In this episode, we speak to Dr. Edward Hall, Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at Northumbria University. Ed shares some of the outcomes from his extensive work in coach education, elements of which are transferrable to teaching practice. Key bits of nourishment focus on principles that underpin effective reflections, approaching meetings/relationships as ‘interactions’ and the importance of making each of those interactions count.
In this episode, we speak to Sam Messam, Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at the University of Lincoln. The focus of the discussion is on how to have difficult conversations. We explore the fundamental principles to consider when having difficult conversations whether it be manager > lecturer, lecturer > lecturer or lecturer > student. Sam provides an array of top tips for listeners to reflect on and implement into future conversations.
In this episode, I am joined by Christine Calder, Academic Development Lead at Dundee and Angus College. We discuss the topic of Action Research: what it is, what the benefits are to lecturers (both participating and reading) and most importantly, how it can be done. Christine also shares the great work that CAIRN (College Action Inquiry Research Network) is doing and how listeners can find out more about the publication released at the end of February.
In this episode, we speak to Oli Cav, former headteacher and author of a number of books on visual teaching strategies including Dual Coding with teachers. The discussion focusses heavily around the concept of Dual Coding, what it is, how it can be used within teaching practice and the fundamental principles that Oli believes are key to ensure that it is effectively applied.
In this episode, Dr Gary Husband, lecturer at the University of Stirling, talks about his research in mentoring, including fundamental principles applied in formal and informal settings. The discussion provides an insight into practices across the sector and tips/advice on ensuring that mentoring is effectively utilised.
In Episode 4 with Jon Ridley, Vice-Principal of Newcastle College, and Executive Director of Higher Education, NCG, we discuss the topic of teaching as social action vs. teaching as a transaction. The discussion focuses on some of the challenges faced when teaching online, underpinned by current research, along with suggestions for colleagues to consider. The episode also covers the range of 'opportunities' that have been presented to the sector to take this forward in future curriculum design.
In Episode 3 with Susannah Wilson, Curriculum Lead: National Programmes at Argyll College UHI, we discuss assessment and feedback, with a clear focus on the purpose of making the feedback process impactful for students. Touching upon different aspects of recent research, the discussion focuses on the importance of the feedback process, ensuring there is sufficient time set aside for students to review feedback and make tangible changes to their practice.
In this episode with Marc Steutel, Lead Assistant Coach GB Basketball, Curriculum Leader HE Sport, we discuss all aspects relating to the building of effective relationships, especially throughout the pandemic. Relationships are vital from lecturer > lecturer, lecturer <> student and student > student and the discussion explores different components which contribute to the effective building of relationships, given the current circumstances.
In this episode with Micky Riddell from Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, we look at how retrieval practice links with short/long-term memory, the forgetting curve, and approaches that can be used with learners to bring information into the working memory.