Veterinary Medical Education Division

Talks

Open events: these are open to staff and students within and outside the Vet School. There is no need to book, just come along.

Description

This talk is about a research project which investigated how participation in collaborative writing activities enhances the professional development of doctoral students. The qualitative study involved up to sixteen doctoral students from the School of Health In Social Science participating in a one-year collaborative writing programme. Semi-structured interviews and focus groups were conducted prior to, during and following the programme in order to inquire into the impact that the experience of the project has upon a) participants' individual and collaborative writing practices, b) their perceptions of themselves as writers and c) their perceptions of themselves, more broadly, as researchers. This talk was given at the PTAS Forum in June 2017.

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Presenter: Dr. Michael Gallagher, Centre for Research in Digital Education

This informal session will provide an overview of the juxtaposition of mobile learning in formal educational contexts (think Moodle) as compared to informal social contexts (think Whatsapp), how the former has often failed to appreciate the comprehensiveness of the latter. This will be followed by an exploration of a few relevant  mobile learning projects, some of the work being done at the University of Edinburgh (including Michael's own work). There will be a brief discussion around how we might use mobile learning for our own work, research, or teaching and then have a  play with an authoring tool that Michael uses in learning projects in development contexts.  

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Presenter: Dr Beth Christie, Lecturer and Programme Director for the MSc Learning for Sustainability.

Following a month long expedition to Antarctica via Argentina, Beth will share some of the broader Scottish sustainability education context behind the expedition, the personal learning that took place whilst out there and the community engagement/knowledge exchange that emerged throughout the planning, funding and post-expedition process. 

The Homeward Bound initiative aims to heighten the leadership capability of women in policy and decision making related to the sustainability of our planet. The ground-breaking initiative involved a 12-month collaboration and leadership development programme, culminating in the expedition to Antarctica in February 2018.

By bringing together current and future leaders in this way, Homeward Bound strives to create a collaborative network of influential females to address the lack of women in leadership positions.

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Talks: R(D)SVS or staff from elsewhere in the University present on their research interests.

Attendance and Registration

All VMED sessions are free to attend and open to any staff member involved in teaching or supporting R(D)SVS students.

For Talks there is no registration – please just come along (we also have a low volume mailing list veted_journal_club@mlist.is.ed.ac.uk for communicating details of these – email VMEDWorkshops@ed.ac.uk to be added to the mailing list).

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Presenter: Dr Anna Wood. Interactions between staff and students are critical to learning in higher education and we know from anecdotal evidence that these dialogues don’t always go to plan. Our PTAS funded research project aimed to investigate both teachers’ and students’ experiences of dialogues in educational settings. Through semi-structured interviews we explored both difficult and successful interactions, the barriers to good dialogues and how these can be overcome.

In this talk, Anna will present some key themes from this research and finish by suggesting some strategies that can be used to help improve communication between teacher and student. We hope this will be part of an ongoing dialogue about dialogues – so there will be plenty of time for questions and comments at the end of the talk.

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Presenter: Gavin Boyd, Lecturer, Edinburgh College

In this talk, Gavin will give an introduction to the concept of the “shadow”. In Jungian psychology, the "shadow aspect/archetype" may refer to (1) an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself, or (2) the entirety of the unconscious, i.e. everything of which a person is not fully conscious.

Building on work by Lucia Capacchione, the concept of shadow work can be applied as a reflective approach to enhance teaching practice. Gavin will describe how this has helped in his own teaching, particularly when dealing with disaffected students. You will leave the session with some practical guidance on trying the method. 

  
EligibilityAll staff, Vet undergraduate, Vet postgraduate, Vet PGR, All students, All staff (inc. visitors)
Topic & speaker Gavin Boyd
Date Tuesday 26-Jun-2018, 13:00 - 14:00
Venue 1.28 First Floor Vet School Teaching Building Easter Bush
Bookings No booking required.