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Team Bridges…

This appears to be the time for conferences, as my twitter time line is awash with hashtags and images of powerpoint slides. Tomorrow I will be attending our faculty away day at a local hotel with the theme of building bridges. Bridges, as you are aware, join two places together usually across some sort of barrier whether this be a river, chasm or transport system. Within universities there exists many faculties and although the chasm between these is limited to the confines of the university buildings, it is always beneficial to establish links between faculties in order to share not only resources but also practice. Last Tuesday I received a ‘bridge’ in the form of an email from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts to attend a session about Team Based Learning. Being keen on any form of learning, I quickly rearranged my calendar in order to attend – so what is my opinion about Team Based Learning (TBL)? Well, this is what this waffle is all about…

ripples in water with a lion cub

The circle of education?

Friday was a very important day. Not as important as today being the longest day – downhill to winter from here on in! Friday was sign off day for the first years. Yes, they have finished their final placement and their first year at university with only assignment marks to be verified before, after the summer, they start on their second year. Soon, everyone will be finishing for summer and the cycle of education will be completed for this year and a new one started. As this happens I started to think about working within a cycle and how this impacts on both my teaching and my learning…

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Engagement – what stage are you at?

Yesterday was quite a momentous day for me since my Teach 100 badge actually dropped below 500 for the first time. Of course, this didn’t last long and it is back to over 500 now. I did take a screen shot of it and tweeted it as proof though! Your ranking on the site is basically calculated by engagement and that made me think about the ways and stages we engage with blogs, videos and tweets. So here are my very own levels of internet engagement!…So, be honest, which stage did you reach?…

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