Teaching and Learning Showcase 2021


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One year on since the way we teach at Oxford changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural Teaching and Learning Showcase: Sharing what we’ve learned is taking place in Trinity term 2021.

A new biennial event for Oxford, the Showcase will include six live online sessions held during 7th, 8th and 9th weeks, and is designed for teaching staff at any stage in their career at the University.

The event will include the opportunity to hear from the winners of last year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards, and provide a platform for sharing examples of best practice in flexible and inclusive teaching from across the University over the past 12 months. It will also consider what aspects of these practices we would like to build on moving forward.

We encourage all colleagues in teaching and learning support roles to the collegiate University to attend and participate in these discussions, so that as many perspectives as possible may be represented.

To register for the Teaching and Learning Showcase 2021, please complete the registration form.

martin williams

Dear colleagues

I invite you to this new biennial event celebrating teaching best practice at Oxford.

The inaugural Oxford Teaching and Learning Showcase 2021 will highlight the extraordinary lengths colleagues have gone to over the last 12 months to continue providing high quality education across the University.

Through a series of online events between 7th and 9th week of Trinity term, it will give colleagues an opportunity to share examples of best practice in flexible and inclusive teaching, and consider what education might look like at Oxford in the future.

As we near the end of an exceptionally demanding academic year, I hope these events will give us a chance to celebrate what has been achieved, and to reflect on some of the positives that have emerged from this difficult and exhausting period.

The series starts with an opening event on 8 June where myself and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson will be among the speakers. Five further events will then take place over the following two-week period, each lasting 60 to 90 minutes and including a mix of interactive short presentations and panel discussions.

I would encourage all colleagues in teaching and learning support roles to the collegiate University to attend and participate in these discussions, so that as many perspectives as possible may be represented.

To sign up for the event, please visit the registration page.

Best wishes
Professor Martin Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education

Tue 8 Jun      

3.30pm- 5pm                  

Session 1: Opening event – celebrating teaching success

Objective: To showcase teaching excellence at Oxford

Format:

Mon 14 Jun

10am–11am

Session 2: Showcasing flexible and inclusive teaching best practices from across Oxford (STEM subjects)

Objective: Learn from colleagues who have experience to share from a similar context

Format: Selected presentations and discussion with teaching staff, with opportunity for Q&A with audience

Wed 16 Jun

12.30pm-2pm

Session 3: Oxford Postgraduate Teaching Network: An interactive forum for postgraduate teaching 

Objective: Opportunity to network and learn from colleagues teaching postgraduate taught courses

Format: Selected presentations and discussion with teaching staff and students, with an opportunity for Q&A with audience

Thu 17 Jun

2pm-3pm

Session 4: Showcasing flexible and inclusive teaching best practices from across Oxford (Humanities and Social Sciences subjects)

Objective: Learn from colleagues who have experience to share from a similar context

Format: Selected presentations and discussion with teaching staff, with opportunity for Q&A with audience

Tue 22 Jun

11am-12.30pm       

Session 5: Edit-along – an accessible communication workshop

Objective: Chance for staff to learn how to enhance their communication with students through making their documents more accessible

Format: Live consultancy with accessibility specialists to enhance real documents brought to the session by participants

Wed 23 Jun

2pm-3.30pm

Session 6: Closing event – Looking to the future for teaching at Oxford

Objective: Opportunity to reflect on what was discussed at the Showcase, and consider teaching practices to continue into the future

Format:

  • Welcome from Professor Martin Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)
  • Facilitation by Professor Rhona Sharpe, Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning and Marion Manton, TEL Support and Consultancy Manager, Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • Panel discussion with students and audience focussing on the student learning experience. Will include contributions from:
    • Lauren Bolz, Vice President (Graduates), Oxford SU 

    • Sydelle De Souza, Academic Officer, St Catherine’s College MCR 

    • Tucker Drew, Vice President (Access & Academic Affairs), Oxford SU 

    • Gurubharan Ganeson, Academic Officer, Lincoln College JCR 

    • Professor Jane Sherwood, Director, Oxford University Language Centre (and lead, Student Engagement Group)
  • Interactive activity with audience considering the legacy of the Showcase and looking ahead to the next academic year

To register for the Teaching and Learning Showcase 2021, please complete the registration form.

Registration gives you access to all six live online sessions; you are free to attend as many of these as you wish.

All sessions will be recorded; so if you are unable to attend one or more sessions, you will have access to the recording.

Recordings and additional presentations will be made available on a dedicated Canvas site. On completion of the registration form, you will receive instructions for accessing the site. 

If you have any queries regarding the Teaching and Learning Showcase, please contact us.

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