June 2018

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10:00
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12:00

VITAL essentials

Presented by: eLearning Unit

CPS E-Learning Staff
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This eLearning Unit session gives a starter’s introduction to VITAL, the University’s virtual learning environment.

This is a mostly practical workshop in using VITAL which will show you:

  • how you can design and structure your module
  • how to use the key tools that build your module’s content
  • the most important administrative functions like announcements, usage statistics and the Grade Centre.

You will get an overview of:

  • the range of what you can do with VITAL
  • advice on how your modules can meet the University's VITAL Baseline
  • guidelines on staying on the right side of copyright law
  • taking accessibility into consideration when building your modules

We’ll cram all this in to an hour and a half but finally also make sure you know where you can find further support and resources to help you use VITAL in the ways that you want.

Pre-requisites for this workshop: this workshop is suitable for staff who have had limited or no experience of using the Blackboard software that operates VITAL. If you are already a user of VITAL or have used Blackboard at other institutions before, the practical elements of this workshop will be too introductory for you.
 

This workshop can be taken in partnership with “An introduction to technology enhanced learning". 

7
12:00
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14:00

[ULTRA] Information and Guidance Workshop

Presented by: TBC

CPD Staff
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This introductory meeting will present information about the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework. The Framework has been developed to encourage staff engagement in CPD and provide a mechanism whereby staff can achieve professional recognition of their experience and expertise in learning and teaching. The aim of the meeting is to provide information and guidance on making an application for Fellowship of ULTRA in one of four categories. Participants will have the opportunity to consider their own application, and ask questions. The session can also be useful to new (and existing) mentors to continue to reflect on the UKPSF and the ULTRA process. Lunch will be provided from 12. Main session will start at 12.15.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
6th July 2018 12:00 - 14:00

7
12:15
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14:00

Supervisory Approaches for a Diverse PGR Student Body

Presented by: TBC

CPD CPS PG-Cert PG-Dip Staff
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Discussion will focus on academic and pastoral support for a diverse research student body, general principles on this and meeting the needs of different sub-groups of students, e.g. international, disabled or part-time students.  A further section, led by Dr Mark Johnson of HLS Centre for Educational Development and the EdD supervisory team, will look at alternative ways to provide feedback to your PGR student’s draft writing in cases where they are not responding well to your input.  As part of the Thursday lunchtime CPD series, the workshop will begin at 12noon with a light sandwich lunch before the main activity begins at 12.15. 

11
09:30
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12:30

Evaluation

Presented by: Trish Lunt

CPD CPS Staff
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How do we know that our teaching is effective? How can we tell whether students have learned what we wanted them to learn, and whether we could have achieved the same outcomes more efficiently, with less time and effort, perhaps more enjoyably? There is a range of ways in which we can begin to answer these questions, from observing teaching through asking students for feedback to assessing how students perform. Typically, teaching staff are required by their Departments to use particular evaluation methods and instruments but these may be supplemented by different approaches for specific purposes. The session aims to cover a range of techniques and to discuss, their strengths and limitations and the purposes for which they are most suitable.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
19th June 2018 13:30 - 16:30

11
09:30
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12:30

Inclusion and Diversity in HE

Presented by: Joanna Cheetham

CPD CPS Staff
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The university provides a range of services to support the needs of all students and those with disabilities and from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds in particular. This session will introduce you to the range of assistance available and explore ways of working with students to enhance the student learning experience.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
19th June 2018 13:30 - 16:30
27th June 2018 13:30 - 16:30

11
10:00
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12:00

An Introduction to PebblePad Version 5

Presented by: eLearning Unit

E-Learning Staff
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The University of Liverpool has recently upgraded the PebblePad e-Portfolio system. This update makes it simpler to use and it will work on tablets and other mobile devices, as it no longer requires Flash but instead uses HTML 5. This practical workshop will provide new and experienced users a guided tour around the new interface, highlighting the improved look and feel, as well as demonstrating simple workflows.

11
13:30
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15:00

PebblePad - ATLAS for Assessment

Presented by: eLearning Unit

E-Learning PG-Cert PG-Dip PGR Staff Student
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Pebblepad is the University’s online system for a range of activities such as portfolios, continuous assessment and student placements. The system can be used to provide a range of assessment functions in the ATLAS (Active Teaching Learning and Assessment Space) area. This session will introduce users to setting up workspaces, distributing resources, providing comments and feedback.

