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The Teaching Matters Podcast, created by the University of Edinburgh, complements the University's Teaching Matters blog. It invites students and staff to engage in topical conversations, and debate and celebrate learning and teaching in Higher Education.

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The Teaching Matters Podcast, created by the University of Edinburgh, complements the University's Teaching Matters blog. It invites students and staff to engage in topical conversations, and debate and celebrate learning and teaching in Higher Education.

    Co-Creation in Hybrid Teaching and Learning

    Co-Creation in Hybrid Teaching and Learning

    In this episode of the Teaching Matters Podcast, we explore how co-creation helped academic staff navigate the move to hybrid teaching and learning. Student-staff co-creation involves shared decision-making and negotiation of curriculum design or elements of the curriculum. You can watch extended conversations with the contributors on the Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange and linked below and discover more about co-creation on the Teaching Matters blog...

    Featuring 

    Catherine Bovill

    Dr Catherine Bovill is Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement at the Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh and Visiting Fellow at the University of Winchester. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association and an Editorial Board member for Teaching in Higher Education. At Edinburgh she leads the IAD programme and course design team and the Learning and Teaching Conference team as well as supporting a range of strategic projects focused on student engagement. She regularly publishes and presents her work on partnership and co-creating curriculum internationally. In 2019-2020 she was a Fulbright Scholar based in the USA.

    Tina Harrison

    Tina is Assistant Principal Academic Standards and Quality Assurance and Professor of Financial Services Marketing and Consumption. Tina joined the University in 1993 and continues to maintain an active academic role in the Business School. She has had overall responsibility for the University’s quality assurance framework as Assistant Principal since 2009. She plays a key role in the Scottish HE quality landscape as a member of QAA Scotland’s Advisory Board, chair of the sparqs University Advisory Group, and member of the Quality Arrangements for Scottish Higher Education (QASHE) group.

    Video: Defining Community and Belonging for Hybrid

    Rayya Ghul

    Rayya is a National Teaching Fellow and lecturer in University Learning and Teaching. She is based in the Institute for Academic Development where she is the University Lead for the Edinburgh Teaching Award and convenes the course on Accessible and Inclusive Learning. Rayya runs Practical Strategies sessions on embedding access and inclusion into the curriculum and also ways to apply a solution focused approach to supporting students in a variety of roles.

    Video: Co-Creating the Classroom

    Tim Fawns

    Dr Tim Fawns is Deputy Programme Director of the MSc in Clinical Education and part-time tutor on the MSc in Digital Education. He is also the director of the international Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education. His main academic interests are in education, technology and memory.

    Video: Designing Assessments for Hybrid Teaching

    • 7 min
    "I want to bring something new to the table"

    "I want to bring something new to the table"

    This episode is part of an occasional series from The Teaching Matters Podcast where current and previous contributors to the Teaching Matters blog discuss their writing process as well as the social and academic relevance of their work. These discussions give insight into how contributors construct ideas and meaning around teaching and learning.

    In this episode, Joanna Holtan, Director of the Mastercard Scholars Foundation Program at the University of Edinburgh talks to Martine Irakoze, a Mastercard Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in International Relations & International Law. Joanna and Martine mention another Teaching Matter’s contributor, Brindley J Fortuin who you can hear in conversation with Joanna in a previous episode. Read Martine’s Teaching Matters post Leadership Revisited.

    • 8 min
    Episode 24: "the work is doing what it’s supposed to do"

    Episode 24: "the work is doing what it’s supposed to do"

    This episode is part of an occasional series from The Teaching Matters Podcast where current and previous contributors to the Teaching Matters blog discuss their blogging process as well as the social and academic relevance of their work. These discussions give insight into how contributors construct ideas and meaning around teaching and learning. 

    In this episode, Johanna Holton, Director of the Mastercard Scholars Foundation Program at the University of Edinburgh talks to Brindley Fortuin, a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh Centre of African Studies and a former Mastercard Scholar. Read Brindley’s Teaching Matters blog post ‘The Power of an Image.'
    Learn more about The Mastercard Scholars Foundation Program. 

    • 10 min
    The ASID Project: A Student-Centred Outlook on the Development of Hybrid Teaching and Learning

    The ASID Project: A Student-Centred Outlook on the Development of Hybrid Teaching and Learning

    In this episode, Colette Sheard, a former student in the School of Mathematics in conversation with David Jordan, Chancellor’s Fellow and Reader at the University of Edinburgh School of Mathematics and Charlotte Desvages, a University Teacher in Mathematical Computing about the ASID Creation Support Project (Adapt, Support, Implement, Deliver) which helped the school prepare for a successful transition to hybrid teaching. Colette also shares her own experience working on the project in a blog post on the Teaching Matters site. 

    • 15 min
    Place Based Education (Part 4)

    Place Based Education (Part 4)

    This episode is part of a limited series on Place-Based Education in hybrid teaching and learning.

    In part 4, Robbie Nicol, a professor of place based education, and Heidi Smith, a lecturer of outdoor learning at Moray House School of Education and Sport, discuss in-person tutor meetings outdoors and it's capacity to support health and wellbeing.

    Please feel free to share your comments with us, either directly on the blog or you can email us at teachingmatters@ed.ac.uk.

    • 9 min
    Place Based Education (Part 3)

    Place Based Education (Part 3)

    This episode is part of a limited series on Place-Based Education in hybrid teaching and learning.

    In this episode, Heidi Smith a lecturer of outdoor learning at Moray House School of Education and Sport, talks to Susan McCarthy, a student at Moray House about Susan's experience of in-person dissertation supervision outdoors. 

    Please feel free to share your comments with us, either directly on the blog or you can email us at teachingmatters@ed.ac.uk.

    • 5 min

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