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Day 5a: Internationalisation and Education, is it becoming more of a dream than reality?

Gabriella Rodolico and Mark Breslin Remember to join us on 10th December at 10:00-12:00 for our SoTL Network Meeting! Today for Day 5 (Part A) we are going to be treated to a blog and interview about an Internationalisation project conducted at the School of Education. The project unfolded at the University of Glasgow during […]

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 3c: SoTL: It’s not just the destination, it’s also the journey

In your third post of Day 3 Linnea Soler (@DrLinneaSoler, School of Chemistry) shares her Mindmap Musings which were used to underpin the thoughts and insights of today’s second post (“Share Your SoTL Magic”). You may access this Mindmap material via three routes: 1) Explore Mindmap through AYOA (there is no need to register)2) Download […]

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 ).  […]

Discovering Economics – Schools Outreach Event

Geethanjali Selvaretnam and Karen Clancey (Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow) Lack of Economics in Scottish schools Economics is a discipline which provides the tools to analyse various choices made by individuals, businesses, financial institutions, policy makers, government etc.. A degree in Economics can lead to wide-ranging good careers for students.1 It is of […]

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 […]

Can the ‘research onion’ help your thinking around the philosophical and methodological underpinnings of your SoTL project?

Author: Paula Karlsson-Brown @researchingrisk I recently did an assignment for my MEd in Academic Practice studies, which involved me designing a substantial project proposal and pitching it to a fictional funder. I had very limited time and only a few slides at my disposal for the pitch, so I needed to present my study quickly and as clearly as possible. I figured that a visual […]