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 committed to reproduce, the way we teach our […]
Category: Reflective Practice
“Are engineers better placed to learn to become physics teachers than physicists?”
Asks our author Nicola Jones in this thoughtful blogpost. So get your cuppa and enjoy the read! Learning to become a teacher is a challenging and daunting task for many but for those with backgrounds in physics and maths, learning to become a physics teacher may be harder than for those from engineering backgrounds. To […]
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 […]
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 […]