Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Fwd: Do you like the idea of playful practice in HE? Have you heard about our upcoming webinars? Book now!

Our webinars are run by OneHE members and are open to everyone. Find out about our next two online events below and book your place.

The first is about play in HE and the second explores teaching and learning routes to becoming a professor.

Please share the details with your colleagues and networks!  

Playful practice in higher education with Andrew Walsh - 7 November 2019, 16.00-17.00 GMT

OneHE Foundation winner, Andrew Walsh, is the @playbrarian – on a mission to bring play into teaching. Join Andrew as he takes us through the concept of play, its relevance to the science of learning and into new ways to incorporate play into our everyday practice. Register ahead of the webinar to receive resources before the session and come prepared to roll up your sleeves and get involved.

Andrew will discuss why playful learning approaches are a good idea in HE settings and give webinar participants a chance to discuss their own feelings and experiences about using playful learning. We'll cover briefly what we mean by play and playful learning, some of the key benefits of taking a playful approach, and some practical examples of what a playful approach looks like. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences, concerns, and anticipations around playful learning, as well as reflecting upon how they might use playful learning approaches in their own practice.
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Becoming a professor in teaching and learning - 26 November 2019, 14.00-15.00 GMT

Becoming a professor is not easy but for some reason becoming a professor in teaching and learning appears to be harder than most. Part of this is because there is no consensus about what a pedagogic professor looks like, and part of this is linked to uncertainty about appropriate selection criteria, and the type of evidence required to demonstrate professorial behaviours and activities.

In this webinar you'll learn how to:
  • Undertake an audit of your professorial journey to date, and identify interventions to fill any gaps
  • Engage with networks to develop your practice and profile
  • Access support and mentoring from established teaching and learning professors
  • Identify the evidence you need which is both impactful and sustainable
  • Approach writing your submission documentation
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Friday, 4 October 2019

Fwd: Last few places available for REDS | 18 October 2019







Identity, Agency, and Choice – personal approaches to researcher development

09:30 – 16:30 | 18th October 2019 | King's College London


This conference seeks to present and discuss themes that are related to the policies and practices of researcher development including but not limited to: identity, agency, choice, the hidden curriculum, adult learning, coaching, mentoring and self-reflection.


The fifth annual REDS conference will provide an opportunity to explore pedagogical, theoretical and conceptual approaches. The conference leaders also particularly wish to explore the wider role of researcher developers in influencing policy and strategy development in institutions.


Our full programme can be found here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.857809.1564567805!/file/REDS2019FULLProgramme.pdf


Who should attend? Researcher development colleagues, careers consultants, staff developers, academic researchers in higher education disciplines, and HE policy makers.


Register here: http://bit.ly/REDS2019


Best Wishes,

Amy (on behalf of the REDS2019 organising committee)


Dr. Amy Birch

Research Staff Development Consultant | Centre for Research Staff Development

King's College London

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