Dr Jonathan Pugh School of Geography, Politics and Sociology Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do and why? Dr Jonathan Pugh has used the audio comments option in Turnitin to provide feedback on essays to his students on the second-year Globalisation and Development module. As a person with a disability, who cannot Read more about Using audio feedback in Turnitin[…]
Sociology, like all other teaching units at Newcastle during the pandemic, faced massive challenges adapting teaching practice and approaches to the rapid switch to online teaching. In the summer of 2020 a working group, which became the Teaching Online Group (TOG), was created to develop an approach to helping colleagues prepare for the new academic year. The group and its activities became a continued point of much needed collaborative advice and sharing across the year.
Dr Louise Callard from Geography used ArcGIS StoryMaps to produce virtual fieldtrips: narrative, interactive map, photos (including 360o), videos, activities and questions.
Weekly online activities were produced for students to support their learning and skill development. Being aware of what the students might have been experiencing, as well as trying to support their learning through accessible and manageable content was key.
David Walker in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology has placed student wellbeing at the centre of his module Politics of Happiness. Find out how weekly assignments posted to Canvas on mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and unplugging your devices, have helped improve student engagement…
The School of Geography, Politics & Social Sciences have recently redesigned their Comparing Cultures module to respond to Covid and the move to online teaching. Find out how mini lectures, virtual exchanges, fire-side chats, and simple weekly emails have helped to keep students engaged…
Time management can be a bit of a dull topic to teach students, especially in a lecture format. GPS decided to take a new approach developing their very own TimeWasters board game.
Politics instituted a full curriculum review, lasting over a year, to investigate how they could enhance their programmes in the following areas: feedback and assessment; student voice; employability; EDI; and teaching research methods. Find out more from Dr Michael Barr.
Dr David Walker, Politics Senior Tutor School of Geography, Politics and Sociology Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? We produced a booklet called ‘The Politics Guide to Assessment and Feedback’ for distribution to all undergraduate politics students. The Guide provides information about the different forms of assessment used in Politics, assessment criteria, the Read more about Politics guide to assessment and feedback[…]
Professor Anthony Zito, Professor of European Public Policy School of Geography, Politics and Sociology Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Mock-Viva Video for Ph.D. students Who is involved? Professor Anthony Zito (Politics), Dr Kate Manzo (Geography), PG Students How do you do it? A PG student agreed to be filmed undertaking a Read more about Mock-viva video[…]