Courses and Workshops

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Academic Staff Induction

LTA@MMU 

Description

Are you new to MMU? If so, this session is for you! It will explore key resources, people, support, and CPD opportunities essential to you and learning, teaching and assessment at MMU.

Appropriate for all academics new to MMU.

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 25th April 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

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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Dissertation (MA HE) 

The Dissertation is taken as the last unit of the MA HE. There are three enrolments per year, in September, January and April.

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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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FLEX (15 credits) 

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 (30 credits) 

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 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 2016/17. 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 [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 [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 2016/17. 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 [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.

Further information about this unit »

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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Introduction to Learning, Teaching and Assessment (ILTA - online version for Collaborative Partners) 

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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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.

Further information about this unit »

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  

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.

Further information about this unit »

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.

We are also running some specific Portfolio Surgeries.

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 14th March 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Wednesday 5th April 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Tuesday 16th May 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Purple Room, 5th Floor, All Saints Building

Tuesday 6th June 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Green Room, 5th floor, All Saints Building

 

Programme Leaders

Planning for PARM (Preparing your documentation) 

Description

Everything you wanted to know about preparing documentation for programme approval, periodic review or major modification, but hadn’t got round to asking yet. This session provides information on which templates you will need to complete, guidance on the information you will need to provide, and details of who you need to consult when preparing your documentation.  It will also provide the opportunity to work with colleagues from CASQE, CELT, LRT and the Library on completion of documentation.

Audience:
Appropriate for programme teams due to undergo PARM activity within the next 12 months

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Business School 3.07

 

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 28th April 2017
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 22nd February 2017
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Thursday 13th April 2017
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 9th June 2017
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Research Seminars

Research Seminar: Factors affecting the success of students who are first in the family at a South African University 

Description

In South Africa, despite increased entry into tertiary education for students from poorer townships and rural areas, it would seem that many are gaining admission without gaining real access to the University.

The necessity for more focused research into this lack of real access has been highlighted in South Africa by the recent activity of the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustfall movements. Although much research has already focused on the broader population of students disadvantaged by the legacy of apartheid, very little has focused on factors affecting the success of students who are first in the family at university (FIFU).

In using focus group methodologies we were aware that speakers of English as an additional language might be silenced in a diverse focus group. Therefore we decided to complement these methodologies with a participatory learning and action (PLA) approach. This entailed asking students to draw their experiences of the journey to, into and through the university. Then, using these drawings, students explained their journeys to the researchers and these were video recorded. As well as being a stimulus for conversation in the focus groups, we felt that the drawings themselves might serve as a window into the experiences of these students.

Using Margaret Archers notions of identity formation this presentation will focus on the journeys of two first generation students at UCT.

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 22nd March 2017
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Business School, Room 4.06a

 

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 

Wednesday 10th May 2017
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Delivering Practical Sessions 

Description

Delivering practical sessions shares techniques and provides some creative space to consider different ways to support student learning in practical sessions.

Appropriate for academics and technical services professionals.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 3rd April 2017
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Education for Sustainable Development in Practice 

Description

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in practice explores practical and interactive approaches to support student engagement with ESD. There will be opportunities to try out some of the techniques, including some object based learning, and to share examples from your own practice. 

Co-developed and delivered by Special Collections, Science and the Environment and CELT.

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

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 15th May 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Collections, All Saints Library

 

Employability Contexts and Practice 

Description

This workshop provides an overview of national employability contexts including DLHE and KIS data (if you don’t know these acronyms then this is a session for you!) as well as considering MMU’s employability strategy and services. There will also be opportunities to share effective techniques for integrating employabiity into academic prractice and a chance to hear about innovative practice across MMU.

The session is co-developed and delivered by Careers and Employability and CELT.

