Teaching Circle today!

The first Teaching Circle session of this academic year will take place on Tuesday 26 September, 12.30-14.00, room 2.36 

Dr Catherine Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement, Institute for Academic Development 

How to engage students more deeply in learning history, classics and archaeology? 

There is increasing interest in the idea of students and staff co-creating learning and teaching (Cook-Sather, Bovill and Felten, 2014; Healey, Flint and Harrington, 2014), and a range of benefits have been demonstrated to result from learning and teaching processes where students engage deeply. In this session I will explore a range of examples of ways in which staff and students from a range of universities are co-creating learning and teaching. I will also explore at a more fundamental level how we can try to enhance the relationships between staff and students – something that has been shown to improve academic achievement and students’ sense of belonging. This session will include a presentation and an opportunity for you to be involved in small group discussions focused on your teaching practices and future possibilities.

All welcome! Bring along your lunch and tea and coffee will be served. Full details of this semester’s programme and a registration link are available here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/history-classics-archaeology/about-us/academic-excellence/teaching-quality/supporting-staff/innovation-best-practice-teaching

What is Teaching Circle?
This is an informal lunchtime seminar which brings together teaching staff and PhD students from across the School to share good practice, with the involvement of outside experts where appropriate. Please get in touch if you have a suggestion for a particular theme or issue you would like to see discussed in a Teaching Circle session or if you would like to lead a discussion on a particular theme.