Spotlight on ELIR: Reflections on Student Engagement

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, PhD intern Vesna Curlic reflects on her work on engaging students with the review process and considers how student engagement will be different in the upcoming academic year. Spotlight on ELIR: Reflections on Student Engagement   Image Credit: University of Edinburgh Collections, Roslin Glass Slides: Burmese Village …

Wants, worries and woes: Starting the semester on the same page

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Kirsten Jenkins Lecturer in Energy, Environment and Society within the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies group and incoming Programme Director of the Energy, Society and Sustainability MSc., describes the importance of creating equity in the remote classroom in terms of both engagement and opportunities to succeed. Spotlight …

Get to Know Your Students and Let Them Get to Know You (3 min)

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss the importance of getting to know your students and having them get to you know you in the wider context of assessments in a hybrid learning environment. Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss designing assessments for hybrid teaching. The topics …

The First Five Minutes and Beyond: Community Building in the Classroom

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this extract from her book Co-Creating Learning and Teaching: Towards Relational Pedagogy in Higher Education, Cathy Bovill demonstrates how building good relationships creates a foundation for co- creating learning and teaching, but in turn co- creation of learning and teaching can strengthen positive relationships between teacher and students, and …

Student-Staff Liaison Committee Practice: Engaging Undergraduate Students, Engaging Staff

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Dr Esther Mijers, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Ethan Rummel, 4th year Student in Classics, at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, reflect on how their School’s Student-Staff Liaison Committee facilitates valuable dialogue between staff and students, with the shared aim of improving their school. Student-Staff …