This year the SoTL Santas (yes there are many Santas of SoTL!) from Nottingham Trent University and The University of Glasgow are collaborating on an Advent Calendar to celebrate some of the fantastic SoTL projects that have been happening across each of our institutions over the past year. We have asked colleagues to share across […]
A flexible, vibrant writing community format (Power Hour of Writing)
Using current live issues to explore theory and practice: an example from City Planning. Walking as pedagogy: Tackling urban issues through experiential learning.
The pedagogical benefits of interactive learning motivate educators to incorporate effective methods. In this blog, the authors have shared some of the methods they have used to facilitate interactive learning, along with links to further analysis of these studies.
Welcome to UofG 12 Days of SoTL 2022 The editorial team for this year’s 12 Days of SoTL welcomes you to our new calendar! As usual the calendar is jam packed with interesting, fun, and innovative contributions that showcase the amazing scholarship work our colleagues in the University of Glasgow but also our guests undertake! […]
Just having finished teaching the course ‘Designing Educational Inquiries’. I realised it might be useful to just have a simple list of questions to work through when you plan your SoTL that also need to be answered in your ethics applications: What does the Literature say? What are your questions? What is your theoretical position? […]
Dr Natalie L Courtney and Dr Ourania Varsou If there is one thing that the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us, it’s that we can and should make better use of technology, ensuring we use it to our advantage. There is now an understanding that many of the activities that we once thought were only possible […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 ). […]
|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 […]
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 […]
Hello SoTL community, not sure how you are feeling but I am trying to emerge from the deep dark winter like the first snowdrops I saw over the weekend. To make this last month before spring (in the Northern Hemisphere)a bit more fun and bring some colour. Let’s celebrate the month of love with a […]
Elizabeth Petrie Trying to successfully teach a maths component of a MSc module where students range in experience from ‘vaguely remember GCSE topics’ to ‘just graduated with a maths or statistics degree’…. I am a very recent convert to the idea of making my own contribution to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL); since […]