Inspiring Teaching, Teaching to Inspire
26 January 2012
The Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure (ECL) recently held a week of activities designed to inspire and engage staff through a series of lectures, workshops and interactive sessions. The aim of the week was to stimulate inspiring teaching through the discussion of contemporary issues and new methods of delivery for student engagement with opportunities to share good practice.
Paul Abernethy, Vice President Academic Quality at Liverpool Students' Union, who delivered sessions to staff commented:
"I think that it is brilliant that the Faculty has organised a week devoted to inspirational teaching. Although there are some examples of brilliant teaching at LJMU, things can always improve. Having initiatives like the inspiring teaching week gives academics the chance to share best practice and really take student feedback on board, I was proud to have been asked to take part in this scheme."
The keynote lecture for the week was delivered by Professors Sally Brown and Phil Race. The lecture, entitled Strategies to Bring Your Teaching Alive, considered how staff could enhance the student experience and encourage student interest in their own learning.
Academic Director, Phil Vickerman said:
"The inspiring teaching week offered a great opportunity for staff to focus on sharing and learning new and innovative practices. Feedback from staff indicates it has been a great success and I am confident that it will have a positive impact on the teaching and learning our students receive. "
Kate Johnston, Dean of the Faculty of Education Community and Leisure highlighted how well the event had been received throughout the Faculty:
"I would like to thank everybody in the Faculty for making this such a successful week. Sessions ran alongside a normal teaching timetable and staff participated in activities as well as doing their 'day jobs'. We also appreciated the support and contributions from staff in the Academic Enhancement Unit and input from Liverpool SU."
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Diana Burton, who attended one of the Inspiring Teaching Week breakfast sessions, also commented that it was a "brilliant week".
Pictured: Faculty LTA coordinators and Sarah Nixon, Learning Development Manager for ECL with Professors Sally Brown and Phil Race