11
13:30
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16:30

Improving Feedback to Students

Presented by: Julie-Anne Regan

CPD CPS Staff
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Details:

Feedback is acknowledged to be one of the key factors in learning but it is also one of the most time-consuming aspects of the lecturer’s role. This makes it worthwhile to spend time thinking about both the efficiency and effectiveness of our feedback practices. Can we give the same quality of feedback with less time and effort? Can we ensure that students read and digest our feedback, and attempt to alter their practice accordingly? Giving feedback can also be one of the most stressful aspects of our role, particularly when the student’s performance is poor. Getting the balance right between pointing out weaknesses and not leaving the student totally demoralised is often difficult. This session will start from agreed principles of helpful feedback, using recent research evidence. It will then look at alternative practices aimed at increasing student engagement with feedback without a corresponding increase (possibly even a decrease) in staff time and energy.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
19th June 2018 09:30 - 16:30
26th June 2018 09:30 - 12:30

11
13:30
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16:30

Learning From Reflection

Presented by: Sue Bolt

CPD CPS Staff
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This session aims: To clarify what participants mean by reflection, and how others have defined it, to articulate the criteria we use to assess the quality of students reflective work, to identify how these criteria may vary depending on the purposes for which reflective tasks are set and to identify the kinds of support which would improve the quality of learning from reflection for "weaker" students. This workshop is open to all staff and will be particularly useful for particpants on Module Four of CPS especially if you are not familiar with the process of critical reflection.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
20th June 2018 09:30 - 12:30
29th June 2018 09:30 - 12:30

12
09:30
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12:30

The Academic Advisor

Presented by: Trish Lunt

CPD CPS Staff
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All academic staff are expected to take on the role of academic advisor. All Liverpool students will be allocated an academic advisor. This role is assuming increasing importance with the widening of participation in HE and the expectations that students will be supported in their personal development throughout their programme of study. This session will look at the expectations on advisors, the skills they need and the resources that are there to support both them and their students. It will consider how to make the best use of valuable face-to-face contact time, and when to decide to refer students on to other specialist services within the University that may be able to help them more appropriately.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
18th June 2018 09:30 - 12:30

12
10:00
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12:00

Social Media RoundTable #LIVUNISOCIAL

Presented by: eLearning Unit

E-Learning Staff
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The Centre for Innovation in Education invites you to the Social Media Round Table. We regularly run sessions for academic staff in using social media in Higher Education. We reognise that this fast-paced environment is constantly changing, making it difficult to keep up with the latest developments. The aim of the round table is to provide a forum for exchange for staff using social media to support and enhance the student journey in all its forms. We'll bring together examples of good practice from across the University, offer practical tips and advice, as well as exploring new tools and approaches. We want you to overshare your knowledge and experiences! Bring an open mind and a creative approach.

To book please email eddev@liverpool.ac.uk

12
13:30
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15:00

Frameworks for Planning Learning & Teaching

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

CPD CPS Staff
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The ‘quality agenda’ in Higher Education has had far-reaching effects on the way we plan and design our curricula. Programme designers need to be aware of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; Credit Consortia Guidelines on the allocation of academic credit; subject benchmarks; and institutional interpretations of the QAA requirements for programme specifications. In each case the University has considered national guidelines and developed its own policy.

This session is now presented in a Blended Learning Format.  The workshop session will run for 1 hour.
Participants who book onto the session will receive relevant materials by e-mail in advance of the workshop session.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
20th June 2018 14:30 - 16:00
27th June 2018 09:30 - 11:00

12
13:30
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15:30

Engaging Learners visually in lectures - tools, tips and tricks

Presented by: eLearning Unit

CPS E-Learning Staff
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This practical session looks at the principles of communication and good design for the presentation materials we use in lectures, taking as our leaping-off point the PowerPoint presentation.

We will explore sharing approaches and tools that allow you to make engaging slides in PowerPoint, access Creative Commons images, and present data in appealing and engaging ways.

Participants are encouraged to bring examples of slides that can be used during the workshop as a basis for development.

Please contact elearning@liv.ac.uk for more details.

13
09:30
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12:30

Principles and Practices of Assessment

Presented by: Julie-Anne Regan

CPD CPS Staff
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The Student Charter and a general pressure in society for greater openness, transparency and accountability in public institutions have acted in concert with the efforts of the Quality Assurance Agency to revolutionise attitudes towards assessment in Higher Education. As with programme design, HE staff have had to become far more ‘professional’ in the way they design and carry out assessment. The session will look at general principles for good practice in assessment and examine how these are reflected in the University’s Code of Practice on Assessment. The session will also review a range of assessment methods and provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their own assessment practice.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
18th June 2018 13:30 - 16:30
28th June 2018 13:30 - 16:30

13
09:30
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12:30

Theory & Practice of Learning & Teaching in HE

Presented by: Sue Bolt

CPD CPS Staff
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Theory & Practice of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education There are a number of educational theories that underpin much of the teaching that is done in the Higher Education sector, and that help inform our practice. This session, which should be undertaken early in the learning cycle of CPS, provides an introduction to some of the key writers in this area, and explores how their work is translated into practice. This session is integral to completing CPS as it will help you to link theoretical perspectives to your own practice.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
19th June 2018 09:30 - 12:30
25th June 2018 09:30 - 12:30

13
10:00
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12:00

The Blackboard Assignment Tool For e-submission and Feedback

Presented by: eLearning Unit

E-Learning Staff
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In this practical session we will firstly look at the key differences between the Turnitin and Blackboard assignment tools. We will then examine how the Blackboard Assignment tool can be set up for online assignment submission and some key workflows as well as the limits of this tool. Next we will look at the simple grading facilities available with this tool, from Criteria marking sheets to online comments.

13
13:30
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15:30

Turnitin and Feedback Studio for e-submission and feedback

Presented by: eLearning Unit

E-Learning Staff
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In this practical session we will start by looking at the key differences between the Turnitin and Blackboard assignment tools. We'll then look at the different ways in which the Turnitin Assignment tool can be set up for online assignment submission and highlight key workflows, limits to the tool, and areas where you will need to plan carefuly. Next we will practise using Turnitin Feedback Studio to mark and feedback on student work, from online comments to marking by Criteria marking sheets. Finally we will highlight further help and support resources.

13
13:30
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16:30

Small Group Teaching

Presented by: Trish Lunt

CPD CPS Staff
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Tutorials, seminars and other forms of small group work are important components of most learning systems.  They are often the forums where students can ask and answer questions and process their understanding of information received in other settings. This session will look at ways to organise learning in small groups, with some time spent on managing challenging behaviour.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
2nd July 2018 09:30 - 12:30

14
12:15
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14:00

PGR Student Wellbeing: The Academic Environment and the Supervisor's Role

Presented by: TBC

CPD CPS PG-Cert PG-Dip Staff
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In the first part of the workshop, Dr Tom Price of the Institute for Integrative Biology gives his supervisory perspective on mental wellbeing in doctoral studies.  The second part will be a workshop to assist participants in identifying types of wellbeing issue related to postgraduate research study and in determining what action to take.  

As part of the Thursday lunchtime CPD series, the workshop will begin at 12noon with a light sandwich lunch before the main activity begins at 12.15. 

14
13:30
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15:30

Classroom polling technologies

Presented by: eLearning Unit

CPD CPS E-Learning Staff
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This session on using classroom polling systems will cover:

  • Case studies of staff using polling systems in their teaching.
  • How this type of technology can be used to support formative and self-assessment, stimulate group discussions and peer learning.
  • Demonstration of some different mobile apps.

Note - this session will use technologies and software which are currently not available centrally through CSD, but you will be shown low cost or free (but limited) systems which you can use in your teaching. For more information on what the session will cover, please email elearning@liv.ac.uk

14
14:00
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15:30

Designing out Plagiarism

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

CPD CPS Staff
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Plagiarism is recognised as an increasing problem in UK universities. This session will clarify the University's policy and guidelines, consider ways to reduce the likelihood of plagiarism and illustrate the use of plagiarism detection tools by lecturers who face a huge number of assignments to check and assess.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
22nd June 2018 13:30 - 15:00

14
14:30
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16:30

ULTRA Peer Assisted Formative Dialogue and Writing

Presented by: TBC

Staff Student
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This support session is designed to help ULTRA applicants to progress with writing their application in order to submit to the next available recognition panel. The session will start with a brief discussion on the application for each category of fellowship and how the UKPSF has been embedded. Following this, applicants will be offered writing prompts to develop all the sections of the evidence matrix and share their experiences with others. It is recommended for participants attending this workshop to bring with them their draft applications and a tablet/laptop so they can write during the session. Feedback and support will be available from the programme team.

15
09:30
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12:30

An Introduction to Chinese Academic Culture

Presented by: Anna Chen

CPD CPS Staff
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Different aspects of culture, such as business, education and academic will be examined. The purpose of the workshops is to widen the staff’s appreciation of the essential differences and expectations of students from China. They will emphasise what the Chinese students expect of their academic staff and the support services. The sessions will explore the potential conflicts from misunderstandings between the UK staff and Chinese students as well as developing strategies to avoid them.

