Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Learning & teaching workshops A-Z

Booking: these courses generally open for booking one month in advance of the shown date. If you do not see a live booking link please check back nearer the course date.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: you can cancel your booking via the MyEd Event Booking Channel. Go to MyEd and then the Event Booking Channel. Click on "My Bookings" - here you will have the option to cancel your place.

We maintain attendance registers; unexpected absences will be noted. If you consistently fail to attend, or repeatedly cancel with very short notice, you may be prevented from booking future IAD events.

Near Future Teaching workshop

Description

Near Future Curricula at Edinburgh

Are you thinking about how your programmes can prepare your students for complex, challenging and uncertain futures? So are we! This workshop draws on the Near Future Teaching Project (https://www.nearfutureteaching.ed.ac.uk/) and the Wicked Problems Project (http://www.wickedproblems.ed.ac.uk/) to help us think through these opportunities and challenges together. You will learn about what teachers across the University are already doing to develop curricula relating to global challenges. Then we will work together to consider future scenarios and what these could mean for curricula. This interactive workshop will be led by Dr Michael Gallagher (https://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/michael-gallagher)  and Professor Velda McCune (https://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/about-us/staff/profiles/velda-mccune).

EligibilityAll staff
Date Monday 23-Mar-2020, 13:30 - 16:30
Venue Room G21, Paterson's Land Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Practical Strategies for... Applying for Principal's Teaching Award

Description

This workshop will provide advice on how to bid to the Principal's Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS)  and will include guidance on bidding for other kinds of funding for small educational projects which focus on higher education.

EligibilityAll staff
Date Wednesday 04-Mar-2020, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue Room 4312, James Clark Maxwell Building Kings Buildings
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Practical Strategies for... Designing for productive feedback

Description

Feedback is among the most productive ways of supporting students in their learning. But what exactly makes feedback productive and why are so many students dissatisfied with the feedback they receive? 

 

In this seminar, we will shed light on these questions based on latest international research on feedback. We will explore different ways of integrating productive feedback into course designs and learn about practical approaches to help students make use of feedback in their learning.
EligibilityAll staff
Date Wednesday 04-Mar-2020, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue Room 5.2, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre (Central) Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Practical Strategies for...Using a solution focused approach in PhD Supervision

Description

Would you like to feel confident and able to deal with almost any conversation with your PhD students?

This workshop will give PhD supervisors powerful conversation tools which can:

  • Quickly shift conversations from problems and complaints to solutions
  • Empower PhD students to take more personal responsibility for success
  • Help struggling students to identify their strengths and develop resilience
  • Help identify students who might require more specialist support

Based on a Solution Focused Approach, the conversation tools are easy to learn and use.  Research has shown that one of the greatest benefits of Solution Focus is in reducing practitioner stress.

EligibilityAll staff
Date Wednesday 25-Mar-2020, 14:30 - 16:30
Venue Room 01M.19, Baillie Room, New College Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Practical Strategies for...making courses more accessible and inclusive

Description

For: Programme directors and teams

Facilitator: Rayya Ghul

 This interactive workshop will give participants a space to explore how to build access and inclusion into all parts of the curriculum and provide prompts and tools to continue this process within their own programmes.

You will:

* Develop a shared understanding of key concepts, such as access, inclusion, protected characteristics

* Explore issues that can affect learning, such as unconscious bias and stereotype threat

* Critically consider effective ways to create an accessible and inclusive curriculum, including Universal Design for Learning, identity-safe classrooms and decolonising the curriculum using a model of curriculum design to think more holistically about where you can build in accessibility and inclusion from the outset

EligibilityAll staff
Date Wednesday 11-Mar-2020, 13:00 - 15:30
Venue Room B.09, Institute for Academic Development, 1 Morgan Lane, EH8 8FP Holyrood
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Shut up and Write

Description

Writing retreat for Staff and PhD Students.

