is taught through ABL when it deploys consistent use of student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge and understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. The seminar will explore possible learning and teaching practices that support this concept. It will provide an…

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