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…

“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…

Reflections on Personal Tutoring

Mathew Baylis is an e-learning advisor working at Goldsmiths, University of London. Mathew advises on course area development on learn.gold (Goldsmith’s Virtual Learning Environment), technology enhanced learning and pedagogy around teaching and learning.  I don’t often reflect on my time as a teacher and personal tutor in Further Education (FE). Only with ex-colleagues have I…

Blogging: Reflecting the Past Right Now

An interview with Dr Cheryl Deedman, who is a lecturer and seminar tutor in the Department of History at Goldsmiths, University of London. By Suzan Koseoglu and Vanessa Smith, TaLIC.      1. Thank you for participating in this interview, Cheryl. Can you tell us a bit about your role at Goldsmiths?  I have been…

Exploring responses to a discussion seminar for Creative Writing MA students

  Giovanna Iozzi is working towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. She is a recipient of Goldsmiths’ Pat Kavanagh Prize and she has published short stories in various places including Ambit, The New Writer, Rattle Tales, The Gold Room & Exeter Writers and is working on her first novel. In this post Giovanna describes a research…