In my previous post, I tried to address some of my considerations on how the design of learning activitiesreflects the level of my respect to the diverse student body in Stratford and Bloomsbury campuses.
I really enjoy being in a position to support my Institution’s mission to “increase access … to flexible higher education through delivery of a range of new programmes in East London, where participation rates are among the lowest in the region” (Birkbeck College, 2009)
I realised that one way to achieve equality in learning opportunities was to be as much flexible as possible. I proposed to my team that we repeat sessions on different days of the week so that we create more learning opportunities …Respect individual learners and diverse learning communities: value 1
It is well established that the Higher Education environment is overwhelmingly diverse in its student body and so is my experience in supporting their learning across two universities (Birkbeck and University of East London) and two main campuses. My main teaching takes place in Stratford Campuswhile a small part of my time is spent on the central campus in Bloomsbury. I support students from both universities but booked sessions (groups and one-to-ones) are aimed to Birkbeck students. Since I am not focused on a single discipline, I meet students from across all disciplines and levels of study.
The literature I have come across so far underlines the importance of knowing our students and links this element to the success …Virtual arrival lounge
It was Good Friday when I thought it was a good idea to have a look at my twitter account before escaping to the Surrey downs. It was then that I read a tweet announcing the Mooc.
— Andreas Link (@elearning4) April 5, 2012
It was an on the spot decision to register my interest, driven by my strong desire to learn more about teaching in Higher Education in a more structured way.
My main endeavours are multifaceted:
From aprofessional development perspective, I would like:
- to enrich my understanding of the pedagogy theories and practices of learning and