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UCL Arena Guidance Sessions
Guidance sessions are informal sessions for UCL staff interested in becoming Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. There are both 'initial guidance' sessions for staff who would like to start working towards a Fellowship application, and 'developing your application’ sessions for staff working on their applications for recognition.
For more information and to book, please visit the Single Training Booking System.
UCL Teaching & Learning Conference 2014:
Inspiring Students with Research-based Education
Thursday 3rd April 2014
Key theme for the conference is: how we can inspire students with research-based education. Throughout the day’s programme, we will explore what research-based education means, and particularly what it means for us as researchers, teachers, and learners at UCL. Students at this university value the fact that they are taught by world-leading researchers. How else might research influence teaching and learning? We will consider ways to create opportunities for students to engage in research-like activities, as well as how we underpin our teaching practice with evidence from educational research.
Our Keynote Speakers are Provost Michael Arthur and Etienne
Wenger-Trayner (link to information) Michael Arthur has emphasised
the importance of research-based learning, "taking students to the edge of
knowledge". Etienne Wenger-Trayner is an internationally recognised
scholar in the field of social learning and 'communities
of practice' (link to page). He has
authored and co-authored seminal books on the topic, including Situated
Learning and Communities of Practice: learning, meaning and identity.
Summits and Horizons 2013-2014: New e-learning @ UCL
A lunchtime series of events open to all UCL staff looking at new and
emerging technologies and how they are being used at UCL.
A sandwich lunch is provided at all the sessions so we'd appreciate it if you could register for the sessions you wish to attend.
To book on any of the sessions, please email Abbie: email@example.com
Next session: "Integrating virtual and physical spaces"
10th March 2014
Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT
"Integrating virtual and physical spaces"
Jane Britton (MSI), Matt Whyndham, Jane Burns and Vicki Dale (ELE) will share the work of their LectureTools project.
In this session we will show how we've made lectures more interactive by using LectureTools, a cloud-based electronic voting system which also provides facilities for students to take notes, flag problematic presentation slides and submit questions to the teacher during live teaching. We'll also show the outcomes of an initial evaluation and present a list of alternative tools as well as a list of considerations for staff wanting to experiment with interactive classroom technologies.
To book onto an session, please email Abbie: firstname.lastname@example.org
UCL Teaching & Learning Exchange
A series of lunchtime sessions on topics of collegial interest open to all UCL staff. A sandwich lunch is provided at all the sessions so we'd appreciate it if you could register for the sessions you wish to attend, via the Single Training Booking System.
Reflective Practice for students: why and how?
12th March 2014 from 1pm-2pm
Room 1.02, Malet Place Engineering Building
Much is written about student-centred teaching and curriculum design, but how does this translate into practicalities for teaching in the classroom and elsewhere? I like to think that the concepts of learning presented in the literature are entirely accessible to the students themselves, rather than their being on the periphery of the discourse, engaged only indirectly. Done in the right way, their being given the opportunity to reflect on and reframe their approaches to learning and development can yield dividends for their progress in both the short and longer terms.
UCL Academic Writing Support Network
- Writing the First Year, 7th October 2013, 15.30-17.30, Roberts 309
- Open Discussion on Developing Student Writing, 1st May 2014, 13.00-16.00, Foster Court 132
Please note that the session scheduled for the 16th January 2014, on Writing for Assessment, will now take a different format. We will be producing a video and invite discussion via comments on the video.
- Summits and horizons: exemplars and prospects for teaching with e-learning @ UCL( speaker and topic details)
- Innovations in Assessment: The Student Learning Experience (part of the HEA's Thematic Workshop and Seminar Series 2011-12)
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