Seminar Series - Professor Sally Brown

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​Following the success of the 2016 Learning and Teaching Conference Future-Facing Education, the Inspiring Excellence Seminar Series was launched by LTDU in September 2016.  

On 7th September, two fully-booked events were facilitated by Professor Sally Brown, leading specialist in learning and teaching and author of a multitude of texts on pedagogic theory and practice. Professor Brown’s workshop, ‘Engaging students creatively to maximise student retention and achievement’, addressed such issues as retention, student engagement, and the use of monitoring data effectively in order to support students. In the afternoon, Professor Brown gave a 30 minute TED session, ‘Crystal ball gazing: some reliable predictions about the next half decade in higher education’, which focused on some upcoming trends in UK and international higher education including: recognising and rewarding teaching excellence; considering diverse modes of study; changing epistemologies of learning; and rethinking what universities are for. A staff survey circulated after the events has offered valuable feedback and will help to guide future seminars.

Open TED session

​​​​The kind of approach that Sally advocates in writing assessments and giving feedback should be packaged as a compulsory session for new members of teaching staff (Staff feedback, 'Engaging students creatively to maximise student retention and achievement', 07.09.2016)

A very good and focused session that permitted personal and insightful reflections based on wide ranging experiences. (Staff feedback, 'TED session with Professor Sally Brown: Crystal ball gazing: some reliable predictions about the next half decade in higher education', 07.09.2016)

Details of this event's sessions for your CPD records:

Professor Sally Brown: Engaging students creatively to maximise student retention and achievement, Wednesday 7 September 2016, 9.30-11.30

TED session with Professor Sally Brown: Crystal ball gazing: some reliable predictions about the next half decade in higher education, Wednesday 7 September 2016, 15.30-16.00]