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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 […]

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

Authors: Mark Breslin @MarkBreslinUoG & Gabriella Rodolico @DrRodolico “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” – St Augustine This famous phrase is reported in a blog posted by Craig Thompson in 2016 where he mentions John Feltham publication of English Enchiridion in 1700.  The quote continues “They that never stir from their […]

Research internship scheme for undergraduates

Authors: Dr Geethanjali Selvaretnam, Senior Lecturer, EconomicsKaren Clancey, Undergraduate Programmes OfficerAdam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow In this blog, we share how we created a research internship scheme for undergraduate students at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow (ASBS), explain the process and show how beneficial such a scheme is. […]

Autonomy and self-regulation: co-creation to mitigate the impact of COVID and support Senior Honours students

author: Eneida Garcia Villanueva Eneida is a doctoral student at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Her interests lie in sociolinguistics, Hispanic studies, and educational research. In her PhD, Eneida investigates Family Language Policy and Child Language Brokering. You can find her on Twitter @EneidaLinguist and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/eneidalinguist/) Background Modern Languages students across the globe have […]

The practicalities of an online pivot: adaptation in real-time

 Author: Kirsty McIntyre Introduction to context It was the summer of 2020, and Higher Education in Scotland was facing indefinite suspension of on-campus teaching following a rapid emergency pivot to online teaching in March 2020. In my role as coordinator of the first semester of year 1 of an undergraduate medicine course, I had many […]