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

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 14th June 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

TBC, Manchester campus

 

Engaging and Supporting Disabled Students 

Description

This workshop contextualises how MMU works to provide an inclusive experience for disabled students in their learning and assessment activities. The workshop will look at processes and procedures in place whilst keeping the sense of student learning central to discussions. The session is co-developed and delivered by Disability Service and CELT.

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

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 8th May 2017
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Exploring Action Learning Sets (ALS) 

Description

Exploring Action Learning Sets (ALS) provides an overview of the process and techniques used to run ALSs. There will also be an opportunity to participate in an ALS then review the experience in the context of your own academic practice.

Co-developed and delivered by the Business School and CELT.

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

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 12th June 2017
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Exploring Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) 

Description

Exploring Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) explores the characteristics of SpLDs such as the dyslexia and the impact they can have on student learning.

Co-developed and delivered by The Learner Development & Disability Service and CELT.

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

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 22nd May 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Helping Students in Distress 

Description

Helping Students in Distress considers the practical techniques and effective referrals that staff can use to support students in distress.  The session considers mental health & well-being perspectives in learning and teaching contexts.

Co-developed and delivered by the Counselling and Wellbeing service and CELT

Appropriate for Personal tutors, staff in pastoral roles.

Date(s)Venue 

Thursday 9th March 2017
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Induction Practice Exchange 

Description

The Induction Practice Exchange provides a space to disseminate induction success stories, approaches and strategies and exchange peer feedback about next year’s induction plans.

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

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 25th April 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Introduction to Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Services 

Description

This workshop provides an overview to counselling, health and wellbeing services available to students at MMU. The session considers some scenarios in learning and teaching contexts to explore how and when to refer students to professional services. 

Co-developed and delivered by the Counselling and Wellbeing service and CELT

Appropriate for staff new to tutoring/supporting learning.

Date(s)Venue 

Thursday 23rd February 2017
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Learning Through Objects 

Description

This workshop considers the merits of using objects to foster student curiosity and engagement to create environments for multi-sensory learning. The session will provide participants with practical, hands-on experience to model techniques, whilst contextualising the approach in terms of ESD and experiential learning.The session is co-developed and delivered by Special Collections, Science and the Environment and CELT.

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

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 6th June 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Collections, All Saints Library

 

Observing Teaching 

Description

Observing Teaching provides a practical opportunity to observe some teaching, provide feedback, and for constructive and reflective discussions to develop further your techniques

Appropriate for academics and professional/technical staff involved in observing practice.

Date(s)Venue 

Monday 5th June 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

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 

Wednesday 22nd March 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 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 10th March 2017
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Friday 19th May 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Green Room, 5th Floor, All Saints Building

 

Student Confidence 

Description

This workshop provides space to disseminate approaches and techniques used to promote student confidence. There will be opportunities to do some action planning with peers to develop practice in this area.

Date(s)Venue 

Thursday 1st June 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Techniques for Delivering Sessions 

Description

Techniques for delivering sessions will practically explore three techniques  you can use when delivering taught sessions

  1. Presence – owning the room, managing the environment with verbal and non-verbal techniques
  2. Personalisation – techniques to engage and motivate students
  3. Participation – incorporating interactive elements in sessions

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

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 15th March 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

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The Inclusive Classroom 

Description

The inclusive classroom explores practical techniques to plan for and facilitate an inclusive environment for all learners.

Co-developed and delivered by the Disability Service and CELT.

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

Date(s)Venue 

Tuesday 28th February 2017
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Tools and Techniques for Personal Tutoring 

Description

This workshop explores how to use coaching approaches in personal tutoring and some useful techniques for managing difficult conversations with students.

Appropriate for: Personal tutors; Staff in pastoral roles.

Date(s)Venue 

Friday 24th February 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

 

Unit Leadership 

Description

This workshop outlines the role and responsibilities of unit leaders, highlights useful resources and provides opportunities for questions and answers.

Appropriate for: unit leaders

Date(s)Venue 

Wednesday 1st March 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 105, All Saints Building

Tuesday 9th May 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 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