Cardiff Met's student-led teaching fellowships, provide students with the opportunity to recognise and reward good teaching practice. The Learning and Teaching Development Unit (LTDU) in partnership with the Students' Union (SU) have identified five categories and related criteria under which students can provide evidence-based nominations. The categories were chosen to reflect areas identified in the NSS, the University's Learning and Teaching Strategy, and important sector-wide themes.
For a PDF booklet describing the Student-led Teaching Fellowships 2011-12, please click here. A summary of the awards can be seen below:
Most Organised Module
Student were asked:- Were the learning outcomes of the module clearly communicated and accessible? Were you provided with clear information on assessment methods and how these promote your learning? Did you receive information on time frames, e.g. when assessments are due etc? Did your handbook serve as a guide to the module? Were there clear channels of communication between you and staff and ways to alert you to any timetabling changes?
Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Listen to an interview with Rose about the Fellowship - here
Best Preparation for Work
Students were asked:- Does your tutor provide real-life experiences or simulations to help you apply theory to practice? Have you had opportunities to engage with the work place? Does your tutor provide opportunities to develop skills for future life (e.g. presentation skills, report writing, numeracy, CV development etc.)? Does your tutor create a safe environment to practice skills, encourage risk taking and innovation to promote a 'go get it' approach? Do they provide team working opportunities that develop problem solving skills in complex contexts and promote leadership skills?
Subject Leader in Graphic Communication
Cardiff School of Art & Design
Listen to an interview with Olwen about the Fellowship - here
Students were asked:- Have you received feedback that helps you recognise good performance and outlines expectations? Did that feedback help you recognise your strengths and weaknesses and provide you with high quality information about your learning? Did feedback promote conversation around learning with your peers or the tutor? Did feedback motivate you to learn and assist you in reaching your desired performance by providing examples and opportunities for improvement before the final grade? Was the feedback provided early enough to make a difference?
Senior Lecturer in Tourism
Cardiff School of Management
Students were asked:- Does your tutor bring something out of the ordinary to engage you in learning? Is the design of the curriculum and content of your course cutting edge? Do they use methods that get you to look beyond the classroom? Are new technologies or social media used in a way to enhance your learning, promote communication and encourage collaboration? Do they bring novelty into the classroom?
Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy
Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Listen to an interview with Hannah about the Fellowship - here
Students were asked: - Does your tutor encourage debate and
critical thinking, inspiring development of knowledge out of class time? Are
they enthusiastic and able to breathe vitality into their subject? Do their
assessment methods inspire creativity of though and action? Do they bring
real-life into the classroom? Do they inspire you to achieve to the best of your
Lecturer in English
Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
Listen to an interview
with Dimitra about the Fellowship - here