Great to be with you at this Conference. Attached are the slides that Sally and I will base our keynotes on, on the morning of Thursday 27th October. Budapest-Jw.pptx (5 downloads)
I’ve worked through the massive Twitter material from the very busy Tweetchat earlier this week, and converted many of the answers to my six questions into a Word document. It is here attached – thanks to Simon Rae for permission to include his great graphic for the chat.
Tweetchat65-digest-phil-race.docx (40 downloads)
Thanks to the many contributors – you can identify them if you wish on the related ‘Storify’ on Twitter.
(The ‘homework’ link of extracts from my books (with updates) is present in the post below this one).
You may also be interested in my October SEDA blog piece on ‘Reflection on Demand’ the link to which is https://thesedablog.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/reflection-on-demand/#more-543
I’ll be hosting this Tweetchat on ‘Feedback and Feedforward’ on Wednesday night, and have prepared some extracts from my recent books to go with it. You can download them here: Feedback-extracts-for-Tweetchat.docx (63 downloads) I’ll leave these up for a short while after the event.
Sally and I are making a list of the things that bug students. We’ve set up a Twitter hashtag #whatcheesesstudentsoff? Please use this to help us get a good list – or email us with any longer lists you already have. Thanks.
Here are the responses we’ve had up till 13th October: tweetdigest.docx (32 downloads)
I’ve just signed up for an OU FutureLearn course on ‘Introduction to the UK Parliament’ which looks fascinating. Free online course, starting on November 14th, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it feels to do such a course. You can access the sign-in at this address: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/introduction-uk-parliament/
Here are the slides and grid that we used in our workshop about applying for PFHEA. (The slides cover the whole scheme, so you can see the differences between PF and SF). We wish you well in putting your applications together. UKPSF-recognition-slides-2015-w.pptx (152 downloads) grid-2015-11-1.docx (103 downloads) Here also is a very useful list of questions for aspirant PFs compiled by Sally, which should help a lot in putting together applications. Questions-for-PF-w-4.docx (102 downloads)
Sally and I are delighted to see the first photograph of our new tiny grandchildren Chloe (on the left) and Molly Race (on the right) in a cot together, in Swansea, breathing by themselves and looking quite happy with themselves. We will be going to see them again tomorrow for a couple of days, en route to our penultimate summer working day at Birkbeck on Thursday.
Here are the main slides I used in my morning keynote at your Conference. Llandrillo-2016-w.pptx (138 downloads) The slides end with the five dilemmas I left you to practise on. Thanks for making me so welcome.
We often bemoan the tendency for students to seem not to benefit sufficiently from the feedback we give them on their work. In this little extract from ‘The Lecturer’s Toolkit’ I suggest that they can learn much more from looking at the feedback we give their friends.
‘Encourage students to look at the feedback their friends get. When they see praise, they’re likely to think ‘ah, I can do this too’ rather than just shrug it off (as they might have done with feedback on their own work). When they see criticism, they’re likely to think ‘Ah, this is something I should avoid’, rather than get defensive as they might have done with their own feedback. It’s important, however, that students look at each others’ feedback ‘voluntarily’, i.e. with fellow-students of their own choice, rather than risk them feeling ‘set up’.’
Composed specially as preparation for tonight’s #LTHEchat on essays and authenticity. Please read it, love it, hate it, enjoy it, then try to mark it and give me feedback? Essays.docx (188 downloads)