Off everywhere, it seems!

I’ve been added to the very distinguished group of people holding the LTHEchat ‘Golden Tweeter’ award, along with @ProfSallyBrown! I’m accompanying her for 10 days in Manchester, (day 1 of the Assessment in Higher Education Conference), Leeds, Segovia (Spain) and York, and doing the odd  bit of work in my retirement, including ‘Beyond the Tyranny of Learning Outcomes?’ on Thursday 27th June at Leeds Beckett University, where Professor Sue Smith will be giving her inaugural professorial lecture.
Full details of our trip can be seen at https://sally-brown.net/2019/06/23/preeminent-conference-promoting-professorships-prompting-publications-and-perpetual-motion

European First-Year Experience Conference: Cork

I’m having a great time at the EYFE Conference in Cork, Ireland. Over 400 delegates here from 21 countries, from New Zealand to Finland.
Here are the main slides I used at my pre-conference workshop on ‘Helping students to take charge of their learning’ this morning, with 40 or so participants present.  EFYE-June-2019-w.pptx (24 downloads) Here also is the Word file of the learning checklist we played with: learning-grid-2019-v1.docx (14 downloads)
I’ll edit and post the workshop ‘learning incomes’ later. Already having great discussions. (And I’m retired!).

Solstice 2019 – and a surprise!

Here are the slides I used for my session on ‘Helping students to take charge of their learning’ on Wednesday, and Word files of the two handout grids we used. learning-grid-2019-Solstice-2019.docx (43 downloads) Self-care-2019-grid-Solstice-2019.docx (35 downloads) Solstice-June-2019-w.pptx (38 downloads) I’ve also transcribed your post-its: helping-students-to-take-charge-postits.docx (25 downloads)
The complete surprise: Prof Peter Hartley did a great ‘This is your life…’ just for me – the whole works, photos, comments, slides – I was bowled over by folks kindness and generosity to celebrate my retiring on my 75th birthday next week! Many thanks to all! Lots of pictures were Tweeted too on #Solstice2019.

ANTF Symposium: Birmingham City University: 28-29th March

This Symposium was terrific – thanks to everyone who made it so, with 90 colleagues attending and presenting, and really enjoying themselves.
I contributed  a short workshop on ‘Beyond the tyranny of learning outcomes?’ and the main slides I used are here: ANTF-2019-w.pptx (152 downloads)
A link to Sally Brown’s website from which you can link to her SEDA blog on VASCULAR learning outcomes is here: http://sally-brown.net/2019/03/08/invigorating-the-curriculum-with-vascular-learning-outcomes/
A link to the piece I mentioned by Robert Nelson is here: Robert-Nelson-THE-learning-outcomes-piece.docx (241 downloads)
I’ve now transcribed the great learning incomes from participants at my session, and they can be downloaded here: workshop-products-w.docx (87 downloads) .

(Postscript: sorry not to stay till the very end of the Symposium, but I got to the Sage, Gateshead in good time for the concert of Mozart’s 3rd Violin Concerto played to perfection by Thomas Zehetmair, who then conducted an exceptional performance of Bruckner’s 6th Symphony, all broadcast on Radio 3 – use BBC Sounds to catch up if you wish).

UCLAN: 7th March 2019

I enjoyed working today with colleagues from UCLAN School of Medicine and Dentistry again, this time on reinventing assessment. The main slides we used are here, including a link to a very convincing MOOC interview with Royce Sadler, adding a great deal to many of the things we were thinking about.  UCLAN-2019-3-w.pptx (135 downloads)
Thanks to getting a lift to the station, I got an earlier (comfortable) Glasgow train, and had 50 minutes at Carlisle where I enjoyed a bite of lunch, before getting the Newcastle train.