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Remote teaching: engaging students through lecture chunking and interactivity

Dr Saloni Krishnan, Department of Psychology

This case study describes good practice in remote teaching: the use of a live Mentimeter quiz and Moodle forum and drag-and-drop tasks to add interactivity to a lecture recorded in chunks.  Read more here


Replay and Clickers

Professor Wolfgang Müller, Department of Earth Sciences

In my undergraduate ‘Geochemistry’ and ‘Metamorphic Geology’ courses, but also in specialist postgraduate research classes, I use short practical tasks such as brief calculations, peer discussions and tasks triggered by questions or photos on slides to make the classes more interactive…Read more here


Flipping the Bioscience classroom: online lectures and in-class problem solving

Dr James McEvoy, School of Biological Sciences 

Here, James describes a new approach to teaching the Principles of Molecular Bioscience course, an approach that has emphasized problem-solving and understanding, and one that seems to have better prepared the weakest students for the exam...

Read more here   (from Curriculum Design section)


‘Rethinking Italian Fashion’ lecture

Dr Giuliana Pieri, Head of School, Modern Languages

I wanted to try something new in the last lecture of my undergraduate final year course ‘Italian Fashion and Design’, in which students were asked to generate the content of the lecture by providing a number of images which in their view best represented Italian fashion now…Read more here

Embedding site-specific video lectures in teaching EN2001/3021: Middle English Poetry

Alastair Bennett, Department of English

I created original, site-specific video resources for my Middle English Poetry course, and embedded them in the course alongside flipped lectures that were structured around student questions. Read more here


Clickers for formative assessment, feedback and encouraging student reflection

Dr Sarah Papworth, School of Biological Sciences

In all the lectures I give in my first year undergraduate course ‘Ecology: animal behaviour to environmental conservation’, I use clickers to provide myself and students with feedback on their level of understanding and confidence in their answers and to encourage student reflection... Read more here 


Teaching in the 21st Century: Embedding student learning in technology

Dr Eilidh Cage, Department of Psychology

I have embedded the course 'Developmental Psychology' in technology in order to make it engaging and accessible for all learners: an audience voting system using “Mentimeter”; post-lecture short answer questions on Moodle; and “Flipboards” to encourage widening of knowledge.

Read more here  (from Curriculum Design section) 


Critical curricula: Diversifying sites and sources

Dr Anna Jackman, Department of Geography 
Building upon established campaigns to decolonise the curriculum both within and beyond the discipline of geography, the ‘Diversifying sites and sources’ initiative provides a collaborative space for students to both contribute to, and extract from, a database of materials both authored by non-Western scholars and focusing on non-Western sites.
Read more here   (from Curriculum Design section)