15
10:00
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12:00

An Introduction To Twitter In Higher Education

Presented by: eLearning Unit

E-Learning Staff
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As many people will be aware of now, Twitter is a form social media based around the idea of micro-blogging. It allows users to send and receive short public messages called tweets. Tweets are limited to no more than 140 characters, and can include links to blogs, web pages, images, videos and all other material online.  Twitter can be used in Higher education for teaching,  public engagement and research. This session will provide an overview of the tool, demonstrate examples of how it is used in teaching to support learning, event hashtags and sharing of information. We will also explain some of the jargon and debunk some of the myths associated with its use.

 

The session is aimed at those who have no prior knowledge of the tool or those looking to update their knowledge. In order to get the most out of the session it is recommended that you bring along phone or tablet with the latest version of the Twitter App installed.

15
13:30
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15:00

A focus on: Online tools for student peer and self-assessment

Presented by: eLearning Unit

CPD E-Learning Staff
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This workshop gives an overview of the three main self and peer assessment tools currently available at the University. These are the readily-accessible ‘PeerMark’ facility from Turnitin and Blackboard’s ‘Self and Peer Assessment’ tool both found in VITAL, and we also look at WebPA which is not currently integrated with VITAL and involves some extra administrative work to set up and run. The workshop examines some applications of these innovative tools and some current practice at the University. There will also be an opportunity for practical experience of the system that interests you.

18
09:30
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12:30

An introduction to Technology Enhanced Learning

Presented by: Tunde Varga-Atkins

CPS E-Learning Staff
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This eLearning Unit session gives an introductory overview to the University’s centrally supported technologies for learning and teaching and their range of applications, supported by case studies and examples of practice. Relevant policy, strategy and guidance is highlighted.

(Please note, this is not a beginner’s session on how to use VITAL. For a practical introduction to using VITAL please attend the “VITAL essentials” workshop which partners this session.)

The learning outcomes of this 2-hour session are:

  • Outline the essential regulations and components of the University's Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy that impact on your learning and teaching practice with learning technologies.
  • Identify the range of technologies available centrally at the University, their applications and the support levels for each.
  • Explore teaching and learning applications of the range of tools and facilities in VITAL (Blackboard), the University’s virtual learning environment.
  • Reflect on your own digital capabilities and the opportunities offered in your module/programme for students to develop their digital capabilities.

Pre-requisites for this workshop: there are no pre-requisites for this workshop. For those wishing to get practical, hands-on training in the use of VITAL (the institution’s virtual learning environment), please attend the one hour “VITAL essentials” workshop.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
25th June 2018 13:30 - 16:30

18
09:30
-
12:30

The Academic Advisor

Presented by: Trish Lunt

CPD CPS Staff
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Details:

All academic staff are expected to take on the role of academic advisor. All Liverpool students will be allocated an academic advisor. This role is assuming increasing importance with the widening of participation in HE and the expectations that students will be supported in their personal development throughout their programme of study. This session will look at the expectations on advisors, the skills they need and the resources that are there to support both them and their students. It will consider how to make the best use of valuable face-to-face contact time, and when to decide to refer students on to other specialist services within the University that may be able to help them more appropriately.

18
13:30
-
16:30

Principles and Practices of Assessment

Presented by: Julie-Anne Regan

CPD CPS Staff
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Details:

The Student Charter and a general pressure in society for greater openness, transparency and accountability in public institutions have acted in concert with the efforts of the Quality Assurance Agency to revolutionise attitudes towards assessment in Higher Education. As with programme design, HE staff have had to become far more ‘professional’ in the way they design and carry out assessment. The session will look at general principles for good practice in assessment and examine how these are reflected in the University’s Code of Practice on Assessment. The session will also review a range of assessment methods and provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their own assessment practice.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
28th June 2018 13:30 - 16:30

19
09:30
-
12:30

Theory & Practice of Learning & Teaching in HE

Presented by: Sue Bolt

CPD CPS Staff
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Details:

Theory & Practice of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education There are a number of educational theories that underpin much of the teaching that is done in the Higher Education sector, and that help inform our practice. This session, which should be undertaken early in the learning cycle of CPS, provides an introduction to some of the key writers in this area, and explores how their work is translated into practice. This session is integral to completing CPS as it will help you to link theoretical perspectives to your own practice.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
25th June 2018 09:30 - 12:30

19
09:30
-
16:30

Improving Feedback to Students

Presented by: Julie-Anne Regan

CPD CPS Staff
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Details:

