I'm delighted to launch the first of a regular section of the newsletter dealing with engineering education. This space will be a place for us to announce workshops, share interesting thoughts and ideas about teaching, news about developments here in FECM as well as on other campuses and in other countries, summaries of the best sessions attended at recent education related conferences and links to presentation given and other useful sites.
Teaching staff interested in assessment and feedback are encouraged to participate.
Dr Chris Rust is Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University, Deputy Director of two Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
Teachers are being stretched in their efforts to maintain high quality teaching, often in a time or resource-poor environment, and with an increasingly diverse student cohort. In this workshop ideas on how to establish and maintain a good learning experience for students by teaching smarter are explored. Strategies ranging from those that are very simple for the individual teacher to implement through to structurally more complex, holistic approaches will be discussed.