Tag Archive | teaching

My approach to behaviour management

This week on the PGCHE, the subject under discussion was behaviour management. I have lots of Thoughts about this, so decided it would be a good idea to try to get some of them down in blog form. Behaviour management is something I’ve always struggled with a little. I’m not a naturally authoritative person, so […]

Using Mentimeter for lecture exit survey

Using Mentimeter for lecture exit survey

For the past couple of years I have been using a standard feedback form to gather brief feedback after classes and lectures. This was created by a colleague in the library, and consists of three prompts, printed on one side of A5 paper with space for comments: I learnt something from this session that will […]

PGCHE Week 3: Teaching large groups

PGCHE Week 3: Teaching large groups

This week on my PGCHE, we covered teaching large groups. This is one of the sessions I was most looking forward to, as pretty much all of my library teaching is to large groups, mostly in lecture theatres. In fact the usual definition of “large groups” for teaching is anything over 30, so given that […]

Teaching – trying something new: USTLG meeting May 2017

This week I attended the most recent meeting of USTLG, the University Science and Technology Librarians Group. This networking group holds their meetings twice a year, and members are invited to give presentations sharing best practice on a theme. I’ve been going to these meetings ever since I took on Engineering and Computing as my […]

Pedagogy for Librarians Day Two: Barriers to learning and learning styles

On Tuesday, we had our first practical teaching sessions. We each had to deliver a “little teach”: a 10-minute session on the topic of our choice. There was a great variety of subjects covered, including how to play the ukulele, care for orchids, say a few phrases in Malay, prune plants, fence, and play some […]

Pedagogy for Librarians Day One: Values and Professional Practice

On the first day of the course, after arriving and going over the various admin bits we needed to cover first thing, we started off the course with a “thinking round”. This is based on Nancy Kline’s work on “the Thinking Environment”, and involved us going round the room and each replying in turn to […]