Upcoming events: Advance HE – symposia series

Advance HE’s range of symposia events focus on thematic areas of interest within teaching and learning and are for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of the latest teaching pedagogies and upskill their practice in key areas. Practitioners are invited to participate in each symposium through submitting an abstract on their work as a presentation…

News: Mental Health Awareness – online training for staff

Mental Health Awareness – Online Training Developed by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, this package is designed to give non-specialist staff the skills, knowledge and confidence to offer a first line of support to students who may have mental health issues. This package is available via Blackboard / My Hallam​. Please log in using your standard network user…

Making the message count (part 1) using your voice and body to teach more effectively

About the session – Part 1 Ever thought about your voice as an instrument, does it ever get tired, for example? Do you wonder about your body language, appearing confident, using engagement skills and owning the space in your classroom/lecture theatre? What about other forms of communication environment? Part 1 showed you learnable skills, tips and techniques that…

Engaging, including and activating: multimedia learning scholarship for the visual revolution

            Please note that all images are copy-right protected and must not be used without the owner’s permission! Strand Student retention Type Campfire Learning Objective(s) By the end of the session, participants will: be up to date with leading scholarship on multimedia learning and its predictions regarding pedagogic impact on…

How peer / friendship groups form, and their effect on engagement and attainment

          Strand Student attainment Type Ignite Learning Objective(s) 1) To identify factors that lead to peer / friendship group formation 2) Investigate in what way group formation influences attainment and / or engagement 3) Discuss if academics should seek to influence group formation Peer groups have a strong influence on student…