[WEBINAR] What are undergraduate students telling us this year about their learning and teaching experiences?

Introduced by Helen May, HEA https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/workstreams-research/research-and-policy https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/research/surveys https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/research/surveys/ukes-uk-engagement-survey/take-part-ukes Presentation by Jason Leman https://handouts-live.s3.amazonaws.com/293fba2d124a403da0d35e9703389223?sessionId=2586471732310502412&participantId=200009 Application of methods not really changing so it’s a change in perception Confidence in asking questions, language barriers – expect less questions in STEM subjects Staff accessibility is important, identity other routes of communication, e.g. email, especially regarding language fluency. Not just about fluency but about cultural factors (especially feeling that they can question the tutor’s judgement). How do we encourage students that…

Abstract: Programming Collaborative Learning

Name: Dr Bex Lewis Conference: Exploring collaborative learning in Higher Education media education programmes The HEA funded TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment) has worked across 22 programmes in 8 universities. TESTA has built a community of practice (CoP) interested in assessment and feedback processes at a sector level. FASTECH is a new JISC-funded project which builds upon this CoP, and starting with 15 core programmes, seeks to use standard technologies that have already been…

Will we mourn HEA subject centres?

HEA doesn't need subject centres, advocates argue, but critics disagree. Jack Grove reports The Higher Education Academy's plan to scrap its teaching support centres sparked an outcry when it was announced last autumn. More than 1,000 people signed a petition calling for the body's chief executive, Craig Mahoney, to reverse the decision to shut the 24 subject centres, while MPs raised their plight in the House of Commons. Others registered their concern in the press,…

Opposition grows to subject centre cuts as Germany cribs key lessons

MPs and sector unite to pressurise HEA as model is replicated overseas. Rebecca Attwood reports The Higher Education Academy is coming under mounting pressure to reconsider its decision to scrap its network of discipline-specific teaching support centres. A petition against the plan has gathered more than 1,000 signatures, while 15 MPs have signed an early day motion demanding that funding for the 24 subject centres be maintained. The motion says that the centres play an…
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