If you have any queries or questions please use the contact details below:

MVM Clinical Educator CEP@ed.ac.uk

EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 28-Feb-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room G17, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 04-Mar-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room S37, 7 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 06-Mar-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Teaching Room 01, Old College Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 11-Mar-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room G.02, Classroom 2, High School Yards Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 13-Mar-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Teaching Room 04, Old College Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 18-Mar-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room G10, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 20-Mar-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 2.18, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 25-Mar-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room B1.01, Outreach Centre, 9c Holyrood Road, EH8 8FP Holyrood
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 27-Mar-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room G12, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 01-Apr-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 1.3, Lister Building Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 03-Apr-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Teaching Room 01, Old College Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 08-Apr-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 2.54, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 10-Apr-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room G12, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 15-Apr-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 3.39, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 17-Apr-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 3.39, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 22-Apr-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Teaching room 12, Old College Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 24-Apr-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 2.03, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 29-Apr-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 2.03, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 01-May-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Teaching room 02, Old College Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 06-May-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 3.54, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 08-May-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Teaching Room 04, Old College Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 13-May-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 2.54, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 15-May-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 3.03, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 20-May-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 3.03, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 22-May-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 2.54, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 27-May-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 2.29, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 29-May-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room G.12, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 03-Jun-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room G17, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 05-Jun-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 1.4, Lister Building Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 10-Jun-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room G17, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 12-Jun-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 2.54, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 17-Jun-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 2.4, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 19-Jun-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 1.4, Lister Building Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 24-Jun-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 2.14, 50 George Square Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 26-Jun-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 2.14, 50 George Square Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 01-Jul-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Teaching Room 01, Old College Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 03-Jul-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 3.54, 50 George Square Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 08-Jul-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room G17, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 10-Jul-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 2.54, 50 George Square Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 15-Jul-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 1.1 Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 17-Jul-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue TBC Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 22-Jul-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue TBC Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 24-Jul-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue TBC Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Wednesday 29-Jul-2020, 10:00 - 13:00
Venue TBC Central Area
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EligibilityAll staff All PGs
Date Friday 31-Jul-2020, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue TBC Central Area
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engage - Quectures

Description

How can we engage students better in lectures?  Prof Heather McQueen, University of Edinburgh’s newest National Teaching Fellow, has developed ‘Quectures’, a mix of traditional lecturing and interactive learning, including peer instruction.  She will share her method and research findings about the approach.

EligibilityAll staff All students
Date Tuesday 05-May-2020, 12:30 - 14:00
Venue Holyrood
Bookings This event is full. If you are eligible, you can Book a place on a waiting list for this course .

engage - Research Focus: Conversations, community and collegiality

Description

This meeting will focus on the role of the Teaching Matters blog (https://www.teaching-matters-blog.ed.ac.uk/) in creating ongoing discussion and engagement with learning, teaching and assessment and student engagement both internally and externally.  You are being invited to share your thoughts and contribute directly to a recently-funded PTAS project designed to explore engagement with, and assess the impact of, the Teaching Matters blog.

The project is a collaboration between Jennifer Scoles (IAD, Principal Investigator), Hazel Christie (IAD), Nina Morris (GeoSciences) and Karen Howie (Information Services).

Whether you have engaged with Teaching Matters or not, please come along and share your thoughts on the (potential) value, utility, and impact of this type of teaching and learning resource!  

 

We are particularly interested in hearing from students.

EligibilityAll staff All students
Date Wednesday 25-Mar-2020, 14:00 - 15:30
Venue Room G21 Patersons Land Moray House
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

engage - Supporting autistic students and colleagues

Description

A joint presentation, from an autistic member of staff and an autism researcher, will combine relevant evidence from research with personal experience and insights to make effective recommendations for best practice in working with autistic students and colleagues.  Unsurprisingly, many of these can have widespread benefits for the entire student body.

EligibilityAll staff All students
Date Thursday 04-Jun-2020, 12:30 - 14:00
Venue Holyrood
Bookings This event is full. If you are eligible, you can Book a place on a waiting list for this course .