Excellent teaching and learning conference at the University of Sussex today. The focus was on inclusive teaching – how to bring the subject to life and make learning relevant for students. One highlight for me was a session run by Social Work course leaders, students and service users. Instead of getting the students to analyse dry case studies in books, the department have invited service users to talk about their experiences directly with the students, allowing them to develop skills they’ll need on the job.
At the conference, I co-facilitated a session with Study Skills Coordinator Clare Hardman on embedding study and writing skills in the curriculum – how lecturers can incorporate short activities into their teaching.
Quick writing tip this week comes from Duncan Forbes: