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Debbie Cotton

Easing the transition of first year undergraduates through an immersive induction module

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An increasingly competitive market in higher education (HE) has encouraged many institutions to engage in curriculum transformation efforts aimed at enhancing student learning, retention and attainment. The start of the first year is recognised as being a challenging time for undergraduates as they negotiate the norms and practices of new academic communities and foster relationships with peers and academics. In this talk, we discuss a comprehensive evaluation of one aspect of a large-scale curriculum development project at the University of Plymouth, the introduction of a four-week immersive induction module.

Chris Adams

Using later-year undergrads to teach soft skills to earlier year-undergrad

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Universities are increasingly being asked to produce graduates with 'transferable skills' that will make them 'employable', yet people who have spent their whole working life in the University system are often unqualified to do this. Chris will talk about a unit that he has developed in Chemistry in which undergraduates from the later years of the degree program help first-year students start to develop these skills, and about how this can help with the transition to University.

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Predicting gainful learning in Higher Education: a goal orientation approach

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An Education Excellence seminar with Dr Alex Forsythe.

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Engaging and Motivating Students Using Technology

January 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An Education Excellence Seminar from Dr Sian Bayne.

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Plagiarism and contract cheating

February 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An Education Excellence Seminar with Dr Humphrey Bourne.

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Teamwork: Students as Producers

April 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student as Producer was established at the University of Lincoln in 2010 to embed research-engaged teaching as the organising principle for teaching and  across the institution. This approach to research-engaged teaching was informed by critical theory, critical pedagogy and popular education.  Mike Neary will talk about the practical and conceptual issues involved with implementing Student as Producer at Lincoln. He will go on to discuss the way in the pedagogic model is being used to create a new framework for higher education in the form of a co-operative university.

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Student Autonomy on ‘Trust’

May 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An Education Excellence Seminar with Professor Bruce Macfarlane.

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