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Teaching Enhancement Scheme - Pilot in Mathematics School TSEC agree on a list of TES themes. Teaching staff asked to identify their top three choices.

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1 Teaching Enhancement Scheme - Pilot in Mathematics School TSEC agree on a list of TES themes. Teaching staff asked to identify their top three choices. Participants organised into groups, some members of staff directed to a particular group based on need or expertise. One member of each group named as (initial) convener. Lecturers receiving poor feedback directed into the Teaching Observation Group; other lecturers encouraged to join this group. The discussions of all groups confidential to the group. All groups fill out the TES form at the beginning and produce report on their activities at end to feedback outcomes including any recommendations to School TSEC. At the end of the year, if the work of the group is not completed, normally that group will be able to continue for a second year.

2 Themes for 2012/13 1.Alternative Methods of Examining. Consider methods of examination other than written exams, e.g. oral. 2.Providing effective feedback. Consider finer marking schemes, feedback cover sheets, summary feedback to class, less coursework with more detailed feedback, e-assessment feedback on exams. 3.Improving hand-in rates of coursework at level 3 and 5M. Is the low hand-in rate correlated to poor exam performance? Assess some coursework or at least give credit for handing in? 4.Improving student confidence and communication skills. Identify gaps in our current programmes, and make suggestions. 5.Revision to Final Year Projects. Identify how final year projects with increased credits could be delivered. 6.Project marking and feedback. Assessment criteria, consistency of project marking, providing feedback. 7.e-Learning tools for Maths. Explore e-learning technologies inside and outside the classroom.

3 Themes for 2012/13, continued 8.Academic integrity of students in assessed coursework. Discuss methods of encouraging students to work on coursework on their own rather than plagiarising from the internet or elsewhere. 9.Teaching Observation. This group will focus on lecturing techniques through mutual observations and group discussion. Outcomes so far. Three groups have reported to the School TSEC. Some ideas they have presented are: Providing effective feedback. Present an incorrect solution in workshops/tutorials for discussion. Improving student confidence and communication skills. Give written work marks for presentation. e-Learning tools for Maths. E-assessment trial mostly successful; consider e- discussion boards, podcasts of lectures. See Enhancement Scheme.htmlhttp://www1.maths.leeds.ac.uk/school/staff/teaching/Teaching Enhancement Scheme.html


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