5th edition of ‘The Lecturer’s Toolkit’ out now!

Happy October to you.
I’m pleased to say that the 5th edition of the Toolkit is now available – well done everyone at Routledge who have helped get this done ahead of schedule.
They’ve also done a flyer for the book, with 20% discount for anyone ordering a copy online, using the code at the bottom of page 1 of the flyer, which you can download here: The-Lecturers-Toolkit-Flyer-1.pdf (685 downloads)

I’m enjoying my retirement now – but am still popping up occasionally for ‘specials’, for example at Plymouth College of Art (related resources are here: plymouth-college-of-art-w.pptx (250 downloads) UKPSF-grid-latest-March-2019.docx (235 downloads) UKPSF-recognition-slides-w5-July-2019-1.pptx (212 downloads) and Heriot Watt University this month Heriot-Watt-Keynote-on-bringing-your-teaching-to-life-f.pptx (478 downloads) , and at the SEDA Conference in Leeds next month, and on the #LTHEchat tweetchat on some Wednesday nights at 800-9.00 pm.

Sheffield Hallam University: Faculty of Health and Well-being: 10th July 2019

It was great working with such an enthusiastic large group this morning. Thanks for all the Tweets, and for diving into all the exercises and challenges I set you. The main slides from my ‘Towards Outstanding Learning’ session are here – I’ve added a few slides on ‘towards assessment as learning’ including a slide with a link to Royce Sadler’s MOOC interview, where he talks convincingly about letting students find out about standards.  SHU-July-2019-ww.pptx (349 downloads)

Here too are the slides I used for my session with 6 of you on learning outcomes: SHU-ws-2019-1.pptx (246 downloads)   You may like to look at the post below this one, for the workshop products which a large group of staff made at Leeds Beckett.

Leeds Beckett University: 27th June

Here are the main slides which I used yesterday. DEAP-2019-w.pptx (265 downloads)
Thanks for being such an enthusiastic group. I have now transcribed the post-its – what an interesting and mixed example of the ‘learning incomes’ you brought to the workshop – thanks. . prod1.docx (213 downloads)
Sorry, but I forgot to give out the handout material I had prepared for you, but if you signed in I am assured they will pop a copy in the internal mail to you before long.
I’ve also added Robert Nelson’s piece that I mentioned. Robert-Nelson-THE-learning-outcomes-piece.docx (522 downloads)

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 (240 downloads) Here also is the Word file of the learning checklist we played with: learning-grid-2019-v1.docx (213 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 (248 downloads) Self-care-2019-grid-Solstice-2019.docx (254 downloads) Solstice-June-2019-w.pptx (239 downloads) I’ve also transcribed your post-its: helping-students-to-take-charge-postits.docx (203 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.