Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service events

Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service events


RET 3: Professional values
RET 3: Professional values

RET 3: Professional values

Date: Tuesday 30 January 2018 - Wednesday 30 January 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: LEADS Staff

This session will introduce participants to the professional values in the UK Professional Standards Framework, and encourage them to think about how their academic practice aligns with each of the four values.

Inclusive practice: proactive approaches to intercultural learning & teaching
Inclusive practice: proactive approaches to intercultural learning & teaching

Inclusive practice: proactive approaches to intercultural learning & teaching

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Nicole Kipar

This session aims to raise awareness and challenge participants’ own views and understanding, and explores approaches to providing inclusivity in your practice with a specific focus on interculturality. It investigates the role that implicit bias plays, and discusses the need to respect and engage all learners in the context of teaching and learning practice in Higher Education.

Creating supportive spaces: teaching in an inclusive environment
Creating supportive spaces: teaching in an inclusive environment

Creating supportive spaces: teaching in an inclusive environment

Date: Monday 29 October 2018
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Venue: Talk Lab, Library
Speaker: Dr El Spaeth

This session helps you consider how you can teach in a way that is open and accessible to all students. Rather than considering specific policy, we will explore this from a pedagogical perspective, including practical ways that you can make your teaching more inclusive.

RET 2: Writing about teaching 
RET 2: Writing about teaching 

RET 2: Writing about teaching 

Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Amanda Sykes

The session will look at identifying case studies by mapping, and then discuss reflective writing about teaching in relation to those case studies. It will use examples of good, and poor, reflective writing and participants will have the opportunity to begin writing some of their own reflections. 

Designing data collection and analysis
Designing data collection and analysis

Designing data collection and analysis

Date: Thursday 1 November 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Michael McEwan

This session moves from formulating scholarship questions towards deciding how you'll answer them. What counts as data? What kind of data do you require in order to actually address the issue at hand, and how can you plan your data collection, management and analysis to make sure that's achievable – especially when the data might be of an unfamiliar form?

Preparing to do scholarship, and writing an ethics application
Preparing to do scholarship, and writing an ethics application

Preparing to do scholarship, and writing an ethics application

Date: Monday 5 November 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Vicki Dale and Dr Michael McEwan

Depending on the details of a given scholarship projects, specific ethical approval might need to be applied for, reviewed and approved before the work can begin. This session will explore ethical considerations for scholarship of learning and teaching, with an emphasis on research into the experience of the learners. We'll also examine the process of designing an ethically sound methodology. Relevant ethics application forms and associated documentation will be used to give this session a significant practical 'workshop' feel. This workshop will appeal to staff preparing to undertake scholarship in any of the four colleges. College-specific documentation will be circulated to allow participants to contextualise their queries in relation to their own college.

RET 3: Professional values
RET 3: Professional values

RET 3: Professional values

Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Vicki Dale

This session will introduce participants to the professional values in the UK Professional Standards Framework, and encourage them to think about how their academic practice aligns with each of the four values. 

Methods: designing questionnaires
Methods: designing questionnaires

Methods: designing questionnaires

Date: Thursday 8 November 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Vicki Dale

Questionnaires can notoriously be interpreted in different ways by different respondents, making your analysis of the responses difficult. Good question design can help to eliminate ambiguity and help respondents to provide you with meaningful answers. This workshop will combine theory and practice and will be delivered in three parts: 1) the theory of designing evidence-based questionnaires, 2) practice at developing a questionnaire, 3) feedback and discussion on proposed questionnaire designs, and issues arising.This workshop will appeal to staff in all four colleges who are interested in undertaking scholarship, particularly around learner experience research.

Encouraging student engagement with feedback, and developing feedback literacy
Encouraging student engagement with feedback, and developing feedback literacy

Encouraging student engagement with feedback, and developing feedback literacy

Date: Tuesday 13 November 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Elina Koristashevskaya and Julia Bohlmann

This session will discuss approaches to encouraging and (where possible) embedding active engagement with feedback into the students’ academic practice. This session will also invite staff to consider the ways in which feedback is interpreted by students, and how to develop students’ feedback literacy to help them make the most of their feedback.

