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How do we measure effective teaching? Designing a Teaching Observation Form, based on undergraduate feedback.

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As part of my LITE project on the  Enhancement of the pedagogic practice at Leeds University through the engagement of Postgraduate Research Students in teaching, I carried out teaching observation of staff and Postgraduate Research Students who teach across the several Schools and Faculties of the University of Leeds. For the purpose of executing this...

Using case studies as a synoptic learning activity for flipped classes

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Synoptic learning activities help students integrate knowledge and skills acquired within a course module and also across modules. In this article, I reflect on the design and implementation of a synoptic learning activity in a flipped classroom environment that promotes active learning and integrates technical competence with soft skills.  What did you do and why...

Applying Active Learning to Dissertation Modules

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Dissertations that require independent research are often daunting for students who must devise and undertake a project from scratch. In this blog I outline changes I made to an undergraduate dissertation module to enhance engagement with the dissertation process, and the methods introduced to empower students through their journey.   What did you do and why...

Co-collaboration with students to develop professional literacy in a co-curricular context

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Working together with students, we organised co-curricular activities to enhance professional competencies and equip our students with the skills to stand out in the job market upon graduation. In the process we also built a strong sense of community.   What did you do, why did you do it? Multiple co-curricular activities (those that run parallel...

Using Kahoot to assess and evaluate teaching interventions

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Kahoot and other quizzing software are powerful tools for assessment as they provide instant feedback, gameification, and the MCQ (multiple choice questions) and free typing questions can be modified to assess higher-order skills, as well as knowledge recall. In addition, the anonymity of these tools can allow evaluation of your teaching intervention. What did you...

Co-Creating Marking Schemes and Developing Assessment Literacy

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In this article I reflect on my experience of co-creating marking criteria for summative group presentations with Year 0 students in a fully online [20/21] and flipped [21/22] learning environment. The process has been refined over these two academic years giving increasing control for the student. Students developed the matrix and then practiced their application...

Round-up of OD&PL's student education development opportunities in 2022/23

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Browse a round-up of OD&PL's student education development opportunities in the 2022/23 academic year.   It includes programmes, events and resources to develop your practice, support for professional recognition, leadership development in student education and the opportunity to join several communities of practice for ongoing support. Further opportunities will be added throughout the year and...