Teaching & Learning 2021 (2)

Learning and Teaching Seminar Series

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

The Learning and Teaching Seminar Series centres on sharing practice. The Series is interdisciplinary and draws contributions from a diverse community of educators, researchers and policymakers. It invites presentations on the methods and practices of learning and teaching in Higher Education as well as the discourses within which they are framed and shaped.

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.

You can watch previous seminars delivered during the 2021/22 academic year on YouTube.

Below is the schedule for 2022/23 academic year:

Is playful learning proper education?

Professor Alison James



The importance of reflection in Higher Education

Professor Paul Ashwin



An overview of student data and practical applications

Paulo Viera Braga



Minions and the Makers Movement – Making Complex Learning More Accessible

Dr Ruth Flaherty



Developing praxis: using lived experience narratives as teaching pedagogy

Laura Polley



Governed by numbers: a critical approach to data in education

Dr Javiera Atenas



Research methods pedagogy

Dr Cristian Dogaru



Playfulness in teaching research

Dr Pete King







Phil is a Lecturer in Primary Education Studies at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Phil’s main area of focus is the intersection of early childhood education and compulsory school. He researches the transition between these phases of education, focussing on their dif...

Sarah is the Partnerships Administrator for the Centre for Academic and International Partnerships. Sarah has worked within Education for the last seventeen years and can often be found with her nose in a good book. She is more than happy to recommend a good read. ...

Nicki is a School Administrator in Social Sciences and Humanities, primarily focusing on research. She achieved her undergraduate degree in Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies in 2021 at Essex University and has over 20 years office experience within the Public, Private and Char...