Feedback is acknowledged to be one of the key factors in learning but it is also one of the most time-consuming aspects of the lecturer’s role. This makes it worthwhile to spend time thinking about both the efficiency and effectiveness of our feedback practices. Can we give the same quality of feedback with less time and effort? Can we ensure that students read and digest our feedback, and attempt to alter their practice accordingly? Giving feedback can also be one of the most stressful aspects of our role, particularly when the student’s performance is poor. Getting the balance right between pointing out weaknesses and not leaving the student totally demoralised is often difficult. This session will start from agreed principles of helpful feedback, using recent research evidence. It will then look at alternative practices aimed at increasing student engagement with feedback without a corresponding increase (possibly even a decrease) in staff time and energy.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
26th June 2018 09:30 - 12:30

19
13:30
-
16:30

Evaluation

Presented by: Trish Lunt

CPD CPS Staff
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Details:

How do we know that our teaching is effective? How can we tell whether students have learned what we wanted them to learn, and whether we could have achieved the same outcomes more efficiently, with less time and effort, perhaps more enjoyably? There is a range of ways in which we can begin to answer these questions, from observing teaching through asking students for feedback to assessing how students perform. Typically, teaching staff are required by their Departments to use particular evaluation methods and instruments but these may be supplemented by different approaches for specific purposes. The session aims to cover a range of techniques and to discuss, their strengths and limitations and the purposes for which they are most suitable.

19
13:30
-
16:30

Inclusion and Diversity in HE

Presented by: Joanna Cheetham

CPD CPS Staff
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Details:

The university provides a range of services to support the needs of all students and those with disabilities and from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds in particular. This session will introduce you to the range of assistance available and explore ways of working with students to enhance the student learning experience.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
27th June 2018 13:30 - 16:30

20
09:30
-
12:30

Learning From Reflection

Presented by: Sue Bolt

CPD CPS Staff
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This session aims: To clarify what participants mean by reflection, and how others have defined it, to articulate the criteria we use to assess the quality of students reflective work, to identify how these criteria may vary depending on the purposes for which reflective tasks are set and to identify the kinds of support which would improve the quality of learning from reflection for "weaker" students. This workshop is open to all staff and will be particularly useful for particpants on Module Four of CPS especially if you are not familiar with the process of critical reflection.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
29th June 2018 09:30 - 12:30

20
14:00
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17:00

Assessing Doctoral Work (induction for Internal Examiners)

Presented by: TBC

CPD CPS PG-Cert PG-Dip Staff
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This session, supported by Liverpool Doctoral College or AQSD colleagues, is required by University policy for those newly appointed to the role of Internal Examiner and includes details of the University’s processes and regulatory framework around examining doctoral candidates and their theses and your duties as Internal Examiner.  We shall also cover the duties and responsibilities of external examiners, the appointment of examiners, management of the viva itself and discussion, through case studies, on research degree examination practice, both at Liverpool and at different institutions. We will pick up on issues such as the ‘original contribution to knowledge’, the relationship between the dissertation and the viva with regard to the total assessment and the behaviour, expectations and standards of fellow examiners. The options permitted to examiners presented with a weak thesis will also be explored along with the principle as well as procedures regarding the overall judgement (such as ‘minor modifications’ vs ‘re-submission’).  By way of preparation, some advance reading (and other materials will be emailed to you):

The primary document to be familiar with is the University PGR Code of Practice Appendix 8:  ‘Policy on Research Degree Examinations and Examiners’.  You can find that on this page:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/aqsd/academic-codes-of-practice/pgr-code-of-practice/

Research papers which it you are advised to read in advance:  
Tinkler, P. and Jackson, C. (2000) “Examining the doctorate: Institutional policy and the PhD examination process in the UK”, Studies in Higher Education, 25(2), pp167-180
Mullins, G. and Kiley, M. (2002) “ ‘It’s a PhD, not a Nobel Prize’: how experienced examiners assess research theses”, Studies in Higher Education, 27(4), pp369-386

Other useful resources:
Tinkler, Penny & Jackson, Carolyn (2004). The Doctoral Examination Process: A Handbook for Students, Examiners and Supervisors, Maidenhead: Open University Press/SRHE.
Jackson, Carolyn & Tinkler, Penny (2007). A Guide for Internal and External Doctoral Examiners. London: SRHE
Murray, Rowena & Pearce, Lynn (2004). How to Examine a thesis. Buckingham: Open University Press
 

20
14:30
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16:00

Frameworks for Planning Learning & Teaching

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

CPD CPS Staff
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Details:

The ‘quality agenda’ in Higher Education has had far-reaching effects on the way we plan and design our curricula. Programme designers need to be aware of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; Credit Consortia Guidelines on the allocation of academic credit; subject benchmarks; and institutional interpretations of the QAA requirements for programme specifications. In each case the University has considered national guidelines and developed its own policy.

