Welcome to the March issue of Teaching Matters!

Abstract chaotic background.Teaching 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 March is Peer Learning. This month, we feature blog posts on peer learning and support from across the University, including:

  • Peer support sessions co-ordinated by 4th year students in the The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies for those entering the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) programme to highlight some of the challenges students may encounter during the transition between pre-clinical and clinical studies and to offer advice and study skill strategies to help.
  • Academic Peer Support coordinated by Edinburgh University Students’ Association and the University of Edinburgh.
  • Peer assessment and feedback in the School of Chemistry.

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

  • Tutoring and demonstrating – April 2017
  • PhD experience – May 2017
  • Assessment and Feedback – June 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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