I’m delighted to say that Sally’s award of PhD by Published Works was confirmed yesterday. You might like to email her with congrats by going to her website, www.sally-brown.net There’s lots of good stuff on her website. I am of course very proud of my wife’s achievement.
It was great to meet up at Newcastle University (my own old Uni) for the inaugural meeting of the North-East Regional Group of National Teaching Fellows. Sally and I (mainly Sally) included a presentation on ‘How to bring about change in Universities’, and the slides are here for anyone interested. Newcastle University: 3rd May (267 downloads) . Thanks to everyone for organising the day.
Here are the main slides I used in my keynote, minus the links and pictures. You were a great audience, thanks. UWE (366 downloads) . I enjoyed all of your sessions, thanks, particularly the one on feedback and feedforward, and on talking students online through the answers to past exam questions, illustrating how exactly to go about answering them where necessary. There’s excellent practice around at UWE.
I’ve updated the PowerPoint file which shows the development of the ‘ripples model’ of learning, with some new slides added. Now it should download more easily, directly as a PowerPoint file, without the hassle of zipped folders, as my website software no longer needs these. Ripples model seven factors (28179 downloads) . This is written up as Chapter 2 of the 2nd (2010) edition of ‘Making Learning Happen’. If you would like to book me to go through this live at your institution, please email me.
I keep playing with a checklist to use before and after a teaching element, and here’s the latest version. I’m now able to put up Word files directly, saving all the messing with zipped folders. Do let me know what you think of this, so I can improve it. I know it’s too long, but I thought it best for colleagues to edit it down. Reflective Checklist 2012 (885 downloads)
What key advice is needed by 6th-formers and others preparing to start University? I’ve added a page of brief suggestions to the ‘for students’ part of this website, accessible using the link at the right-hand side. I’m particularly looking for feedback on these suggestions, and (even better) for more ideas to go there.
Here are the main slides we used in my session. I took out the pictures and links which would have made the file far too big. The slides are in PowerPoint 2007 in a zipped folder. Great working with you – best of luck in your forthcoming assignments.
Northumbria slides (349 downloads)
I was very impressed with your draft assignments on helping 6th formers to prepare for University – so you inspired me to have a go to produce a simple one-pager with the same mission, which you can download here: How to do Uni (312 downloads) . I was also very heartened by some feedback from you which Kay sent on to me – you can see that here too feedback (321 downloads) .
Here are the main slides (lots of them!) which I used in my day with you on assessment. The slides are in a zipped folder in a PowerPoint 2007 file. It was great working with you – keep in touch. Swansea University (330 downloads)
For those of you who’ve heard me talking about assessment and feedback recently (and indeed those who haven’t), this little Word file brings together some of the main sources and thoughts I’ve mentioned. Let me know if it’s useful to you. Assessment Digest 2011 (723 downloads)
Here are the main slides I used in our little workshop on ‘Getting your research published’ (with one or two additional slides). Huesca (288 downloads) I really enjoyed visiting Huesca and being at your conference, and the wonderful song that ended the conference.