This session is now presented in a Blended Learning Format.  The workshop session will run for 1 hour.
Participants who book onto the session will receive relevant materials by e-mail in advance of the workshop session.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
27th June 2018 09:30 - 11:00

22
09:30
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12:30

Giving a Good Lecture

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

CPD CPS Staff
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This session is for staff relatively new to the role of lecturing and will offer practical advice on aspects of lecture preparation and delivery. Topics covered will include: the role of the lecture in learning; organising lecture content; strategies for gaining and keeping students' attention; active learning in lectures; dealing with common concerns and worries such as disruptive student behaviour and controlling nerves.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
3rd July 2018 13:30 - 16:30

22
11:00
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12:30

Research-Connected Teaching

Presented by: Christos Petichakis

CPD CPS Staff
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This session offers an overview of the main ways in which learning and teaching may be connected with research. Participants will have an opportunity to plan and discuss together one or more ways to extend the reach of research-connected learning within their own practice.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
26th June 2018 12:15 - 13:45

22
13:30
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15:00

Designing out Plagiarism

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

CPD CPS Staff
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Plagiarism is recognised as an increasing problem in UK universities. This session will clarify the University's policy and guidelines, consider ways to reduce the likelihood of plagiarism and illustrate the use of plagiarism detection tools by lecturers who face a huge number of assignments to check and assess.

25
09:30
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12:30

Theory & Practice of Learning & Teaching in HE

Presented by: TBC

CPD CPS Staff
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Theory & Practice of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education There are a number of educational theories that underpin much of the teaching that is done in the Higher Education sector, and that help inform our practice. This session, which should be undertaken early in the learning cycle of CPS, provides an introduction to some of the key writers in this area, and explores how their work is translated into practice. This session is integral to completing CPS as it will help you to link theoretical perspectives to your own practice.

25
13:30
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16:30

An introduction to Technology Enhanced Learning

Presented by: Tunde Varga-Atkins

CPS E-Learning Staff
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This eLearning Unit session gives an introductory overview to the University’s centrally supported technologies for learning and teaching and their range of applications, supported by case studies and examples of practice. Relevant policy, strategy and guidance is highlighted.

(Please note, this is not a beginner’s session on how to use VITAL. For a practical introduction to using VITAL please attend the “VITAL essentials” workshop which partners this session.)

The learning outcomes of this 2-hour session are:

  • Outline the essential regulations and components of the University's Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy that impact on your learning and teaching practice with learning technologies.
  • Identify the range of technologies available centrally at the University, their applications and the support levels for each.
  • Explore teaching and learning applications of the range of tools and facilities in VITAL (Blackboard), the University’s virtual learning environment.
  • Reflect on your own digital capabilities and the opportunities offered in your module/programme for students to develop their digital capabilities.

Pre-requisites for this workshop: there are no pre-requisites for this workshop. For those wishing to get practical, hands-on training in the use of VITAL (the institution’s virtual learning environment), please attend the one hour “VITAL essentials” workshop.

26
09:30
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12:30

Improving Feedback to Students

Presented by: Julie-Anne Regan

CPD CPS Staff
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Feedback is acknowledged to be one of the key factors in learning but it is also one of the most time-consuming aspects of the lecturer’s role. This makes it worthwhile to spend time thinking about both the efficiency and effectiveness of our feedback practices. Can we give the same quality of feedback with less time and effort? Can we ensure that students read and digest our feedback, and attempt to alter their practice accordingly? Giving feedback can also be one of the most stressful aspects of our role, particularly when the student’s performance is poor. Getting the balance right between pointing out weaknesses and not leaving the student totally demoralised is often difficult. This session will start from agreed principles of helpful feedback, using recent research evidence. It will then look at alternative practices aimed at increasing student engagement with feedback without a corresponding increase (possibly even a decrease) in staff time and energy.

26
12:15
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13:45

Research-Connected Teaching

Presented by: Christos Petichakis

CPD CPS Staff
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This session offers an overview of the main ways in which learning and teaching may be connected with research. Participants will have an opportunity to plan and discuss together one or more ways to extend the reach of research-connected learning within their own practice.

