Make 2022/23 your year to gain HEA Fellowship Recognition

What are you planting today to harvest tomorrow?  Lailah Gifty Akita The last 2 to 3 years have been a real challenge, but also meant a lot of changes and innovations in teaching practice. If you do not currently hold a category of HEA Fellowship, then make 2022-23 the year to complete an application. Consider… Continue reading Make 2022/23 your year to gain HEA Fellowship Recognition

Preparing to teach (again) – Top Tips to get you back in the swing

We hope that you were able to recharge your batteries over the summer and so may be starting to think about your teaching for this coming semester. Here’s some easy, concise tips and suggestions of how you might review what and how you teach or provide support to your learners. Some Fundamentals Review your syllabus… Continue reading Preparing to teach (again) – Top Tips to get you back in the swing

Challenging times or just an opportunity? | Cyfnod heriol neu gyfle yn unig?

Professor Martin Stringer was born in Tanzania educated in the North of England and currently the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at Swansea University, South West Wales. Martin has been in higher education for just over 20 years and in his own words, he joined the profession, primarily through the love of teaching. He affirms that, the engagement with… Continue reading Challenging times or just an opportunity? | Cyfnod heriol neu gyfle yn unig?

Inspiration from others | Ysbrydoliaeth gan Eraill

I attended the University of Edinburgh Learning and Teaching conference on 15th June. They opened their first day to outsiders which was a nice taster of what was to come over the three-day event. Opened by their dignitaries, to be expected, which was interesting and heartening to hear the similarities in our institutions over the… Continue reading Inspiration from others | Ysbrydoliaeth gan Eraill

Evidencing Learning – TweetChats, ‘Lurking’ and the Value of Reflection

Providing evidence of undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD)(1) or Continual Professional Learning (CPL) especially for HEA Fellowship claims (any category) can resort to a list of courses attended (in person/online). While certainly applauding an ongoing commitment to keeping practice up to date and having enough time to engage in numerous CPD opportunities, providing a list… Continue reading Evidencing Learning – TweetChats, ‘Lurking’ and the Value of Reflection

Guest Post: Dr Patricia Xavier – Critical Pedagogy

This week I spoke about the discrimination I’ve experienced as a female engineer to my (overwhelmingly white and male) engineering students. I also spoke about what I’ve witnessed in terms of racism and ableism in the sector, and the evidence of this in everyday engineering design. I’ve also worked this into part of their assessment… Continue reading Guest Post: Dr Patricia Xavier – Critical Pedagogy

Critical Pedagogy Community of Practice

[:en]The past year has brought discussions about equality, diversity and inclusion to the forefront in an abrupt and painful way. From discussions about student digital poverty in blended learning, to confronting structural racism in UK society as a response to the Black Lives Matter movement, these issues (always present) now seem closer to the surface… Continue reading Critical Pedagogy Community of Practice

Teaching intelligence: how to support visually impaired students Deallusrwydd Addysgu: sut i gefnogi myfyrwyr sydd â nam ar y golwg

[:en]Our own transcription centre is featured in the Times Higher Education article on January 25 2020. Katharine Swindells writes that subjects traditionally closed to visually impaired learners are being opened up by new tech.  She says that universities must provide policies, training and resources to match. Some institutions are leading the way, says Swindells.  At Swansea… Continue reading Teaching intelligence: how to support visually impaired students Deallusrwydd Addysgu: sut i gefnogi myfyrwyr sydd â nam ar y golwg

Open Door Observation – Large Group Teaching | Arsylwi Drws Agored – Dysgu Grŵp Mawr

During November 2019, I was fortunate enough to observe two staff deliver teaching and learning support to large groups of students.  The first, Dr. Mark Coleman from the College of Engineering teaches over 150 students in his classes and Dr. Sian Rees from the College of Arts and Humanities was teaching a group of approximately… Continue reading Open Door Observation – Large Group Teaching | Arsylwi Drws Agored – Dysgu Grŵp Mawr