Dirty Words in Academia, Part 1: Employability

Employability: is it a dirty word in academia, and should it be? Dr Claire Williams confronts the issue head on.

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Drama for Teaching and Working in Academia

Dr Maren Thom on how acting skills can help academic teachers - and new workshops at QMUL.

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Coaching in Higher Education

David Andrew introduces the background of coaching in higher education and where QMUL staff can go to find out more.

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Reflections on the SEDA Conference 2016, Part 1: Changes on campus

Dr Emma Kennedy reflects on her experience at the SEDA Conference

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A very peculiar practice…

Santanu Vasant of City University, London, on the 'very peculiar practice' of academic and educational development.

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Responding to negative student feedback: retain your confidence, improve your teaching

Dr Emma Kennedy outlines some useful strategies for responding to student feedback while also keeping it in perspective.

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New to teaching in higher education? Look after yourself.

Dr Emma Kennedy on the vital issue of self-care for those starting to teach in higher education.

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Internationalisation after Brexit: The ADEPT Summer School ‘International Perspectives on HE’

Dr Steph Fuller on the challenges of discussing international higher education in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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Is there wifi in the Ivory Tower? On academics and social media

Dr Emma Kennedy reflects on the role of social media in the life of the modern academic.

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TEF Conversations at QMUL- Are Academics In or Out?

Dr Max Addo reflects on the possibilities and challenges offered by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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Beginning an Online Teaching Portfolio

Emma Kennedy on the excitement and challenge of getting to grips with QMUL's online portfolio tool, QMPlus Hub.

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Teaching with Historical Perspectives

Dr Steph Fuller on the benefits and complexities of teaching using a historical perspective.

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Supporting postgraduate and casual teachers

Emma Kennedy on things full-time and academic staff can do to help their colleagues on casual contracts.

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The Case Against Unlimited Credit Transfer (A Response to the HE White Paper)

Dr Emma Kennedy on why transferring institutions isn't the benign injection of choice that the White Paper claims.

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A written reflection on reflective practice

Dr Agnes Lech on making reflective practice work for you.

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Distance Learning: Building an Online Community

Dr Steph Fuller reflects on the experience of running a module via distance (online) learning.

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Teaching students to fail

Emma Kennedy on why one of the most important skills we can teach our students is how to fail productively.

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Students’ Engagement Linked to Gain in Teaching Qualifications

Dr Maxwell Addo shows how gaining recognition can benefit students as well as teachers

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ADEPT Summer School 2015: Reflections after a year

As the 2016 ADEPT Summer School draws closer, Dr Emma Kennedy reflects on last year's.

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Session Planning in a Pill

All you need to know about seminar planning in one handy guide by Dr Agnes Lech.

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The role of interdisciplinary teaching and learning in higher education

Dr Steph Fuller reflects on interdisciplinary teaching & how it's done well - and sometimes less well - in universities.

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On what learning outcomes aren’t

Dr Emma Kennedy on the value of well-articulated learning outcomes.

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Why I don’t want my students to become “employable”

Emma Kennedy on why student employability should be a starting point and not an end goal.

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How to make your teaching inclusive for disabled students

Dr Agnes Lech on some simple ways to make your teaching more accessible to students with disabilities

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Academic Freedom, Part 1: The Debate Around Safe Spaces on Campus

Dr Maren Thom on the timely issues of 'safe spaces' and academic freedom. Are they compatible?

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Student Experience Seminar 2016: ‘Fed up with Feedback’

Dr Steph Fuller reflects on what we can learn from the 2016 Student Experience Seminar & student views on feedback.

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Teaching Recognition: Recent Conversations at QMUL

Dr Max Addo reflects on the TEF and issues of teaching recognition, and the questions this may raise for academics.

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Standing Apart: the importance of detachment in observing teaching

Dr Emma Kennedy on why it's always best to stay detached while observing another's teaching.

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Can feedback ever satisfy students or is it a ‘mission impossible’?

Dr Agnes Lech on the hot topics of feedback and student satisfaction.

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Reflections on the 2016 Teaching and Learning Conference: Student Transitions

Dr Steph Fuller reflects on the 2016 QMUL Teaching and Learning Conference, which had the theme of Student Transitions.

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HE teaching and student satisfaction: how (not) to measure the quality of teaching

Will TEF measure the right things in the right ways? Dr Maren Thom issues a challenge to current measures of 'quality'.

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Five ways to develop your teaching practice as a PhD student

Emma Kennedy on the various ways in which PhD students can develop their teaching practice.

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Revisiting John Biggs’ Teaching for Quality Learning at University

Dr Steph Fuller reflects on the continuing relevance of one of the most important books on curriculum design in HE.

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On “trigger warnings”: Access, Engagement, and Resilience.

Dr Emma Kennedy on the controversial issue of 'trigger warnings' and how they might work - or not work - in teaching.

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Making space for reflection

Dr Emma Kennedy on the need to make space for reflection in the academic and student timetable.

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