LTDS hosted the first of our Feeling Connected events last week. The series is all about how to help to engage large students cohorts in the classroom and beyond. In this initial session we considered how to engage students in the lecture.
Tony Chapman-Wilson brought an actors perspective on how to get the best out of, and look after our voices. He had us humming, thinking about our diaphragms and tripping over tongue twisters.
Sue Gill spoke about Powerpoint as an aid; we presented feedback from the recent TEA awards from NUSU on what student appreciate; heard top tips from colleagues via podcasts and Dr Alison Graham rounded the session off with real examples and insights from her use of the OMBEA student response system.
The links below take you to the recordings on ReCap.
- How do you approach planning a session? (03:49)
- How do you make connections and be confident? (03:06)
- How do you maintain attention and keep students involved? (04:46)
- What do students appreciate? (02:40)
- What advice would you give? (02:53)
Thanks to all who attended and contributed to a lively session, and to and to colleagues who gave up their time to contribute before and after.
Insights from NUSU Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAs)
Rowan South and Dr Joe Barton from NUSU talk about what students value:
Next in the series…staying connected
Our next Feeling Connected event will focus on how to stay connected between lectures. It will take place on Tuesday 19 September in the Herschel Learning Lab and have a hands-on feel. You can book via our web-page: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ltds/about/training/feelingconnected/