CELT’s Workshop Programme

CELT’s Workshop Programmetaletoolkit

CELT’s 2016/2017 Teaching and Learning Essentials (TALE) workshop programme is open to all academic colleagues at MMU, as well as professional and technical services colleagues working in student facing roles. There are sessions on key themes such as personal tutoring, assessment, student confidence and employability, as well as sessions such as, group work, digital interactivity in lectures and learning through objects to refresh teaching practice. Here is the link to view the programme and book a place http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/tale/index.php

#Greenhouse – 20th Oct – #101creativeideas project with Ellie @ehannan14

11221469485_c2fb47fa2f_mDear Gardeners and Greenhouse friends,

We hope you had a lovely summer and the new academic year started well for you.

We are currently putting together the programme for this academic year and our Ellie (Hannan) is organising the very first gathering on the 20th of October, 12-2pm in John Dalton E0.05. 

Ellie is leading a new OER project called #101creativeideas. We are very excited about this as it gives us loads of opportunities to share what we do with each other and also involve the wider academic community.

This greenhouse session will be an introduction to the project and how we can all get involved to generate and share novel ideas around learning and teaching and to contribute to this exciting OER project.

If you are looking to make your teaching more creative, or want to share and develop creative ideas for your role, come along and feel free to bring a colleague and/or students with you as well.

We really are looking forward to seeing you on the 20th!

Ellie and Chrissi
ps. If you would like to facilitate a Greenhouse gathering this year, please get in touch with Chrissi at c.nerantzi @ mmu . ac . uk (without the spaces)

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FLEX 15/30 [Creativity for Learning] 2016/17 >>> join us! #creativeHE

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This unit provides participants with a flexible, practice-based approach to teaching practice enhancement. A special version of FLEX with a focus on creativity will be offered by CELT in collaboration with London Metropolitan University during 2016/17. Colleagues from both institutions and elsewhere will have the opportunity to learn and develop together within a diverse and distributed community of higher education practitioners who are involved in teaching, supporting learning or development of others with an interest in creative teaching and learning, who would like to explore innovative learning and teaching.

Within this unit, enablers and barriers to creativity in higher education will be explored together with related pedagogical theory and literature. Participants will experience learning through play, games, models and stories and actively experiment with such approaches. This will help participants to further develop their understanding, knowledge, skills and practices in these areas and become more adventurous in their teaching. Participants will be able to critically reflect on their practice and identify opportunities to design, implement and evaluate an imaginative and creative innovation that fosters curiosity, maximises motivation and meaningful active engagement and discovery learning. The teacher is challenged to be creative in order for creativity to be developed in the students.

The unit will be offered online as a 5-day block using the Playground model (Nerantzi, 2015) with further support until the end of the term. All MMU participants will be invited to a portfolio building workshop before commencing the unit.

2 iterations in 2016/17

  • Term 2 >>> 16 – 20 January 17
  • Term 3 >>> 22- 26 May 17

Day 1: Introduction to creativity in HE, enablers and barriers, theory and practice
Day 2: Learning through play and making
Day 3: Using story for learning and teaching
Day 4 : Learning through making
Day 5: Sharing learning and next steps

Whilst these individual activities are to be assessed holistically through one mode of summative assessment, it is important that the activities are understood and reflected upon to ensure successful synthesis and incorporation into practice as they are experienced.

The summative assessment consists of a reflective narrative aligned with the UK/MMU Professional Standards Framework (MMU PSF), institutional drivers (such as the Strategy for Learning, Teaching and Assessment for example within MMU) where applicable and evidence engagement and impact of specific FLEX CPD activities on teaching practice.

On the 7th of December we are offering a portfolio building session here at MMU for all those interested in joining us for FLEX [Creativity for Learning] in January. Please register for this here.

The unit is available for free to all practitioners who would like to participate informally in the open online version of this course. You can join the #creativeHE community at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110898703741307769041/

If you work in another institution and are interested in studying towards academic credits FLEX15/30 [Creativity for Learning], please get in touch with CELT as there is a cost for this.

Chrissi (Nerantzi) CELT, MMU and Sandra (Sinfield), LMU

#creativeHE will be part of the year long Creativity in Higher Education Project. For more information regarding this, please see http://www.creativeacademic.uk/2016-17-programme.html

Learning & Teaching News 2015 in review, thank you all!

Hello everybody,

The WordPress.com stats helpers prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog which continued to grow this year.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thank you all for your contributions this year. We are looking forward to an exciting and creative New Year!

CELT

#LTHEchat No 26 Learners’ Experiences of e-Learning with @ELESIG @rjsharpe and @leohavemann

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Dear colleagues, this week we welcome Professor Rhona Sharpe @rjsharpe and Leo Havemann @leohavemann from ELESIG to talk about Learners’ experiences of
e-Learning. Join us on Wednesday 8-9pm BST.

ELESIG is the Evaluation of Learners’ Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group and its mission is to build capacity for undertaking evaluations and investigations of learners’ experiences. ELESIG organise national symposia as well as local group events, and have a community site at elesig.ning.com where members can join local and topic-based groups.

Professor Rhona Sharpe, Chair of ELESIG, Head of Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Oxford Brookes University, @rjsharpe

Prof Rhona Sharpe

Rhona has been working as an educational developer in higher education for 20 years. Rhona’s interests are around developing online courses and uses of technology and encouraging pedagogic research. From 2005-2010 she directed a number of learner experience projects which have received great interest and national recognition across both the…

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#LTHEchat No 25 Animation for Learning with Jenny Fisher @jennycfisher

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Dear colleagues, This Wednesday, 8-9pm, Dr Jenny Fisher, Senior Lecturer in Social Care from MMU who will facilitate a conversation around Animation for Learning. Jenny has been working this year on an exciting animation project funded by the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at MMU with undergraduate students.

Dr Jenny Fisher

The Storify will be available here.

If you are reflecting on this specific #LTHEchat please share your post with us so that we can reblog. If you participated/are participating in any way in the #LTHEchat, please complete our short survey and let us know if you have other suggestions on how we could make the #LTHEchat more valuable for you.

Thank you. See you Wednesday, same time, same place 😉 – 8-9PM GMT #LTHEchat The LTHEchat team

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