GTA facilitated Active Learning in early-years undergraduate practical classes in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences 

Dr Alice Lacsny: Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences.  Dr Pamela Campbell: Lecturer in Earth Sciences in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences and Geology Tutor at Lifelong Learning.   Across the UK Higher Education sector, there is a significant body of evidence that points to the positive impact […]

#SoTLAdvent: Day 05

Decolonising learning development through reflective and relational practice By Julia Bohlmann This opinion piece has been published in the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education in September: The Decolonising the Curriculum (DtC) movement questions the very values we take for granted as educators. It questions our identity, the knowledge we have internalised and are […]

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Day 9: Embedding Graduate Attributes within the Psychology curriculum

Graduate Attribute Infographics: Embedding graduate attributes in the psychology curriculum Dr Steven McNair, School of Psychology and Neuroscience. Professional development is a key focus of the University of Glasgow’s current learning and teaching strategy (University of Glasgow, 2021a), and at college-level one priority is to “Embed employability into our curricula” (University of Glasgow, 2021b). Though […]

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Day 8: Mental health and employability in online distance learning

The MSc Psychology Conversion Online Distance Learning (ODL) programme at the University of Glasgow is a 30-month, part-time, British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited programme that enables students to pursue a career in psychology and related disciplines on completion of their degree. Jointly taught by the Schools of Psychology and Education the programme continues to see […]

Day 5b:The Future is Within Our Hands

Mark Breslin Remember to join us on 10th December at 10:00-12:00 for our SoTL Network Meeting! In your second post of Day 5, Mark Breslin (@MarkBreslinUoG) shares his insights into active, outdoor active, outdoor and creative pedagogical practices being delivered within the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. Many government policies are pushing […]

Day 2b: Staff experiences of hybrid learning during a pandemic

|Zayba Ghazali-Mohammed In this blog post, Dr Zayba Ghazali-Mohammed reflects on a collaborative research project with Dr Serdar Abaci and Prof Judy Robertson, that aimed to understand the experiences of teaching staff who were involved in hybrid/blended teaching during the pandemic. Undoubtedly, the past year and a half has been a rollercoaster. Many have experienced […]

Day 2a: Virtual Reality on the primary science course – School of Education, University of Glasgow

Gabriella Rodolico The lesson, Body Systems, was taught by using more traditional methodologies to explore the body, such as peak flow meters and velcro organs aprons to more advanced technology such as virtual reality (VR). This was a fantastic opportunity for the PGDE primary student teachers to take the lead in a micro teaching sessions […]

Day1b: Cheating is inevitable in business games

|Matt Offord Games are increasingly popular in business schools but claims for the benefits of games to encourage teamworking are overstated, failing to acknowledge factors which make free-riding inevitable and very serious. How can we protect groups from this type of academic dishonesty?  The pros and cons of games in business education Games are seen […]

Day 1a: Co-creating an escape room to help students develop graduate attributes

Sarah Honeychurch, Matt Offord, Nick Quinn, Matthew Barr, Helen Mullen   As academics and colleagues with a shared interest in Game-Based Learning (GBL), we have set up a GBL scholarship and research group and have been enjoying talking about the potential of using games in our teaching in order to help students to develop their graduate attributes (building on Matthew Barr’s PhD research ).  […]

A conversation on sustainability in teaching practice

Authors: Mia Perry @MiaJPerry, Gabriella Rodolico @DrRodolico, Karen Thompson, Karen MacEachern @KarenMacEacher3, Sarah Anderson, Camille Huser @CamilleHuser In a time when human behaviours are critically damaging the ecologies of the planet, the climate crisis has become the most urgent and ubiquitous issue of our lifetime. With a very ambitious legal framework for emissions reduction, The […]

Enhancing student engagement and subject knowledge using task-based team learning

by Dr Lovleen Kushwah and Dr Eva Pocher Background Enhancing student engagement using collaborative work in a framework of taught topics is nothing new. Team-based learning facilitates conceptual understanding and helps students develop communication skills (Gosser, 2001). It has been incorporated in our teaching practice to overcome a challenge in one of our Undergraduate Economics […]