26
13:30
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16:30

Introduction to Supervising PGRs and the regulatory framework

Presented by: TBC

CPD CPS PG-Cert PG-Dip Staff
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This introductory session, supported by Liverpool Doctoral College or AQSD colleagues, is required by University policy for those new to or about start supervising and includes details of the University¿s processes and regulatory framework (as set out in the Handbook for Postgraduate Research Students and Supervisors) and requirements for the training of research students and the monitoring of their progression. Employing case studies for discussion, it will provide an opportunity to explore the experience of supervision through the eyes of the student. It also serves to advertise further workshops, with opportunity for academic credit, available for more in-depth consideration of issues introduced.

27
09:30
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11:00

Frameworks for Planning Learning & Teaching

Presented by: TBC

CPD CPS Staff
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The ‘quality agenda’ in Higher Education has had far-reaching effects on the way we plan and design our curricula. Programme designers need to be aware of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; Credit Consortia Guidelines on the allocation of academic credit; subject benchmarks; and institutional interpretations of the QAA requirements for programme specifications. In each case the University has considered national guidelines and developed its own policy.

This session is now presented in a Blended Learning Format.  The workshop session will run for 1 hour.
Participants who book onto the session will receive relevant materials by e-mail in advance of the workshop session.

27
13:00
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16:00

Disciplinary Perspectives on Supervisory Approaches: Experienced PGR Supervisor Showcase

Presented by: M Gough

CPD CPS PG-Cert PG-Dip Staff
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An experienced supervisor from each general subject area in the University’s structure will talk about their experience and lessons from it and how they aim to go about things, and to field questions from participants who are new supervisors.

27
13:30
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16:30

Inclusion and Diversity in HE

Presented by: Joanna Cheetham

CPD CPS Staff
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The university provides a range of services to support the needs of all students and those with disabilities and from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds in particular. This session will introduce you to the range of assistance available and explore ways of working with students to enhance the student learning experience.

28
13:30
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16:30

Principles and Practices of Assessment

Presented by: Julie-Anne Regan

CPD CPS Staff
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The Student Charter and a general pressure in society for greater openness, transparency and accountability in public institutions have acted in concert with the efforts of the Quality Assurance Agency to revolutionise attitudes towards assessment in Higher Education. As with programme design, HE staff have had to become far more ‘professional’ in the way they design and carry out assessment. The session will look at general principles for good practice in assessment and examine how these are reflected in the University’s Code of Practice on Assessment. The session will also review a range of assessment methods and provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their own assessment practice.

29
09:30
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12:30

Learning From Reflection

Presented by: Sue Bolt

CPD CPS Staff
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This session aims: To clarify what participants mean by reflection, and how others have defined it, to articulate the criteria we use to assess the quality of students reflective work, to identify how these criteria may vary depending on the purposes for which reflective tasks are set and to identify the kinds of support which would improve the quality of learning from reflection for "weaker" students. This workshop is open to all staff and will be particularly useful for particpants on Module Four of CPS especially if you are not familiar with the process of critical reflection.

July 2018

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Small Group Teaching

Presented by: Trish Lunt

CPD CPS Staff
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Tutorials, seminars and other forms of small group work are important components of most learning systems.  They are often the forums where students can ask and answer questions and process their understanding of information received in other settings. This session will look at ways to organise learning in small groups, with some time spent on managing challenging behaviour.

3
13:30
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16:30

Giving a Good Lecture

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

CPD CPS Staff
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This session is for staff relatively new to the role of lecturing and will offer practical advice on aspects of lecture preparation and delivery. Topics covered will include: the role of the lecture in learning; organising lecture content; strategies for gaining and keeping students' attention; active learning in lectures; dealing with common concerns and worries such as disruptive student behaviour and controlling nerves.

4
12:30
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16:00

Evaluating Student Experience at the University of Liverpool

Presented by: Mark O'Brien

Staff
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Evaluation is increasingly part of our professional lives. The services we provide to support students of all types in their journeys to, through and beyond the University of Liverpool should, we know, be evidenced based. With robust evaluation we can improve what we do for students and plan with confidence. Increasingly also, across the various HE sector agendas we work to, there are expectations that evaluation should be incorporated into normal professional and academic annual cycles.

Within many of our programmes of work, evaluation is already established; in others it is at a more developmental stage. Working as a single institution means that we should share our practice and learn from one another.

At this event, colleagues will have the chance to present examples of evaluation that are recent or are ongoing within their areas. We hope to highlight the examples of effective evaluation that have been conducted, as well as to consider the difficulties and obstacles where they exist, and to find solutions where possible. Over time we aim to establish an ‘evaluation forum’ for the circulation and sharing of ideas for methods, practical evaluation management, dissemination and links to practice.

