Liberating Our Curriculum: Diversity in Class Resources

Storyboard Text Teacher: Here’s a typical illustration of the evolution of humans: from monkeys to apes to modern man. Student 1: And why are they all men? Student 2: Why do they always start off black, but end up white? Teacher: Oh gosh, I never noticed that! Actually most of my slides have pictures of…

Teamwork: Group Presentations

Case study based on a real-life experience. Anonymous contribution. SCRIPT BEGINS. Two students are presenting their work in class. They say: Welcome to our group presentation! Student 1 (Lisa) quickly takes over the presentation. The speech bubble says: Bla bla bla…And then…bla bla… Student 2 is not very happy about how Student 1 has taken…

Using Smartphones to Generate Word Clouds in the Politics Classroom

Anonymous Contribution. All rights reserved.  The potential for technology-enhanced learning (TEL) to foster innovative teaching and improve student experience has been widely discussed (Davies 2015, Gordon 2014, Patton 2018).  Some scepticism has been expressed about prevailing discourses on TEL (Bayne 2015), while wider concerns have been voiced about the extent to which it forms part of…

Tips for Writing for the FHEA

Suzan Koseoglu is an Academic Developer at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre, Goldsmiths University of London.       Every time I open the application form for FHEA, I just look at it for a few minutes, sigh, and close it again… — Michael Seery (@seerymk) July 20, 2015 This is exactly how I…

Varied Assessment

This comic strip is based on the resource Varied Assessment Methods. SCRIPT BEGINS. Teacher says [with a smile]: For this assignment you will write a 2000 word essay. In your essay.. Students protest: Not another essay! Teacher sees something approaching in the sky. She says with excitement: … Is it a bird? Is it a…

“Autistic” vs. “People with Autism”

Case study designed with contributions from Dr Debbie Custance (Academic Director of TaLIC) SCRIPT BEGINS. Teacher says: People with autism perceive the world differently to other people. Student responds in an unhappy voice: I’m autistic, not a person with autism. A quote from the National Autistic Society is displayed. The quote says:  “If you are…

Announcing Gender Pronouns

Case study designed with contributions from Dr Justin Bengry (Lecturer in History, MA in Queer History Course Convenor) and Dr Anna Carlile (Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies). Storyboard Text Teacher [with a friendly smile]: Welcome to our class! My name is Lisa and I use she and her as my pronouns. Please let us know…

FHEA Application – Suzan Koseoglu

Suzan Koseoglu is an Academic Developer at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre, Goldsmiths University of London.   …   When I started writing my Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Application one of the biggest challenges was to find examples to see how the application could be structured. I remember finding only two examples…

Glossary – Inclusive Teaching

Attribution: The definitions Privilege, Inclusion, Power, Diversity, Equity, Oppression, Bias, and Intersectionality are taken from Queen’s University’s fantastic open resource Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Pedagogy and Practice, Module 1: Power Privilege & Power, Lesson 2: Unpacking Language and Lesson 4: Intersectionality. This glossary is open to contributions, comments and suggestions. Please contact talic(at)gold.ac.uk Bias Bias is…

Copyright Guide

This Copyright Guide focuses on copyright law which is an important issue for Further and Higher Education. A clear understanding of the application of the law of copyright can assist those working in colleges and universities to maximise the use of other people’s materials when engaged in building resources for digital learning, for example. It…