Is 'curriculum' relevant to higher education?
The term 'curriculum' is central to compulsory education, but to what extent is it relevant to higher education?
Is curruculum relevant.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [119.9 KB]
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
If you are applying for HEA Fellowship, this will be a useful read
SoTL WEG.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [76.2 KB]
Threshold concepts
Threshold concepts PDF.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [128.7 KB]
The 'delivery' metaphor
How the 'delivery' metaphor diminishes learning
The delivery metaphor of teaching and le[...]
Microsoft Word document [17.8 KB]
A brief introduction to constructivist theory in learning and teaching. An antidote to the 'delivery' metaphor of teaching.
Constructivist approaches to teaching an[...]
Microsoft Word document [18.6 KB]
A journey of quotes about teaching and learning
A selection of quotes about teaching and learning from telling to meaning-making via constructivism, understanding and threshold concepts.
A journey of quotes.docx
Microsoft Word document [20.5 KB]
Education and 'the artist'
Education and the artist 06 07 20.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [148.1 KB]
Education and 'the artist'
A brief overview of Eliot Eisner's thoughts about what all teachers can learn from arts education.
Education and the artist.docx
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Some thoughts on TEF and student satisfaction
Can teaching quality be measured? Should we be seeking to satisfy students?
TEF and student satisfaction V2.docx
Microsoft Word document [21.8 KB]
What is the curriculum?
In higher education there seems to be little or no discussion, or understanding, of the idea of curriculum.
Curriculum models.docx
Microsoft Word document [32.6 KB]
From study skills to academic literacy
Study skills should be more than a 'bolt-on' activity.
From study skills to academic literacy.d[...]
Microsoft Word document [20.7 KB]
The reflective teacher
This is a draft chapter from a book in progress. It is intended as an accessible introduction to new lecturers in HE and those looking to gain HEA Fellowship. (Figures and diagrams not included).
Any feedback is welcome.
Chapter 9 The reflective teacher[...]
Microsoft Word document [44.0 KB]
Advice for HEA D1 and D2 Fellowship applicants
Extract from "An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Supporting Fellowship' (Pub. due 2017/18)
UKPSF advice Website version 210317.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [295.1 KB]
Pedagogy for employability
A PowerPoint presentation to help lecturers integrate employability into their teaching.
"Employability: a process of learning" (see below) is a useful companion piece.
Pedagogy for employability Website versi[...]
Microsoft Power Point presentation [228.1 KB]
A framework for learning
This diagram and notes explains the thinking behind a framework for learning to integrate academic and professional learning; employability; autonomy and lifelong learning.
Framework for Learning[...]
Microsoft Word document [36.5 KB]
Dimensions of assessment
Exploring the purposes of assessment in terms of its dimensions, for example: summative/ formative; divergent/ convergent. With suggestions for further reading.
Dimensions of assessment in higher educa[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [392.8 KB]
Ontology and epistemology
A brief introductory guide for undergraduate students.
Ontology and epistemology Website versio[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [414.8 KB]
From teaching to learning
An introduction to learning in higher education
Adobe Acrobat document [487.0 KB]
Employability: a process of learning
A brief guide to employability in HE
Employability A process of learning.doc [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [480.8 KB]
Formative assessment in higher education
An introduction to formative assessment in higher education
Formative Assessment Website version.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [401.3 KB]
Finding a way in
How to help students into the discourse of your subject
Finding a way in Website version PDF.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [404.6 KB]
Assessment - how was it for you?
An introductory activity to stimulate thinking and discussion about the purposes and forms of assessment
Assessment How was it for you.docx
Microsoft Word document [22.8 KB]
Formative assessment
A brief introduction to formative assessment in higher education
Formative assessment for website.pps
Microsoft Power Point presentation [223.5 KB]

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