The Westminster Centre for Teaching Innovation co-0rdinates a range of events to support and provide opportunities for collaboration, sharing and development of practice and building networks.
These range from regular events such as the annual Westminster Learning and Teaching Symposium, and a planned seminar series (keep an eye on these pages for more information), to one-off events to kickstart a particular scheme or respond to an innovation or development need identified by colleagues.
You can also visit the homepage for details of events being run by colleagues around the University and at other institutions.
Launch of the Westminster Centre for Teaching Innovation
The Westminster Centre for Teaching Innovation will be formally launched with a celebration event on 13 March 2017, 6 – 8pm in Fyvie Hall.
The keynote speaker will be Christopher Newfield, Professor of literature and American studies at the University of California and we will also showcase some of the innovative learning and teaching practices taking place at the University including Students as Co-Creators, Democratic Education Network and the interdisciplinary REVRLaw project, in which Law students will be able to explore a real case scenario using Virtual Reality technology.
Keep an eye on the website for news from the event, and for updates about the CTI’s exciting future plans.
Westminster Learning and Teaching Symposium 2017
This year’s Westminster Learning and Teaching Symposium takes place on 22 June 2017 and the theme will be Innovate!
The Learning and Teaching Symposium is your opportunity to share innovations; contribute to debates, and build networks and collaborations.
University of Westminster staff are invited to submit abstracts for presentations and academic posters to frame debate around issues and practice-points that are important to you.
For more information, and guidance on submitting abstracts, visit the Learning and Teaching Symposium page.
University of Westminster staff are invited to attend the Team-based Learning workshop on Wednesday 5th April from 12.30 – 3.00pm (lunch provided), at 115 New Cavendish Street, Room C1.03. The workshop will be facilitated by Simon Tweddell, Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy.
This workshop aims to introduce participants to team-based learning (TBL) by experiencing it as a student would. TBL is a special form of collaborative learning using a special sequence of individual work, group work and immediate feedback to create a motivational framework in which students increasingly hold each other accountable for coming to class prepared and contributing to discussion. It shifts the focus of classroom time from conveying course concepts by the instructor to the application of course concepts by student learning teams.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Explain the essential elements that make up a team-based learning unit
- Describe the benefits and challenges of using TBL