We are creating this resource within the LT2020 website called 20:20 Vision. This will answer a series of FAQs to support those new to the learning and teaching role as well more experienced colleagues. The aim of the resource is to help both new staff teaching for the first time and experienced colleagues looking for new ideas.
We would appreciate your help with this by identifying existing resources and contributing to new ones. This will help address the different discussion topics within the resource which will explore aspects of teaching and areas of action through 2015/16 and beyond.
The questions this resource will answer over the coming months are shown below. In the mean time colleagues at DMU can contribute suggestions on the 20:20 Vision wiki in the MyDevelopment community in BlackBoard. If you are already logged in to BlackBoard then follow this link to the 20:20 Vision wiki.
How do my students learn?
What motivates my students to learn?
What stops my students learning (& what support is available for them)?
Does my students’ attendance matter?
What if some of my students are disruptive?
What factors should influence my teaching?
What formats will my teaching involve?
What methods should I use in my teaching?
How should I supervise research projects?
What technology could I use to enhance my teaching?
How are my outcomes set?
How is my course assessed?
How do my outcomes relate to assessment?
How do we make sure the results are correct?
How can I support the employability of my students?
What administrative support is available?
What administrative systems should I be aware of? (eg what is a SAB sheet?)
How do we assure and enhance quality?
How can I make changes to my course?
How are regulations set?
How do regulations influence the way I teach?
What are the main regulations influencing students?
What are my communities and how can I manage them? (Relationship between teaching & research)
What is a learning community and how do I create one for my students?
What communication systems exist to reach the different communities?
How can my roles – as a teacher and researcher – support each other?
How are my roles – and those of my students – likely to change?
How can I encourage my students to adopt a role as co-producers of knowledge (and how does that affect my roles)?
What support exists for my different roles?