A new series of events for all staff interested in learning and teaching
The Talking Teaching series will showcase best practice approaches to teaching from around the College. Anyone with an interest in education can come along to hear speakers, updates on the Learning and Teaching Strategy, have a cup of tea and network with colleagues.
These events will generally feature an introduction and update from the Assistant Provost (Learning and Teaching), two speakers delivering short (10-15 mins) talks and time for Q&A.
Talking Teaching seminars
Seminar details, abstracts and Panopto recordings.
13 June 2018
Exploring the hidden curriculum as a way to ‘getting off the carousel’ of curricular reform
16 May 2018
Using Vlogs and WhatsApp to capture and share third year medical students' reflections | Mathematics for Machine Learning, an IC course on Coursera
18 April 2018
CHEMTRACK, placing students at the centre of the design and implementation of the lab activities | Using JoVE to teach STEM concepts and techniques
21 February 2018
The Imperial College Advanced Hackspace: Turning Ideas into a Reality for Staff and Students | IMPLEMnT ideas for blended learning
17 January 2018
Designing Inclusive and Participatory Curricula | Professional skills: let’s be strategic
2018/19 dates for diary
Wednesday, 14:00 to 15:00
- 24 October
- 21 November
- 12 December
- 23 January
- 20 February
- 10 April
- 15 May
- 19 June
Join us at our next Talking Teaching event on 24 October.
14:00 to 15:00 with tea/coffee served from 13:45 in the Royal School of Mines, room 151
Professor Alan Spivey, Assistant Provost (learning and teaching), will give an update on the Learning and Teaching Strategy with Q&A. Following Alan, Dr Cynthia Heiner will join us to talk about convincing students to be active in active learning.
Active learning: how to get students on board
Dr Cynthia Heiner
Research indicates that students learn more in an active learning environment. The learner must make sense of new knowledge and build it into their existing understanding; this is something the instructor cannot do for them. Thus, active learning methods require students to exert more effort in class. In this talk Cynthia Heiner will focus on ways to help you motivate your students to participate and join in the active classroom, ensuring that everyone gets the most out of their time together.
Cynthia Heiner is a physics education researcher who worked at the University of British Columbia’s Science Education Initiative. Cynthia is now working with Imperial College on our Learning and Teaching Strategy to help implement research-based pedagogies in science courses.