Sally is working in Spain (in Spanish quite a lot) this week, and I’m carrying the bags. However, I did join in a little. Here is the paper on self-and peer-assessment Sally referred to, and some slides I didn’t show in Segovia (my data stick didn’t like the computer), and also from Cartagena two years ago, the longer story in Spanish of the seven factors underpinning successful learning which I mentioned both in Valladolid and Segovia. Tourism tomorrow, then home to Newcastle on Sunday. Espagnol 'Making Learning Happen' (226 downloads) , self and peer assessment (219 downloads) , segovia (205 downloads) .
Here are the main slides I used Guest Lecture (361 downloads) . You were a great audience, thanks. Regarding handout materials, there’s lots for you to download from various bits of my website, not least the main downloads page, there you can get chunky compendia on lectures, assessment and feedback.
Here are the main slides I used in my keynote UWE (403 downloads) , and the feedback grids you can use as a starting point and adapt grids (369 downloads) . You were a great group to work with, and I very much enjoyed your four presentations, and Mark Huxham’s. I particularly warmed to Rachel’s reminding us how scary assessing students’ work was for the first time – for me it still is. May all your learning outcomes be abundantly acheived in 2013.
Sally and I are enjoying three days in Cork running workshops and meeting staff. My first workshop on ‘Making Learning Happen’ was for colleagues at Crawford College of Art, and the main slides are here.
Crawford (377 downloads)
, and my second workshop on ‘Smarter Assessment and Feedback’ at the main campus is here
Smarter assessment and feedback (447 downloads)
On 17th November, I started with a breakfast workshop on ‘student engagement and retention’ for the Department of Hospitality and Tourism (though I didn’t see breakfast, but later in the day had a splendid lunch very well served in the Training Restaurant). Here are the main slides for that workshop Hospitality and Tourism (355 downloads) . I then went across to the Faculty of Engineering and Science, and continued on the theme of ‘Student Retention’ Engineering and Science 1 (356 downloads) , and after lunch continued further with the theme of retention but this time in online learning contexts Engineering and Science: online (348 downloads) . I really enjoyed working with both sets of participants, and the chats before and after the various events.
On the third day, numbers were too small to do the full advertised workshops, but I’m putting the full slides I would have used for two-hour workshops, for the benefit of the staff who attended the summary ones. Making Learning Happen (389 downloads) , Large Group Teaching (351 downloads) .
Sally and I are having a great time at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. Here are the slides I used in my morning keynote Keynote (415 downloads) where we looked at factors underpinning successful learning, and in the later workshop, where I got everyone present to ‘assess an assessment’ of their own choice Workshop (380 downloads) .
Sally and I had a great time at one of Plymouth University’s magnificent graduation ceremonies on The Hoe, where we were both awarded Honorary Doctorates in Education.
I was particularly pleased to actually wear a hat – my first doctorate way back in 1968 was much less exciting. We would like to thank everyone at the ceremony at Plymouth, particularly PVC Pauline Kneale for making us so welcome, and reading out citations which made us feel very proud.
For me, graduations are what Universities are all about, and there is nothing quite like seeing the shining eyes of successive successful students walking across the stage to receive the proof of their success. I love the way that as students leave the marquee at Plymouth, their teaching staff are already lined up to applaud them on their exit, as they enter the next learning stage of their lives, already having proved that they are very skilled at learning.
Sally has issued a new version of ‘The Egg Game’ that she and I have often used as an exercise with staff and students to get them thinking about assessment, including self- and peer-assessment. The following link should take you to the relevant bit of Sally’s website. http://sally-brown.net/2012/09/the-egg-game/
The handout material you can download here is based on material I wrote some years ago, which appeared in ‘How to Study’ published by Blackwell in 2003. I’ve updated it a bit by removing reference to overhead transparencies. You may find it useful to adapt this to use as material to help your students with presentations (or even to give you the odd extra idea for your own). presentations (438 downloads)
The short handout you can download here is a summary of one of the tales I tell at many of my workshops, about how to use a whole-class lecture slot to help students to write better practical reports. The idea can be extended to helping students to write better essays, reflective notes, and many other coursework elements. You;re welcome to use the ideas. All feedback gratefully received. report writing (348 downloads)