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1 1 Welcome Talk for New Staff Teaching and Learning Developments Nuala Byrne PGCHE Course Director Professional Development 28 th January 2015

2 Pressures….. Tightness of markets especially PGT Growth of global competition Student fees…. ….student expectations

3 Responses Challenging the status quo Rethinking how we “do” teaching and learning Leveraging uniqueness Accentuating the excellent

4 The vision for 2020 is of….. A world-class learning environment that is dynamic, modern and innovative, and which puts the University at the forefront of teaching and learning excellence in the sector both nationally and globally. It will be characterised by excellence in the design, delivery and assessment of programmes with strong emphasis on partnership with students, technology enabled learning and with a clear tri-campus ethos.

5 1.Put students at the heart of the University and make them active partners in their own education. 2.Personalise students’ learning experiences. 3.Ensure teaching is of the highest quality and held in high esteem within the University. Goals for Excellence in Education

6 4. Provide students with opportunities to develop the skills, dispositions, knowledge and experience to prepare them for high value employment in their chosen field. 5. Offer a diverse portfolio of taught programmes that are relevant, research-informed and attractive to students with the potential to achieve academic excellence. 6. Support students to participate in the wider University and other communities.

7 Transforming Teaching Programme Aim is to make a step change in what we do to put us on the path for 2020 UEB-supported four year programme (£1.8m) focussing on –Curriculum –Delivery –Assessment School ownership of what is to be tackled Support to work intensively with each School

8 External Examiners' Induction Event

9 Curriculum What do we want our degrees to achieve? (learning outcomes) Does curriculum address key thematic issues of sustainability, internationalisation and employability? How do we involve our students in curriculum design and evaluation? How do we support developing students as independent learners? (Transition issues) Can we develop a greater sense of inter-disciplinarity in our degrees?

10 Credited summer schools External programmes Academic development Peer mentoring Learning outcomes Mobility and flow of students Nottingham Advantage Award (NAA) 10 Examples

11 Delivery What is the mix between large and small group teaching? Can we change the nature of the lecture? (flipping) Where do we get and give the greatest interaction with students? How do we improve our teaching?

12 Areas of Focus in Teaching 12 Emphasis on excellence Peer Review College T&L Leadership Programme SET/SEM and Evaluate Teaching in all promotions Lord Dearing Awards & Student Union “Oscars”

13 Assessment What are we assessing? (learning outcomes) How much are we assessing? What is the diet of assessment? (formative and summative) Where is feedback best given? Can we change how we assess? (online)

14 General Innovation 14 Flipping classroom Use of small group activities Creative assessments including online Greater leverage of Moodle Emphasis on group work and peer support

15 15 NOOCs and MOOCs at Nottingham

16 Summary 16 We are in uncertain but highly competitive times Need to review and refresh what we do Ensure we maximise the value-added of our offer Encourage innovation in degrees, teaching and the estate Strong emphasis on technology enabled learning and on employability

17 17 Welcome Talk for New Staff Sources of Information and Opportunities

18 Key Information Sources for T&L 18 Teaching and learning website: Academic Services Division Academic Support rstudies/index.aspx/ Learning Technologies

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20 Development Opportunities 20

21 Central Short Courses 21 https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csc Examples of Course Titles How do students learn Lecturing for learning Small group teaching Demonstrating in lab practicals A practical look at core teaching skills Marking and assessment

22 22 Intensive L&T programme Associate Teachers Programme PGCHE* MA in IHE Further Information on Professional Development website Contact School of Education Programmes

23 Online learning 23 Various L&T courses available in Moodle:

24 Summary 24 Lots of information available online within the university There are a range of workshops and programmes available Online courses Various groups, projects and funding to enhance T&L across the university


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