It’s great to see people starting to contribute posts for our UnSymposium on iTeach. After an initial push from the School of Psychology, others are now catching up. If yours hasn’t been posted yet, it’s time…
Who’s been posting?
Charles Vandepeer has shared how he ‘falled forward’ in his attempts to promote peer learning through deep questions, something that he knew students wanted but which didn’t work in his initial choice of technology.
Bede Harris has shared how he used adaptive learning to help students determine the appropriate order in which to apply various legal rules that may be relevant to the advice they are asked to give. This was something that they struggled with – and it worked.
John Hicks has shared how he’s used deep questioning around current media to build critical thinking skills and media literacy, helping students to ‘see how theory can be usefully applied in practice to resolve issues, to defend their position or to identify the flaws in the position of others’.
And Sam Parker has shared how he changed his assessments and feedback mechanisms to move the focus away from traditional tasks – where students are writing ‘for the academic’ – to those where the students’ work is focused on (simulated) client needs, with feedback being received from the client via video ‘touchpoints’ that have been adapted to suit different levels of response.
How can you contribute?
- Read about the UnSymposium, and what we’re trying to achieve.
- View the step-by-step guide that shows you how to create a post.
- If you are unsure what you might post about, or want a visual walk through, check the recording of our PD session held last week (30 mins).
- If you’d like to see others’ posts, check the iTeach site (specifically those tagged as coming from our Faculty).