"education" blog posts

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 6 - the one with the air balloon

Posted on: 12 April 2021 | Category: General

Host and Guests in Online Meeting

Episode 6 was recorded on 29th March 2021 with Nicola Whitton, Rikke Toft Nørgård, Simon Thomson and William Carey. This is a special edition of Treasure Island Pedagogies with educational developers. In homage to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’, our guests identify their students’ lightbulb moment (when their students ‘were getting it’), a teaching prop or pedagogy to take to their Treasure Islands together with a luxury item off duty.


Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 5 - the one with the coconut

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Category: General

People in Online Meeting

Episode 5 was recorded on 16th March 2021 with four guests, literally from round the globe! This is a special edition of Treasure Island Pedagogies with educational developers. In homage to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’, our guests identify their students’ lightbulb moment (when their students ‘were getting it’), a teaching prop or pedagogy to take to their Treasure Islands together with a luxury item off duty. Ashwini Datt, University of Auckland, NZ, Danielle Hinton, University of Birmingham, UK, Jenni Carr, London School of Economics, UK and Natasha Taylor, RMIT, Australia.


Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 4

Posted on: 4 January 2021 | Category: General

Host and Four Guests in Online Meeting

Episode 4 was recorded on 3rd Dec 2020 with four guests from the University of Liverpool: Marieke Riethof (Latin American Politics), Chris Barlow (Accounting and Finance), Jennifer Klunder-Rosser (Nursing), and Joel Haddley (Mathematics). They all shared their lightbulb moment (when they felt their students were ‘getting it’), an essential teaching prop or pedagogy and one luxury item to relax off duty.


Liverpool Learning Summit Blog Series - Experiences and Reflections

Posted on: 18 December 2020 | Category: General

Liverpool Learning Summit Blog Banner Image

When I was asked to contribute to this blog I thought it’d be good to look back on my experience and share it with you. I moved to the UK 11 years ago as an international student. If I remember it correctly, the first thing I noticed was how reluctant home students were to work with international students. And also, how international students consciously or unconsciously created their own networks.


Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 3

Posted on: 15 December 2020 | Category: General

People in Online Meeting

Episode 3 was recorded on 30th Nov 2020 with three guests from the University of Liverpool: Katherine Whitehurst (Comm & Media), Matt Murphy (Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering) and Matthew Flynn (Music). They all shared their lightbulb moment (when they felt their students were ‘getting it’), an essential teaching prop or pedagogy and one luxury item to relax off duty.


CIE Blog - Working from Home

Posted on: 20 March 2020 | Category: General

Laptop Phone Coffee

With the University moving to remote teaching and remote working, these have become uncertain times for colleagues. My friends in other departments across the University have expressed their apprehension of working remotely and are concerned about how to stay active and connected. So here in CIE I have asked my colleagues what works for them and we have put together some recommendations or tried and tested tips and tricks for a positive remote working experience, and have listed some apps which have helped us maintain a positive outlook.


Epidemics, Pandemics and Educational Innovation

Posted on: 11 March 2020 | Category: General

Masked Woman and Virus

With rationing in supermarkets, flights cancelled until further notice and the whole of Italy on lock down, to say we live in interesting and uncertain times is an understatement. We thought nothing could rival the complexity of Brexit; but the rapid spread of coronavirus across the globe just goes to show we should never underestimate our ability to be surprised!


Solstice Conference Edge Hill University - 5th-6th June 2019. Who are you and who do you want to be?

Posted on: 16 August 2019 | Category: Conference & Event Reports

Professor Sally Brown Poses

I attended Edge Hill’s Solstice Conference on 5th June 2019 in Ormskirk. It was a productive and fast paced day filled with great practice and inspirational talks. A real highlight of the conference was witnessing Phil Race’s semi-retirement ‘This is Your Life’ presentation and celebration.


Developing Students’ Digital Fluency in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Posted on: 8 May 2019 | Category: Conference & Event Reports

HSS Digital Fluency Event

On the 17th April 2019 the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted an event to discuss digital fluency and what that means across different disciplinary contexts.


Microsoft FE & HE Training and CPD Boot camp

Posted on: 2 April 2019 | Category: Conference & Event Reports

Microsoft Bootcamp Image

I attended a three day training event with Microsoft learning about a number of software, apps and training opportunities that I feel could be implemented into learning and teaching at the University of Liverpool.