Sharing Good Practice, an open call!

The Good Practice Exchange, which started just over one year ago, is a bank of film resources featuring MMU staff highlighting good practice in their teaching. The ethos is one of sharing, with a view to learning or gaining new ideas for our teaching practice, and recognising that good practice is achievable at all stages of a teaching career. Each of the contributors (of which there are over 50!) has generously shared their ideas and reflections and invited us into their classroom in order that other’s might benefit. We are very grateful for their openness.

You will find these resources on our website. They are split into categories drawn from the MMU Strategy for Learning Teaching and Assessment (STLA). These include:

  • learning environment and student experience,
  • curriculum,
  • assessment,
  • student progression, confidence and success,
  • quality enhancement and
  • professional development for staff

For ease of use, we categorise them further into themes. This also makes it easier for you to find relevant ideas and resources when thinking about how to implement the SLTA your teaching and curriculum development. Below, you can see a breakdown of the number of films associated with each theme. Of the 35 themes, not all have been covered, and this is where you come in!

Good Practice Exchange by theme 1

Good Practice Exchange by Theme

In order for this resource to grow, we would like to invite you to nominate yourself or a colleague to contribute to the Good Practice Exchange. We are looking for examples of good practice in the following areas in particular, however we are always keen to hear about any creative teaching going on around the university!

  • Inclusive practice
  • collaborative learning
  • research informed teaching
  • curriculum design
  • teaching for social responsibility
  • use of University Standard Descriptors
  • course design informed by student evaluation and engagement
  • staff CPD to improve teaching
  • developmental observation of teaching
Good Practice Exchange by faculty 1

Above is a pie chart illustrating a break down of the current Good Practice Exchange films by faculty. Some, particularly Education, HLSS and HPSC, are currently under represented.

It can be difficult to nominate yourself for something like the Good Practice Exchange, not least because we do not always recognise that what we do day-to-day is good practice. Reflecting on your role as an educator can be very edifying: perhaps you have introduced something new recently in response to student feedback, and it is going well, or you have developed an activity or approach that has worked for longer.

It may be easier to think of a colleague, or a collaborative effort that you think deserves recognition or that others could benefit from. Can you think of anything going on in your department or course that could feature in the Good Practice Exchange?

If you would like to nominate a project, colleague or innovation in teaching and learning, please contact Eleanor Livermore ( Eleanor is the Multi-media Resource Developer responsible for the development of the Good Practice Exchange within CELT.

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