Welcome to the February issue of Teaching Matters!

cropped-anechoicheader.jpgTeaching Matters is the University of Edinburgh’s website for debate about learning and teaching, for sharing ideas and approaches to teaching, and for showcasing our successes, including academic colleagues who are leading the way in delivering brilliant teaching.

Every month Teaching Matters takes a theme and explores it through a number of blog contributions over the month. We also run an events listing page.

The focus for February is Teaching Beyond the Programme. This month, we focus on situations where learning has extended outside of the curriculum. We’ll publish blog posts on how Schools have engaged with local and international communities, using sport as a way to connect students and the wider world. We will consider learning technology and its potential to move us beyond classroom teaching, including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The topic of interdisciplinarity and teaching beyond the disciplines will be explored, as will a project encouraging students to express themselves creatively. Other posts will introduce student support and guidance schemes that happen alongside curriculum teaching, and a project that facilitates students as teachers and helps them to gain additional qualifications in addition to their degree.

We hope that you enjoy this edition of Teaching Matters and encourage you to get involved. Future Teaching Matters themes include:

  • Peer teaching – March 2017
  • Tutoring and demonstrating – April 2017
  • PhD experience – May 2017

If you’d like to contribute a blog post, video, or other media on any upcoming themes or any teaching-related subject, let us know. Remember, you can also submit details about your event and we can advertise it on Teaching Matters.

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