Teaching & Learning 2021 (2)

Learning and Teaching Seminar Series

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

New for 2021/2022!  This series centres on sharing good practice and centres on three key principles: intellectual generosity, dynamic and collegiality.

Seminars take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 4pm-5pm, with sessions delivered online via Zoom webinar.  The seminars are open to all and free to attend.

Watch previous seminars on YouTube.

Forthcoming sessions:

Wednesday 8th December 2021 4pm-5pm

Dr Will Thomas - Games in the Classroom


Using games in the classroom can be a great way to engage students, stimulate discussion and to approach topics which are abstract, complex or otherwise difficult.  How should we, as educators, choose or design games to use in serious contexts?  How might we think about evaluating their effectiveness?

This seminar will explore these questions and offer a simple framework which can be used to guide our thinking.  Two examples will be shared - the creation of a game to support business students and the evaluation of a seminar series for military leaders based around a popular board game.  we will review elements of the design (or selection) of the game that are critical to its success as a learning tool and think about how the implementation in the classroom can contribute to maximising the value for students.  We will conclude by providing you with three key learning poings for your to take away and use within your teaching.

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Wednesday 12th January 2022 4pm-5pm

Dr Ivana Lessner Listiakova - Learning Hubs

Details to follow

Booking available soon

Wednesday 9th February 2022 4pm-5pm

Professor Jo Finch - Courageous conversations with struggling students

Details to follow

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Wednesday 9th March 2022 4pm-5pm

Dr Harvey Osborne - Making sense of NSS

Details to follow

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Wednesday 11th May 2022 4pm-5pm

Dr Sebastian Cordoba - LGBTQIA/EDI

Wednesday 8th June 2022 4pm-5pm

Dr Lindsey Scott

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