Courses and Workshops

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Accredited Programmes

These option units from the PGCLTHE and MAHE can also be taken without credit for individual CPD

Assessment in Higher Education 

The unit looks at the relationships between learning, teaching and assessment and the design of appropriate assessment tasks. This is set against the wider context of national, institutional and departmental strategies and the need to situate assessment activity in the whole programme.

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Developing Academic and Professional Practice (DAPP) 

This unit focuses on the application of the theories and skills of effective teaching and learning to the context of the participant’s academic practice. The unit requires the student to engage with critical reflection in the context of observations of practice (teaching and assessment), an assessment event and unit themes.

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Education for Sustainable Development 

This unit introduces the concept of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and provides an overview of the debates and approaches to embedding sustainability in Higher Education curricula.

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Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment with Technology (ELTAT) 

This unit will encourage participants to adopt constructive alignment as a design framework for developing holistic learning teaching and assessment strategies supported by appropriate technology. Participants will explore the issues that exist or emerge in planning, developing and delivering courses using technology, and will consider factors affecting the success and effectiveness of such courses from both the lecturer and student perspective.

The unit will enable participants to explore the opportunities offered by the wide range of technologies available, primarily as part of the MMU standard platform, to support learning, teaching and assessment.  This will include technologies that can be used in the classroom and/or online environment.  The participants will experience and assess the use of a range of technologies available to them at MMU and reflect on these in the context of their own practice.  Over the course of the unit, they will construct a portfolio of evidence and reflections on their experiences with learning, teaching and assessment technologies.

Ultimately, participants will develop skills in design, implementation and evaluation of technology enhanced learning, teaching and assessment in the context of their own practice.

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FLEX 15 

FLEX is an exciting new unit at postgraduate level developed for professionals who teach or support learning in HE. The unit will enable individuals to engage in bite-size continuous practice-based professional development activities to grow further as teachers in HE. It is an attractive offer for new and more experienced individuals who would like to gain credits for a wide range of self-selected CPD activities that enable them to grow as teachers in HE. The unit is fully aligned with the UK PSF and the SLTA and provides also a mechanism for PDR and evidencing Remaining in Good Standing for Fellows of the HEA while engaging in flexible CPD activities and capturing these in an academic portfolio.

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FLEX 15 [Creativity for Learning] 

This unit provides participants with a flexible, practice-based approach to teaching practice enhancement. A special version of FLEX with a focus on creativity will be offered by CELT in collaboration with London Metropolitan University during 2017/18. Colleagues from both institutions and elsewhere will have the opportunity to learn and develop together within a diverse and distributed community of higher education practitioners who are involved in teaching, supporting learning or development of others with an interest in creative teaching and learning, who would like to explore innovative learning and teaching.

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FLEX 15 [Flexible, Open and Social learning] 

This unit provides participants with a flexible, practice-based approach to teaching practice enhancement. A special version of FLEX with a focus on flexible, open and social learning (FOS) will be offered by CELT as an informal collaboration with colleagues from other institutions. Colleagues will have the opportunity to learn and develop together within a diverse and distributed community of higher education practitioners who are involved in teaching, supporting learning or development of others with an interest in flexible, open and social learning.

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FLEX 15 [PSF]  

This unit will enable individuals to engage in bite-size continuous practice-based professional development activities aligned to Descriptor 1 of the HEA (UKPSF (2011). It is an attractive offer for more experienced individuals with more than 3 years HE experience in supporting learning who would like to achieve Associate Fellowship through a supported route.

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FLEX 30 

This unit provides participants with a flexible, practice-based approach to teaching practice enhancement. Participants select to engage with five self-selected CPD activities of flexible CPD integral to their teaching and/or supporting learning roles. Whilst these individual activities are to be assessed holistically through one mode of summative assessment, it is important that the activities are understood and reflected upon to ensure successful synthesis and incorporation into practice as they are experienced. The summative assessment consists of a reflective narrative aligned with the UK/MMU Professional Standards Framework (MMU PSF), institutional drivers (such as the Strategy for Learning, Teaching and Assessment for example within MMU) where applicable and evidence engagement and impact of specific FLEX CPD activities on teaching practice.

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FLEX 30 [Creativity for Learning] 

This unit provides participants with a flexible, practice-based approach to teaching practice enhancement. A special version of FLEX with a focus on creativity will be offered by CELT in collaboration with London Metropolitan University during 2017/18. Colleagues from both institutions and elsewhere will have the opportunity to learn and develop together within a diverse and distributed community of higher education practitioners who are involved in teaching, supporting learning or development of others with an interest in creative teaching and learning, who would like to explore innovative learning and teaching.

Further information about this unit »

FLEX 30 [Flexible, Open and Social Learning] 

This unit provides participants with a flexible, practice-based approach to teaching practice enhancement. A special version of FLEX with a focus on flexible, open and social learning (FOS) will be offered by CELT as an informal collaboration with colleagues from other institutions. Colleagues will have the opportunity to learn and develop together within a diverse and distributed community of higher education practitioners who are involved in teaching, supporting learning or development of others with an interest in flexible, open and social learning.

Further information about this unit »

FLEX 30 [PSF]  

This unit will enable individuals to engage in bite-size continuous practice-based professional development activities aligned to Descriptor 2 of the HEA (UKPSF (2011). It is an attractive offer for more experienced individuals with more than 3 years HE experience in supporting learning who would like to achieve Fellowship through a supported route.

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Global Citizens Global Learners 

This unit aims to introduce ideas around Global Citizenship and related concepts, to provide opportunities to discuss and evaluate these in the context of your own discipline area and to explore the practicalities of designing curricula for global learners.

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HE Today 

HE Today is built around the concept of the critically reflective practitioner. The unit encourages participants to engage with the theory and practice of higher education today, as these apply in different professional contexts. It asks participants to reflect on their own role and practice in a changing Higher Education environment, and facilitates the development of an individual programme of Continuous Professional Development, premised on a course of study which continues beyond the unit itself to completion of an MA in Higher Education.

(This unit is available on the MA HE only)

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ILTA and DAPP 

Introduction to Learning, Teaching and Assessment (ILTA) 

This unit introduces and applies core skills and techniques to teaching situations, set within a broader context of how students learn in Higher Education. Relevant theories will be applied to the context of the participants' roles, rather than as abstract theories. Participants will consider the teaching process from both the teacher’s and the learners' perspectives, so that they can consider the most appropriate techniques and approaches to use with their own students. The assessment strategy for the unit provides the participants with an opportunity to demonstrate through practice that they can plan, deliver, evaluate and reflect on learning episodes and using this process plan for their CPD.

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Programme Leadership 

This unit considers theories of leadership and their relevance to leadership in the Higher Education context, with reference to national, institutional and departmental policies which may have an impact. The application of these theories to programme and other forms of academic leadership are then considered.

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Research Degree Supervision and Examination  

Researching Higher Education 

This unit uses problem- and enquiry-based learning approaches to prepare participants to carry out their own research projects in academic practice.

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Scholarship and practice 

Participants will approach the scholarship and practice of learning and teaching, as well as other academically related dimensions of higher education provision, through a consideration of scholarly practice. They will negotiate a project which draws on these concepts to engage with a chosen area of practice of relevance to their discipline context and their own professional development.

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Teaching and Learning Essentials for New Teachers (TALENT) 

TALENT is a 15-credit masters-level unit that provides opportunities to plan, deliver and observe teaching in a developmental environment with peer, and tutor support.

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FLEX

FLEX Surgery 

Description

This is an excellent opportunity  to find out more about the FLEX programme, ask  any questions you might have linked to informal engagement, the FLEX award or the 2 FLEX units, and also to get help with your FLEX activities and/or  portfolio.

Date(s)Venue 

Thursday 5th October 2017
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 3rd November 2017
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Tuesday 5th December 2017
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Monday 15th January 2018
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Wednesday 7th February 2018
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 16th March 2018
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Thursday 19th April 2018
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Monday 14th May 2018
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Wednesday 13th June 2018
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

PSF

Introduction to the MMU PSF Scheme 

Description

A session for staff interested in applying for HEA Fellowship via the PSF who would like some more information.

Date(s)Venue 

Friday 7th July 2017
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 13th October 2017
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 19th January 2018
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 1st June 2018
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

PSF Writing Retreats 

Description

Do you want some time dedicated, concentrated time to write your PSF application?

Sign up for a MMU PSF Writing Retreat. Dedicated time away from your desk to actually sit and write your application, with access to a mentor.

Places are limited to 8 persons per retreat.

Full details of the MMU Professional Standards Framework (PSF)

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Tuesday 12th December 2017
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 9th March 2018
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Teaching and Learning Essentials

3Ps (Planning, Preparation and Purpose) 

Description

Planning, preparation and purpose introduces session planning, inclusive practice, learning levels and writing learning outcomes. There is also opportunity to explore creative ways to deliver teaching and evaluate that learning has happened.

NB: You can either attend 3Ps as a standalone session or in combination with other elements as part of the TALENT unit details »

Appropriate for colleagues who are new to teaching and professional/technical services staff who plan sessions

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 6th November 2017
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

All Saints room 105

Tuesday 6th February 2018
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

TBC

Wednesday 9th May 2018
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

All Saints room 105

 

Reflective Practice: Reflective Writing 

Description

This workshop considers models and approaches that can prompt and support reflective practice. There is also an opportunity to review the characteristics of effective reflective writing.

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in student learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Friday 15th June 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Reflective Writing Workshops 

Description

Are you completing TALENT, FLEX, PSF application, PGC LTHE, or do you just want some extra information related to writing reflectively? This workshop is for you!

Date(s)Venue 

Friday 21st July 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Tuesday 26th September 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 15th December 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 2nd March 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 8th June 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

 

 

Would you be interested in gaining academic credits for your CPD activities?

Some more informal development opportunities:

 

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The Greenhouse
a monthly meeting designed to be a creative space to share innovative learning and teaching ideas.

 

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Teaching and Learning conversations
monthly cross-institutional webinar discussions on current teaching and learning topics.

 

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#LTHEchat
Join our weekly learning and teaching tweetchats, Wednesdays 8-9pm UK time