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UCL Teaching and Learning Exchange
A series of lunchtime sessions on topics of collegial interest open to all UCL staff.
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 Teaching and Learning Exchange - Disciplinary self defense: threshold concepts and incommensurability
Dr Jason Davies - Senior Teaching Fellow - CALT
14th May 2014 from 1pm-2pm
Room 1.02, Malet Place Engineering Building
The buzz around interdisciplinarity is usually about possibility; the language around threshold concepts, or disciplines as paradigms, is similarly about 'enabling'. This talk takes its cue from the work of the anthropologist Mary Douglas and turns over stones to see what happens when a discipline's integrity is perceived to be at stake and which models can give us a more nuanced map of the learning landscape.
Previous events in this series:
Dr Rosalind Duhs, Senior Teaching Fellow-CALT
12th February 2014 from 1pm-2pm
Galton LT (115), 1-19 Torrington Place
In this session Rosalind Duhs will engage participants in a discussion of some newly published literature on teaching and learning in higher education. We will see if we can discern any trends and consider if any new approaches could be applied in our various contexts.
Feedback: what works?
Dr Dilly Fung - CALT Director
4th December 2013 from 1pm-2pm
Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre (G04), Anatomy
Giving students the best kinds of feedback in a timely manner and in the most effective formats can be a big challenge. Drawing on a recent analytical review of what research tells us about ‘feedback on assessment’ processes and practices in higher education (Evans, C. ‘Making Sense of Assessment Feedback in Higher Education’, Feb 2013), we’ll discuss ways of conceptualising and delivering feedback which make sense to both students and staff in our research-led context.
Less Work, better assessment: how TESTA can help
Dr Teresa McConlogue and Dr Jenny Marie - Senior Teaching Fellows- CALT
*****13th November 2013 from 1pm-2pm**************
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"The Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment (TESTA) project developed a methodology to help programme teams identify assessment patterns and their effect on student learning. This enables staff to think about how to develop and improve their assessment practices. TESTA is being used by over 70 programmes in more than 25 universities in the UK, Australia, the Netherlands & India to identify areas of weakness in programme assessment and improve NSS scores. In this session, we will introduce the TESTA methodology, and hear case studies from academic staff at UCL who have experimented with TESTA on their programmes. Outcomes and impact will be discussed as well as how to adapt TESTA to best meet different purposes".
"Learning is Personal" - Personal Tutoring at UCL
Dr Paul Walker, Principal Teaching Fellow-CALT
16th October 2013 from 12noon-2pm
Haldane Room, Wilkins Building
This event provides the opportunity to hear from some colleagues delivering key services that personal tutors should know about:
- Student Support and Well-being
- UCL Careers Service
- The Transition Programme
- Student Psychological Services
- Judy Medrington, winner of this years' Student Choice Teaching Award for Outstanding Personal Support, will also be speaking
You can see a video of the 16th Oct session - "Learning is Personal" - Personal Tutoring at UCL below
Most of the materials are available digitally on the website (www.ucl.ac.uk/personaltutors) or use the form below to request copies of printed materials to support Personal Tutoring at UCL. Materials are available for both staff and students.
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