Institute for Academic Development
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Edinburgh Network: Growing Approaches to Genuine Engagement (ENGAGE)

A network for students and staff interested in student engagement.

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Who is the network for?

The Edinburgh Network: Growing Approaches to Genuine Engagement (ENGAGE) aims to bring together students and staff interested in creating genuine and meaningful interactions between students and staff focused on learning, teaching and assessment. Meetings focus on sharing ideas, research and practice, and offer space for discussion and collegial support. Whether you are interested in enhancing student engagement in learning and teaching from the student or staff perspective, you are welcome to come along.

How often does it meet?

This new network was launched at the start of the 2017-18 academic year.  Please see details of the next Network meetings below:

2018

 

Title:                    Making curricula inclusive and engaging  

Speakers:          Diva Mukherji, LiberatEd and Bobi Archer, VP Education Edinburgh University Students’ Association

Date:                    Thurs 15th February 2018             

Time:                    12:30 - 14:00 (with coffee and biscuits)

Venue:                 G21, Paterson’s Land, Moray House School of Education, Holyrood Road Find on campus map

Booking Link:     http://edin.ac/2iBHvS4 (EASE log in required)

 

Title:                     PGR student and supervisor writing retreats – building a sense of community    

Speakers:          Marc Metzger+ students, Geosciences

Date:                    Tues 20th March 2018

Time:                    15:00 - 16:30 (with coffee and biscuits)

Venue:                 Ashworth Labs – Honours Room 1 – Kings Buildings Find on campus map

Booking Link:     http://edin.ac/2CPKJKr (EASE log in required)

 

Title:                     Student-staff co-creation of a course: Understanding Gender in the Contemporary World

Speakers:            Dr Meryl Kenny Social and Political Sciences

Date:                     Mon 09th April 2018

Time:                    12:30 - 14:00 (with coffee and biscuits)

Venue:                 Medical School, Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre, Doorway 1, Teviot Place Find on campus map

Booking Link:     http://edin.ac/2CPPELp (EASE log in required)

 

Title:                    Discussion of student engagement article       

Speakers:          Catriona Bell, Jessie Paterson + students, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Date:                    Wed 16th May 2018                       

Time:                   13:30 - 14:30

If you are unavailable at the time of the webinar, or if you would like to start discussing the paper early, a discussion forum will be open in Learn, for one week prior to the webinar. We welcome comments and discussion relating to the paper, which will inform discussions at the webinar.

Booking Link:     http://edin.ac/2E6C0rM 

Previous engage events and resources

19th January 2018  - Learner engagement: In Conversation with Peter Felten and Meredith Piatt

Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka's blog - event overview (external website)

Notes - Peter Felten & Meredith Piatt, in conversation (MS Word)

Cathy Bovill - Language & Behaviour of Engagement (MS PPT)

Kate Wall - Catalytic Tools for Encouraging Metacognitive Engagement With Pedagogy (MS PPT)

Mark Huxham - Engagement at Scale (PDF)

Susan Deeley - Co-design of Assessment (PDF)

12th Dec 2017 - Introducing Piazza - a tool for students to ask, answer and discuss questions with staff input where needed

Slides from Alan Murray (MS PPT)

Slides from School of Mathematics (MS PPT)

Piazza - find out more (external website)

17 Oct 2017 - The Launch: 10 Ways to enhance student engagement in learning and teaching

Video of the Engage launch

Launch event slides - 10 ways to enhance student engagement (MS PPT)

More student engagement suggestions, adaptations and ideas co-created by the event participants (MS Word) 

How do I join?

If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive more information about events please contact Rosie Bree:

Rosie Bree

Head of Event Management

Contact details