Teaching Matters is delighted to launch a podcast to accompany and complement the Teaching Matters blog, adding another space for conversations and debates around learning and teaching at the University of Edinburgh. The podcast invites students and staff to engage in topical conversations. In general, the podcast topics will align with the Teaching Matters’ mini-series, but will also aim to capture other important discussions across the University around learning and teaching.
Listen to the latest episodes
(click on any of the links above to open the podcast in your chosen app)
How you can listen/subscribe:
Podcasts episodes will be shared via a blog post when they are released and you can stream the episode directly. Previous episodes are also linked to below.
The podcast is also available on a variety of apps (and so you don’t miss a new episode, you can subscribe to the podcast via your chosen app). Click on any of the links above to access the podcast via your preferred app. You can also download episodes when connected to wifi so that you won’t use up data while listening on the go.
Climate Optimism or Fatalism: Teaching climate change in today’s university (Part 1, 2 & 3)
In the first three episodes, University of Edinburgh staff and students debate how sustainability and environmental concerns are being tackled in today’s university. They discuss emotionally-charged issues around climate change, asking if they are facing climate optimism or climate fatalism in the classroom (full blog post here).
Episodes four and five accompany the Academic Blogging Mini Series. In episode four, guests discuss the use of blogs as a form of assessment with regards to marking criteria, course design, staff investment, technological limitations, writing style and digital footprint. Episode five follows a conversation about blogging to develop professional practice, and discusses the art of blogging, the difference between various types of blogs, frequency of posts, maintaining and promoting a blog, how to deal with ‘blogger’s block’, and engaging with your audience.