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Summer Workshops 2022

Please note: as of 4/7/22, all workshops are postponed, and closed to registration. We will revisit the programme in the Autumn term.

We are putting on a special programme of face-to-face workshops, starting in June, for everyone who took part in an online version of APP TE (May 2020 - April 2022). Whether you have already completed APP TE or have only just started, you are welcome to join!

Come along and explore areas of your practice in more depth, get ideas for next steps in your development, or just find out what your APP TE colleagues look like in 3D!

Workshops will be hosted in conference facilities on campus (exact locations tbc.; we will email registered participants). Each workshop lasts two hours. There will be refreshments, and some opportunity to socialise and share ideas, as well as structured activities.

Date Time Venue Description Registration
Thurs 23rd June 13:00 - 15:00  

Designing Collaboratively

Being able to design effective modules and learning activities is a core skill for most teaching staff, but design work in HE is often a lonely undertaking. In the wider world, it is recognised that design thrives on variety of perspectives, ideas and interests. In this workshop, we will introduce and test out some ways of approaching design more collaboratively, which could be used in your own departments.

In this workshop, we will:

  • familiarise ourselves with the popular ABC Learning Design framework, including how it works, and its advantages and disadvantages;
  • introduce some design processes, including the Framework for Innovation from the Design Council of the UK, and discuss how they could be implemented in an HE context.
Tues 28th June 10:00 - 12:00  

Writing Assessment Criteria

In this workshop you will rise to the challenge of writing assessment criteria that are clear, well-aligned to assessment tasks and that are well-aligned with Warwick’s 20-point undergraduate assessment scale, and useful to students and markers.

By the end of the workshop, you should be able to:

  • explain the importance of assessment rubrics to student learning and assessment;
  • avoid the pitfalls of writing assessment rubrics;
  • identify strategies to support student understanding of assessment standards and tasks;
  • evaluate a range of commonly available biscuits.
Tues 28th June 13:00 - 15:00  

Strategic Approaches to Feedback Practice

On APP TE, you have learned about what makes feedback effective for learning, and some perspectives on how students receive and use feedback. This workshop features a series of group activities where you can apply and extend that understanding.

During this workshop, you will:

  • use test cases to compare feedback strategies across different contexts;
  • review the evidence, and develop a cohesive, strategic approach to feedback practice;
  • discuss what would need to change in the design and implementation of our own modules to enable us to provide feedback most efficiently and effectively.
Thu 7th July   13:00 - 15:00

Thinking and Writing Reflectively

This workshop offers you an opportunity unlock your reflective powers using arts-based and creative methods.

By the end of the workshop you should be able to:

  • use storytelling, poetry, and found objects as a stimulus to reflection;
  • better articulate your own practice, your strengths and aspects for further development;
  • identify how you might adopt or adapt arts-based methods in your own teaching.
Tues 12th July   13:00 - 15:00

 Values-driven Practice

In this workshop, we will:

  • think about the role of values in our decision-making, and what it means to act in light of a value or principle;
  • discuss common barriers to enacting our values in our teaching practice, and how we can respond to them;
  • use a card sorting exercise to explore/develop our views on what is valuable and meaningful in our teaching practice.
Weds 20th July   13:00 - 15:00

Antiracist Pedagogy, with Anil Awesti (title tbc.)

Details to follow.

Weds 27th July   13:00 - 15:00

Playful Learning

There is increasing focus on the potential of play and playfulness within higher education. This workshop will introduce the principles and benefits and invites you to explore about how you might integrate playfulness into your own work.

By the end of the workshop you should be able to:

  • identify the key benefits of using play and playfulness in higher education;
  • evaluate the potential of play and playfulness in your own teaching practice.