Tag: Student Experience

Using Debate as a Teaching Format

Three years ago at a City University Creativity Workshop I met Kirsten Hardie who teaches Design at Arts University College of Bournemouth. She told me about a method she had invented called “On Trial.” By coincidence, in working with a group of City teachers recently, they quite unprompted suggested the use of a debate format…Continue Reading Using Debate as a Teaching Format

Innovation in Assessment and Feedback

My dual role as University Learning Development Associate in Assessment & Feedback and Senior Lecturer in Music has led me to run several pilot projects in my teaching this academic year (2011-12), exemplifying innovative approaches to the practices surrounding assessment and feedback. Three case studies are given below. (1) Using wikis in Moodle to track…Continue Reading Innovation in Assessment and Feedback

Review: SACWG seminar, ‘The efficiency and effectiveness of assessment in challenging times’

On Thursday 24 November 2011, the Student Assessment and Classification Working Group (SACWG) hosted a one-day seminar, ‘The efficiency and effectiveness of assessment in challenging times’ at Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London.  To open the seminar, Dr Marie Stowell (University of Worcester) set out the context for the day in her presentation ‘Efficiency and effectiveness…Continue Reading Review: SACWG seminar, ‘The efficiency and effectiveness of assessment in challenging times’

The Young Uns: Inducting New students to the University

A first ever GM City webinar was held in July and there were 13  participants online. This session consisted of the following: Introduction by me A student perspective on Inductions by Amish Patel( now  ex- President of the Student Union) A City case study Sara Jones from Masters in Innovation, Creativity & Leadership An overview…Continue Reading The Young Uns: Inducting New students to the University