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Teaching Forum

Welcome to the Teaching Forum!

The Teaching Forum has been established as a place to think about, learn about and discuss teaching. The aim is to organise one session per term around topics of interest.

Organiser for 2018-2019: Nayia Constantinou (email: p dot constantinou dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk)

2018-2019 Sessions

Date: 2-3pm, 7th December (Friday)
Location: Staff Common Room

Presenter: Dr Matina Rassias (UCL)
Title: We don’t just hear you… we listen to you!
Abstract: During this talk we will have the opportunity to share our experience on how to best engage with our students inside and outside the class as: (a) an instructor of Statistics modules for both specialist and non-specialist students, (b) a tutor with pastoral care duties and (c) an educator who via the role of the departmental tutor for undergraduate students aims to contribute towards their well-rounded Statistics education. We will discuss about the students’ role in an institution which promotes a connected, research-based education and what are the lessons we have learned along the way. We aim finally to address the renewed focus on teaching and learning, given the most recently Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), including subject-level TEF, and the possible impact of TEF on the mathematical sciences.

Date: 2-3pm, 11th February (Monday)
Location: Staff Common Room

Presenter: Dr Mary McAlinden (Greenwich)
Title: Exploring the transition to university with our students.
Abstract: The transition to university presents many challenges both for students and their lecturers who seek to build on prior knowledge and facilitate the educational transition to university study. In this session the primary focus will be on the teaching and learning aspects of this transition, with particular reference to the teaching methods and modes of learning as experienced by students in the Mathematical Sciences at Warwick. Drawing on feedback from a student focus group, and prior studies from the literature, the session will provide an opportunity for a discussion of ways of assisting students with the transition into university study in their chosen discipline. Participants will be encouraged to explore how, both individually and collectively at programme level, they can assist students in overcoming the challenges they experience.

Date: 2-3pm, 22nd March (Friday)
Location: Staff Common Room

Presenter: Dr Lynne Bayley (Warwick)
Title: Discussion on Lecture Capture and Moodle
Abstract: TBC

Date: 2-3pm, 8th April (Monday)
Location: Staff Common Room

Presenter: Dr Nayia Constantinou (Warwick)
Title: Discussion on assessment criteria
Abstract: TBC

Date: 2-3pm, 17th May (Friday)
Location: Staff Common Room

Presenter: Dr Ric Crossman
Title: Enhancing Learning Through Pencasts
Abstract: TBC

Date: 2-3pm, 24th May (Friday)
Location: Staff Common Room

Presenter: Dr Stephen Connor (York)
Title: TBC
Abstract: TBC