There will be examples presented of evaluation from within SEE. There will also be examples from the faculties where they are relevant to ‘student experience’ more broadly. So, do you have something to share with colleagues within and beyond SEE? If there is something from your own practice you would like to present on please consider bringing it to this event. If you would like to talk about perspectives on evaluation, or about a methodology you have used perhaps, please let us know.

Proposals should be accompanied by a title and abstract of 100 words or less and submitted to me by Friday 8 June.

6
12:00
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14:00

[ULTRA] Information and Guidance Workshop

Presented by: TBC

CPD Staff
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This introductory meeting will present information about the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework. The Framework has been developed to encourage staff engagement in CPD and provide a mechanism whereby staff can achieve professional recognition of their experience and expertise in learning and teaching. The aim of the meeting is to provide information and guidance on making an application for Fellowship of ULTRA in one of four categories. Participants will have the opportunity to consider their own application, and ask questions. The session can also be useful to new (and existing) mentors to continue to reflect on the UKPSF and the ULTRA process. Lunch will be provided from 12. Main session will start at 12.15.

August 2018

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September 2018

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14:00
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16:00

Peer Observation of Teaching

Presented by: C Petichakis

Staff
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Peer Observation of Teaching  is part of the University of Liverpool Quality Enhancement processes, and as such it is expected that departments and schools across the university will participate in implementing Peer Observation processes for their teaching staff. The workshop will provide participants with information about the University’s policy, the use of forms to structure the process and good practice advice offering feedback towards observing teaching practice of staff at schools and departments.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
17th October 2018 14:00 - 16:00
14th November 2018 14:00 - 16:00
12th December 2018 14:00 - 16:00
16th January 2019 14:00 - 16:00
27th February 2019 14:00 - 16:00

October 2018

17
14:00
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16:00

Peer Observation of Teaching

Presented by: C Petichakis

Staff
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Peer Observation of Teaching  is part of the University of Liverpool Quality Enhancement processes, and as such it is expected that departments and schools across the university will participate in implementing Peer Observation processes for their teaching staff. The workshop will provide participants with information about the University’s policy, the use of forms to structure the process and good practice advice offering feedback towards observing teaching practice of staff at schools and departments.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
14th November 2018 14:00 - 16:00
12th December 2018 14:00 - 16:00
16th January 2019 14:00 - 16:00
27th February 2019 14:00 - 16:00

November 2018

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14:00
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16:00

Peer Observation of Teaching

Presented by: C Petichakis

Staff
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Peer Observation of Teaching  is part of the University of Liverpool Quality Enhancement processes, and as such it is expected that departments and schools across the university will participate in implementing Peer Observation processes for their teaching staff. The workshop will provide participants with information about the University’s policy, the use of forms to structure the process and good practice advice offering feedback towards observing teaching practice of staff at schools and departments.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
12th December 2018 14:00 - 16:00
16th January 2019 14:00 - 16:00
27th February 2019 14:00 - 16:00

December 2018

12
14:00
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16:00

Peer Observation of Teaching

Presented by: C Petichakis

Staff
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Peer Observation of Teaching  is part of the University of Liverpool Quality Enhancement processes, and as such it is expected that departments and schools across the university will participate in implementing Peer Observation processes for their teaching staff. The workshop will provide participants with information about the University’s policy, the use of forms to structure the process and good practice advice offering feedback towards observing teaching practice of staff at schools and departments.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
16th January 2019 14:00 - 16:00
27th February 2019 14:00 - 16:00

January 2019

16
14:00
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16:00

Peer Observation of Teaching

Presented by: C Petichakis

Staff
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Peer Observation of Teaching  is part of the University of Liverpool Quality Enhancement processes, and as such it is expected that departments and schools across the university will participate in implementing Peer Observation processes for their teaching staff. The workshop will provide participants with information about the University’s policy, the use of forms to structure the process and good practice advice offering feedback towards observing teaching practice of staff at schools and departments.

Also running on the following dates (Click on the date to book):
27th February 2019 14:00 - 16:00

February 2019

27
14:00
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16:00

Peer Observation of Teaching

Presented by: C Petichakis

Staff
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Details:

Peer Observation of Teaching  is part of the University of Liverpool Quality Enhancement processes, and as such it is expected that departments and schools across the university will participate in implementing Peer Observation processes for their teaching staff. The workshop will provide participants with information about the University’s policy, the use of forms to structure the process and good practice advice offering feedback towards observing teaching practice of staff at schools and departments.