Wednesday, 13 July 2016

EVENT REPORT: Engagement Teaching through Active Learning Methods

With Special Guest Speaker, Professor Wayne Seames

Professor Wayne Seames
In this workshop, delegates learned new, effective ways of designing modules and programmes, as well as teaching techniques that increase the engagement of students in the learning process.

This workshop was aimed at academic and teaching staff, and geared towards helping teachers to overcome barriers that might be preventing them from implementing active learning methods. Throughout the workshop, Professor Seames used a number of different teaching methods to demonstrate ways to get students more engaged in the class, whilst also providing plenty of time for discussion and for delegates to explore and resolve individual concerns.

Delegates were able to consider how students typically learn differently from academic staff, considering the organisation of modules into learning units, the use of learning guides, and flipped learning.