Great working with you this morning. Thanks for all the questions and discussion. Here are the main slides – and several more – not in the order we used them, since we dipped and dived into various questions and issues. There’s lots more on my website, do raid it. QUB Sociology (26).
What you can download here is just the slides. As anyone who participated throughout the workshops on May 1st will be able to tell you, it’s what we did that matters, and what we discussed and argued about. These slides will remind those present about the context of our work together. For readers of this website who download these or any other slides, all you get is a ghost of the actual event – just as when students miss a lecture and download the slides, they miss what actually happened at the lecture.Smarter Lectures (50), Small Group Teaching (38)
Here now are the main slides I used on our morning keynote on 2nd May about learning Making learning happen keynote (39). Here also are the slides from the afternoon workshop Towards assessment as learning (45), which also contains the last part of the story from the morning workshop. I am pleased that so many of you turned up for the afternoon session. There’s so much more chance of making progress on difficult matters, when committed practitioners like yourselves are present.
I look forward to seeing you again later in the year.
I’ve been trying to get my head round the big picture of the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Standards Framework, by trying to put all the main detail on a single sheet of paper (with the help of a few colours). I need my reading glasses to read it, but you’re welcome to use it if you feel it helps. Print it A3 if you can. It shows the overlaps and differences between the various levels of Fellowship. Any comments please? UKPSF grid (324)
Here are the main slides I used in our day together. The ‘statements’ exercise and slides can be downloaded separately from the ‘archived downloads’ page of the site, and a much fuller version of the seven factors can be downloaded from the main downloads page. Beverley (50). You were a smashing group to work with – well done all.
Sally is working in Spain (in Spanish quite a lot) this week, and I’m carrying the bags. However, I did join in a little. Here is the paper on self-and peer-assessment Sally referred to, and some slides I didn’t show in Segovia (my data stick didn’t like the computer), and also from Cartagena two years ago, the longer story in Spanish of the seven factors underpinning successful learning which I mentioned both in Valladolid and Segovia. Tourism tomorrow, then home to Newcastle on Sunday. Espagnol 'Making Learning Happen' (53), self and peer assessment (52), segovia (41).
I ran three workshops altogether – all somewhat different, as participants were coming from different starting points, and with differing attitudes and preconceptions about learning, and problem-based learning in particular. The slides which are downloadable here show most of the slides I used in total, but participants at any of the workshops will have missed things which happened at the other sessions. The slides are just the background. The real substance of all the sessions was things that we discussed, argued about, and disagreed about at the respective sessions. I invite participants at any one of these sessions to use the slides to remind me of what we did, but moreover to ask participants at the other sessions to explain to them exactly what was going on relating to the other slides – those slides that they didn’t see ‘live’. Aalborg (81). I would love to come back and spend a whole day with you going much deeper into the matters relating to assessment and feedback which we only skirted at these three workshops.
I did two one-hour sessions on ‘Making Theory Learning Happen’ as part of your Festival of Learning. Here are the main slides I used during my sessions. Both groups were great to work with thanks – and I hope to see you again another year, when perhaps I can do something more substantial on feedback to students. City of Glasgow College (115)
Here are the main slides I used at these workshops Sector (118). We got further in Birmingham than in London, so participants from the London workshop can see a few slides relating to things that there wasn’t time to cover there. The ‘Statements’ exercise and handout can be downloaded separately from the ‘archived downloads’ page of my website, and a much fuller version of the ‘Ripples’ model of learning can be downloaded from the main downloads page. I enjoyed working with you all.
Here are the main slides I used in our afternoon workshop. Telford College (127). Thanks for joining in so well.
It is a great pleasure to visit Letterkenny, after all Sally has told me about it. Here are the main slides I used in my morning short workshop on ‘Getting Published’ on 6th March Getting Published (165). This of course was just a starter – I’d love us to have had time to spend at least a day on this.
Next, here are the slides from the afternoon session on ‘Smarter Lectures’ Smarter Lectures (159), including where I asked participants the six questions leading to the seven factors underpinning successful learning.
Here are my slides from the workshop on ‘small-group teaching’ in the morning of March 7th Small Group Teaching (147).
Finally here are the slides on ’writing multiple-choice questions and feedback responses’ Multiple choice questions (143) which we held on the afternoon of the 7th.
Thanks to all involved for making me so welcome, and I hope to return to work with you again before too long.
It’s great being in Letterkenny with my wife Sally. You can see the slides for her presentations on her website www.sally-brown.net
Here are the main slides I used in our day together today. Coventry University (159). You were a great group to work with – hoping to see you again sometime.
Here are the main slides I used Guest Lecture (165). You were a great audience, thanks. Regarding handout materials, there’s lots for you to download from various bits of my website, not least the main downloads page, there you can get chunky compendia on lectures, assessment and feedback.
Here are the main slides I used in my large-group workshop on lectures. Smarter Lectures (218). You were a great group to work with – thanks for keeping going for 3 hours. Email me your questions – especially ones starting with ‘what can I do when…..?’ and I’ll make a web file of my responses.
Here are the main slides I used in my workshop this morning small group teaching (174), and here are the ones I used this afternoon Towards assessment as learning (181). It was a real pleasure working with both groups, and many thanks to Paul who drove me to my next abode in Belfast. I hope to see you again before long, perhaps looking into ways of giving more students better feedback in less time?
I really enjoyed working with you all this morning. Here are the main slides we used. Hope to see you again sometime. Birmingham 15th Feb (172)
Here are the main slides I used in my afternoon workshop with you WIT Fit for purpose assessment and learning outcomes (215). The slides for the ripples model of factors underpinning successful learning can be downloaded from the main downloads page separately, where you can see the full story.
Sorry, Brendan, that there was nothing that you and I seemed able to agree about.
Tracy: if you send me an email, I’ll send you the chapter on Reflection that I mentioned – sorry that with a flight to catch from Dublin I couldn’t stay behind after the workshop and give you a better answer to your very valid question.
Here are the main slides I used in our workshop Brunel Business School (215). Don’t forget that these are just the slides – the discussions and the activities were much more important than the mere slides – just as in lectures, what happens there needs to be much more important than the mere content – or students just won’t turn up!
I look forward to returning on the 1st and 2nd of May, to look at what we can do to increase student satisfaction with their experience of assessment, large-group learning and small-group work. As I keep finding myself saying ‘the status-quo is not an option’ and we often end up burning ourselves out doing things that just don’t work – particularly in assessment and feedback contexts. Much more about the alternatives open to us in May.
Thank you, all 100 of you, for staying with me all day for our ‘Masterclass’. You were a great group. The slides for the ’statements’ exercise and the ‘content free test’ can all be found separately on the ‘Archived downloads’ page of this website. Here are the main slides I used during the day (minus the pictures and silly bits). Bournemouth and Poole College: 30th January (279). Thanks also to the Queens Hotel for a great lunch! I hope to see you again soon. Written from Southampton airport, hoping for a smooth ride back to Newcastle.
I’m so glad the weather didn’t prevent this conference from happening. Here are the main slides I used in my keynote (minus the pictures and silly bits) Newman University Keynote (235). You were a great audience – thanks for joining in so well. May all your learning outcomes be abundantly achieved in 2013, and may the peace which passeth all understanding be with you and remain with you always.
Here are the main slides I used at our all-day session on exam questions. The ‘statements’ exercise slides and handout are downloadable separately from the ‘archived downloads’ page of the site. It was great working with you all, thanks for making me so welcome. Swansea University (226)