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2019 QMES Annual Teaching Development and Training Programme (ATDT)

23rd-26th July 2019:

Objectives for the week:

  • To identify the tools and practices that we can adopt for effective teaching and learning in the Queen Mary Engineering School of NPU.
  • To identify approaches for ongoing staff development and teaching recognition at QMES.
  • To discuss which approaches will be effective, accessible and actually used by both staff and students.

 

Tuesday 23rd July:  SEMS E324

09:00

Arrival and refreshments

 

09:30

Introduction to the ATDT and the ICTL:

  • Introductions
  • Aims and objectives for the week
  • Introduction to ICTL activities
  • ICTL Projects

Dr Gabriel Cavalli

10:00

Workshop I: The QMES and the ICTL Ethos

  • Student-centred learning
  • Approaches to defining a discipline and teaching within the disciplines
  • Process vs content teaching

Dr Gabriel Cavalli

11:00

Break

 

11:15

Workshop II: Designing and Using Learning Outcomes Effectively

  • Defining learning outcomes
  • Writing effective learning outcomes
  • Interactive discussion on how to use learning outcomes effectively

Dr Gabriel Cavalli

12:30

Lunch

 

14:00

Workshop III: Teaching Methodologies for Student-Centred Learning

  • Flipped-learning
  • Transitioning from lectures into active learning

Dr Gabriel Cavalli

 

Wednesday 24th July:  SEMS E324

09:00

Interactive session on Assessment and Feedback

  • Streamlining assessment (integration of activities in different modules, formative assessment)
  • How much assessment is too much?
  • What does feedback mean? “understanding your own learning”

Dr Gabriel Cavalli

10:00

Workshop IV: Effective Group work approaches

Dr Folashade Akinmolayan

12:00

Lunch (SEMS E324)

 

14:00

Workshop V: Assessment, marking and feedback

  • Peer-to-Peer: peer marking exercises
  • Use of module forums on QMPlus (avoid emailing single students)
  • SCL and in-class formative feedback
  • Learning dialogues: awareness of learning processes

Student-reflective feedback exercises and self-evaluation

Dr Gabriel Cavalli

15:30

Workshop VI: Technologies to aid learning:

  • An introduction (QMUL use of technology, email)
  • QMPlus
  • Clickers: Use of clickers for formative assessment
  • In lectures – in class quizzes and exercises example

Dr Gabriel Cavalli

 

Thursday 25th July:  SEMS E324

10:00

 

 

Teaching evaluation, innovation and recognition

  • Peer observation and teaching co-development
  • Student data analysis
  • Teaching projects
  • FHEA Scheme at QMES
  • The role of the ICTL

Dr Gabriel Cavalli

12:00

Lunch

 

14:00

Final Discussion

  • Feedback and main learning points
  • Consider which methodologies will be effective
  • Concerns and support required
  • Going forward at QMES

All

 

Friday 26th July: Free time and SEMS Student Graduation