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…

Flipped Learning and Use of Formative Assessments in Computational Arts

Dr. Theo Papatheodorou is a Senior Lecturer in Computational Arts and the course leader of the MA/MFA in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London.  Joining the department of Computing a few years back, I was assigned to teach an undergraduate module called Audio-Visual Computing. Faced with problems in its original iteration, I reflected on…

Inclusive Teaching: Cultural Differences in Plagiarism/Referencing

  Jessica Ussher, a first year PhD student at Warwick’s  Centre of Interdisciplinary Methodologies, tells her story. This is the second reflection in a series of cases looking at inclusive teaching.     It was during my second degree that I really noticed the importance of inclusive learning and teaching, and just how easily it can…

Non-Linear Digital Pedagogy

Dr Raed Yacoub is a Research Associate in the Department of Media and Communications. Raed also works as an E-Learning Advisor at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre at Goldsmiths College, University of London.   We have two assumptions as our entry to the non-linear digital pedagogy. The first is that teaching and learning are increasingly becoming…

Reflections on Practice-Based Teaching in Psychology

Written by Dr Debbie Custance, Academic Director of Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Learning Context I used to teach a laboratory session on observational methods to first year undergraduates in their Research Methods in Psychology module. The students would come to their regular teaching space,…

Liberating Our Curriculum: Diversity in Class Resources

In this brief reflection, Dr Deborah Custance, Academic Director of Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre and Senior Lecturer at Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, discusses lack of diversity in class resources.   I was lecturing on comparative psychology a few years ago and presenting one of those images of monkeys evolving through to apes,…