Focus On Events Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September 2017

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As the Summer draws to a close, and thoughts are turning to the start of the new academic year, join colleagues at one or more focussed sessions to discuss and plan practical approaches to current needs.

Each half-day theme covers a pertinent topic, and includes a range of case studies, practical advice, inspiring talks and facilitated discussion. You might choose to attend just one, or several themes, but in each case you’ll leave with practical tips to apply to your own context, as well as some inspiration to try out new or changed approaches to your teaching and learning.

Further details on the sessions within each theme will appear here later in August; in the meantime, please sign up below to indicate your interest in particular themes.

Programme

Wednesday 13 September

TimeSession
9:30-
12:45

Very large group teaching
Across the University we are now seeing cohorts of 100+ up to 400+ students on many programmes. We’ll discuss implications of this, and explore effective teaching and learning approaches.

1:30-
4:30

Effective marking and feedback strategies
Efficient, effective and innovative assessment and feedback: explore, design and discuss!

Thursday 14 September

TimeSession
9:30-
12:30

Belonging and feeling connected
Do our students feel part of a University academic community? What might affect their sense of belonging?

1:30-
4:30

The playful curriculum
Connecting to the Belonging theme, explore ways to integrate play theory into teaching & learning, with the help of visiting speaker Rikke Toft Nørgård from Aarhus University, Denmark

How to register

Please register to attend any of the Focus On sessions using our online form.

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