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 (132 downloads) Here also is the Word file of the learning checklist we played with: learning-grid-2019-v1.docx (115 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 (131 downloads) Self-care-2019-grid-Solstice-2019.docx (118 downloads) Solstice-June-2019-w.pptx (125 downloads) I’ve also transcribed your post-its: helping-students-to-take-charge-postits.docx (109 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 (206 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 (385 downloads)
I’ve now transcribed the great learning incomes from participants at my session, and they can be downloaded here: workshop-products-w.docx (136 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 (180 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.

ANTF Writing Retreat: Cumberland Lodge: 17-18th January 2018

Sally and I had a great time working with a group of colleagues at the magnificent venue of Cumberland Lodge on 17th-18th January, on various writing projects they were involved in. We ran various sessions (we did not charge for these), but the main point was allowing colleagues to get on with their writing – and the feedback shows that they did indeed succeed with this. We took a selection of slides with us to support the sessions we ran, and all of these slides are here (but we only used some of them):  Cumberland-lodge-writing-residential-17-18-january-2019-W.pptx (219 downloads)