Looking Beyond: Thoughts on Teaching Models

Dr Vicki Dale and I are running a very hands-on postgraduate course around creative pedagogies. One of the core messages I think we still have to make stronger–there was yet another course participant asking for discipline specific pedagogies–teaching methods are in the least interdisciplinary–although I vote for transdisciplinarity! So I am making a public plea: … Continue reading Looking Beyond: Thoughts on Teaching Models

The Power of Doodle

The origin of this post goes back to 2011, much has changed since, including my own personal development and career. But let’s get the pens out: I was rather keen on going back to the topic of doodles as I have become more and more interested in Sketchnoting, which you could think about as purposeful … Continue reading The Power of Doodle

Emergence

I am going on walks every day, often Nordic Walking–which in Scotland earns me strange looks and the occasional comment. As spring takes hold and the days become longer, if not necessarily warmer, I was thinking about emergence. As educators we are used to being in an autopoietic state (Kidd, 2015), but the process of … Continue reading Emergence

Remote Working

Preamble: I love working from home. I am privileged to have a quiet space (not right now as SO is trying to video conference with stepson about fixing his PC and shouting as if he needs to physically carry the sound waves–both of them have to self isolate right now). However, working from home are … Continue reading Remote Working

#LTHEchat 165: Transitions into Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) with Linnea Soler @DrLinneaSoler and Nathalie Sheridan @drnsheridan

Originally posted on #LTHEchat:
Transitions into Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) What is the purpose of this week’s SoTL chat? Linnea and I are not focussing on the definitions and debates around the terminology of SoTL. We want to explore how engaging in SoTL for the first time, impacts academics, including those coming from… Continue reading #LTHEchat 165: Transitions into Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) with Linnea Soler @DrLinneaSoler and Nathalie Sheridan @drnsheridan

12 Days of SoTL: Bonus

Useful and Quirky Tools In this post I share some of my favourite tools, most of which are open source, that help with motivation, stopping distraction, or staying organised. For Writing Battle your fear of the empty page! Written Kitten all the way! In this snazzy little Browser App you get a photo of a … Continue reading 12 Days of SoTL: Bonus

12 Days of SoTL: Day 09

Data Collection On day nine we reflect that whilst we have chosen our methods, there are some considerations to take into account when it comes to actually ‘doing the collecting’ of data. For instance: If we are leading interviews, and instead of having open ended questions, or even just prompts to encourage a free flow … Continue reading 12 Days of SoTL: Day 09