This year I was involved in a focus group that contributed to a research project into how women felt about their careers in academia in the universities of Nottingham and Birmingham, led by Prof Laurie Cohen. The results are available in this powerpoint. Some of the issues highlighted were: the need for mobility to be… Read More Women’s academic careers at Nottingham and Birmingham
CUCD education committee will be presenting two panels at CA2017 in Kent on digital engagement in higher education. Technology is increasingly important in the lives of university educators. It changes fast and offers both challenges and opportunities. These two co-ordinated panels explore different aspects of technology in the work of higher education Classics departments. The… Read More CA2017: Teaching and technology
CUCD education committee event, Nottingham, Fri June 10th As the marking season draws towards a close, it is a good time to reflect on what we are trying to do. This event aims to explore how student experience of feedback on their work at school relates to their experience at university, how best we… Read More Feedback: How best to help students improve?
With thanks to Mair Lloyd for organising the panel and posting the recordings. You can find out more about how and why people teach Latin in Latin both in the UK and US here. More to follow on the Transition panel!
I have been analysing the results of the first transition questionnaire, about how Classics students adapt to university, and I’ll be presenting on the results in Edinburgh at the Classical Association conference on Friday. The handout is available here and the powerpoint is here . Feel free to explore and post some comments, questions or thoughts, and… Read More Handout for Transition panel, CA2016
Joanne Berry posted this interesting article about small changes in teaching practices on the Learning and Teaching in HE facebook group (well worth joining if you would like to be kept up to date on what is going around the internet about university pedagogy). It is interesting to me that two of the changes James M.… Read More Small changes in teaching
Evelien Bracke describes a project designed to raise academic aspirations among students at Swansea. How do you encourage students to reach for academic excellence? In spite of academics providing constructive feedback on each assessment, it is rare that students significantly outperform their average achievement, and many find they get stuck in the 2.1 category. Discussions… Read More Gorffennol: A Student Research Journal