The aim of this workshop is to explore how first impressions and our own experiences inform our perspectives, practice and teaching philosophy. Our daily roles are often multi-faceted and our interaction and communication strategies have to change depending on who we are engaging with and why. However, this is not always easy to do and if not done well can have a significant, long lasting impact on impact on our students and colleagues.
I will share with you the experiences that have helped to inform my own teaching philosophy and why I think the role of educator/facilitator/tutor is the most important job one can embrace. And why the challenge and pursuit of success in academia should be embedded within a frame work of civility.
Date: 23rd January 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Venue: OC0.05 (Oculus)
Dr. Leanne Williams
Dr Leanne Williams is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick. Before completing a PhD in reproductive physiology she taught Biology in an inner city FE college for many years. As a result she has developed a keen interest in identifying the transitional barriers students face when moving from school/college to University. During her time at Warwick she has developed a number of strategies to help students identify and refine the skills they need for effective transition to academic and social life at University.