RET 4: Evaluating your teaching
RET 4: Evaluating your teaching

RET 4: Evaluating your teaching

Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Nathalie Sheridan

This workshop will explore ways to evaluate your teaching and support of learning to encourage reflective practice. It will help RET participants to develop their applications for RET Fellowship in any category. 

Coding in qualitative research
Coding in qualitative research

Coding in qualitative research

Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Nicole Kipar

After collecting responses from human participants in, for example, interviews or open-ended survey questionssurveys, you need to decide how to categorise ing their responses. This session introduces you to coding of text and illustrates a variety of coding techniques in qualitative textual data analysis. It aims to position approaches to coding in the landscape of qualitative research and inquiry, and gives you the opportunity to practice during the workshop with real data. We’ll investigate why coding can be useful, what the benefits are and what pitfalls to be aware ofware, and when you might want to choose coding for your project – and what type of coding technique.

Approaches: Comparative research (i.e. experiments) and surveys
Approaches: Comparative research (i.e. experiments) and surveys

Approaches: Comparative research (i.e. experiments) and surveys

Date: Thursday 15 November 2018
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Michael McEwan

This session explores the more positivistic side of educational research, such as interventions, pseudo-experiments comparative studies, as well as touching on larger-scale surveys. With a nod to sequential and concurrent designs, we'll discuss the power and limitations of more quantitative scholarship designs, ensuring that you leave with an understanding beyond what might be your own 'typical' methodology.

RET 5 - SF only: influencing others and demonstrating effectiveness
RET 5 - SF only: influencing others and demonstrating effectiveness

RET 5 - SF only: influencing others and demonstrating effectiveness

Date: Friday 16 November 2018
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Michael McEwan

For RET Senior Fellowship applicants must address Descriptor 3, criterion vii: Successful co-ordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others (whether individuals and/or teams) in relation to teaching and learning.   This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on and make explicit their approach to coordinating, supporting, supervising, managing and/or mentoring colleagues, whether in formal or informal relationships.  The workshop will help you begin to consider how this aspect of your practice can be demonstrated in your Senior Fellowship application, whether in a written submission or in professional dialogue. Specific guidance on preparation for the professional dialogue will be included. 

Methods: undertaking online research
Methods: undertaking online research

Methods: undertaking online research

Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Amanda pate

This session focuses on gathering data for research projects through the internet. It covers the use of online surveys, email data collection, the use of virtual documents, and the role that social media can play in your research project. It also highlights issues of data protection when it comes to undertaking research online.

Supervising doctoral students’ writing
Supervising doctoral students’ writing

Supervising doctoral students’ writing

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Professor Rowena Murray, University of the West of Scotland

This seminar will explore the idea of using a range of approaches to help postgraduate students develop academic writing skills and strategies, so that they can complete their theses on time and, where appropriate, publish during the doctorate. We can discuss the pros and cons of different strategies and their potential at different stages.

RET 6: Identifying evidence and engaging with scholarship
RET 6: Identifying evidence and engaging with scholarship

RET 6: Identifying evidence and engaging with scholarship

Date: Thursday 22 November 2018
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Amanda Pate

Central to all RET applications is reflective analysis of what applicants do in terms of teaching and/or supporting learning.  Without concrete examples of impact, writing about teaching can become a series of assertions.  Using written examples we will discuss  some key features of convincing evidence of good teaching. In addition, we will consider how teaching can be enhanced by engaging with existing scholarship of learning and teaching. 

What can Strictly Come Dancing teach us about assessment & feedback (not to mention The X Factor)?
What can Strictly Come Dancing teach us about assessment & feedback (not to mention The X Factor)?

What can Strictly Come Dancing teach us about assessment & feedback (not to mention The X Factor)?

Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Matthew Williamson

The judging on Strictly Come Dancing is probably how the largest cross-section of the public are exposed to what we would call assessment and feedback. The way marks are awarded, decisions are made and feedback given can give an insight into how we assess and feedback on student work. We'll use examples from these shows to start a conversation about how we assess, the feedback we give, and what we might expect students to do with it. The session may help colleagues understand why students don’t always do what we would like them to do with the feedback we give.

RET 7: PF only – Demonstrating strategic leadership of teaching/supporting learning in HE
RET 7: PF only – Demonstrating strategic leadership of teaching/supporting learning in HE

RET 7: PF only – Demonstrating strategic leadership of teaching/supporting learning in HE

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Janis Davidson and Prof Denis Fischbacher-Smith

To be recognised as a RET Principal Fellow applicants must demonstrate a “sustained record of effective strategic leadership in academic practice and academic development as a key contribution to high quality student learning” This workshop will provide opportunities to discuss Descriptor D4 of the UKPSF and identify the types of evidence appropriate for demonstrating that your practice aligns with D4.  Advice will be provided to help you write the Documentary Submission and the process of the follow up interview will be explained.   

Approaches: Ethnography and Case Studies
Approaches: Ethnography and Case Studies

Approaches: Ethnography and Case Studies

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Nathalie Sheridan

Ethnography is a method of investigation that looks at the situation (in this case, the teaching scenario) from the point of view of the culture and behaviour of the subjects being studied. This session will explore what ethnography is, how it works as a research approach in an educational context, what methods are related to ethnography, and some of the principles of ethnographic research. The session also introduces case studies as a methodology and explores their purpose within research and scholarship in higher education.

Methods: carrying out observations
Methods: carrying out observations

Methods: carrying out observations

Date: Thursday 29 November 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Nathalie Sheridan

This session offers an overview of the principles of observation as a research method. We'll discuss issues around observation bias, interference with the observed, 'going native', and the significance of data derived through observation.

Supervising Arts & SocSci Dissertation Students (UG & PGT)
Supervising Arts & SocSci Dissertation Students (UG & PGT)

Supervising Arts & SocSci Dissertation Students (UG & PGT)

Date: Tuesday 4 December 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Andrew Struan and Dr Janis Davidson

The purpose of this session is to give staff a clearer understanding of the challenges and obstacles encountered by dissertation students. We'll consider common issues met by students as they transition through their dissertation, as well as the student perception of support offered by supervisors. By considering the research process from the point of view of the inexperienced student, we can better support their academic performance.

Supervising CoSE and MVLS Dissertation Students (UG & PGT)
Supervising CoSE and MVLS Dissertation Students (UG & PGT)

Supervising CoSE and MVLS Dissertation Students (UG & PGT)

Date: Thursday 6 December 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Dr Jessica Bownes and Dr Scott Ramsay

The purpose of this session is to give staff a clearer understanding of the challenges and obstacles encountered by dissertation students. We'll consider common issues met by students as they transition through their dissertation, as well as the student perception of support offered by supervisors. By considering the research process from the point of view of the inexperienced student, we can better support their academic performance.

Planning for MOOCS (the course design process)
Planning for MOOCS (the course design process)

Planning for MOOCS (the course design process)

Date: Monday 14 January 2019
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Vicki Dale and John Kerr

In this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding into the important role that MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) play at Glasgow. We'll explore the current direction of MOOCs, focus on the processes of announcing, designing and running a MOOC, and investigate the impact they've had on our face-to-face learners along with how they support our distance programmes. Drawing on examples from all four colleges, this workshop will appeal to teachers and teaching support staff from any discipline.

RET 1: Peer Observation of Teaching
RET 1: Peer Observation of Teaching

RET 1: Peer Observation of Teaching

Date: Wednesday 16 January 2019
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: LEADS Staff

Receiving feedback on teaching is a key CPD process, and applications to the RET experience-based route in the Associate Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow categories require that you demonstrate commitment to Peer Observation of Teaching. We will present the recommended Peer Observation process and we will discuss the strengths and challenges of being observed as well as the types of feedback likely to be most useful. There will be an opportunity to consider how best to demonstrate reflection in response to an observation.

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