Is it possible to have life balance in academia, particularly as an early career researcher? Does it really exist, what is it, and is it something we really should be aiming for? The ECR Network have assembled a panel of researchers from different disciplines and different career stages to explore these questions. They will discuss … Continue reading Life: Work, Family, Leisure – having it all?
We interviewed our two brave explorers last week as they shed light on some of the things they do to win their daily Battle Against Boredom in class. However, like all good reporters, I was skeptical. I had heard enough tall tales around campfires. And, like all good explorers, they have more than stories to share. … Continue reading The Holy Grail of Active Learning (Part II)
Your day by day guide to everything happening at Learning and Teaching Week, 14-17 September.
This is the story of two brave explorers who are paving their way, through forests of disengagement, swamps of lecture slides, and competing with Facebook posts, to find their Holy Grail – An active learning environment in their class.
Mauricio Marrone and Murray Taylor are exploring storytelling in their International Business and Accounting classrooms, by creating topic-related animations, video interviews with business experts, and even ‘animating’ podcasts.
Launched in 2014, the KickStart project has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 12 months. Brainchild of Prof Leigh Wood, Associate Dean L&T (FBE) and project managed by Dr Yvonne Breyer, L&T Director (FBE) the project started off with a two pronged objective: firstly, to allow students to get a feel for what … Continue reading KickStart – the next phase
“After my class I was walking with some of my students back to my office. On my way there they were telling me how they had understood the model that I showed them in class when Mary, a PAL leader, had explained it to them. Perhaps it was because Mary explained it better than me, … Continue reading Using Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) to connect with students
The winner of the Hack the Postcard competition for Learning and Teaching Week is Information Systems Officer Fidel Fernando, with this stunning effort:
Have you heard about KickStart, the new program developed by FBE and rolling out in trials across the University? During Learning & Teaching Week 2014, Yvonne Breyer and Mauricio Marrone will be walking you through the project, discussing their efforts to engage students right from the beginning of their course and give them the best … Continue reading Building Connections: KickStart at #mqltweek
In case you’re not subscribed to Teche’s handy Upcoming Workshops & Events monthly email (why not subscribe here?), here’s a run-down of the line-up for Learning and Teaching Week, 22-25 September.