26 April 2016 @ 10:00 GMT
Lancaster’s Organisation and Educational Development (OED) team were delighted to have made another visit to LU Ghana this April.
As has consistently been our experience of visiting Accra, we are very thankful for the warm hospitality of all colleagues. We really do feel a part of the team whilst we are with you, and this is a significant factor in our visits being very positive and fruitful.
During the visit we worked primarily with colleagues to support their progress on the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (International) – also known as ‘ICAP’ – an in-service programme of initial teaching development designed to support and enhance reflective teaching practice in Higher Education. A range of themed workshops were held, focusing on topics such as active learning, critical reading, principles of assessment, and exploring group, peer and self-assessment approaches. Colleagues were also encouraged to spend time reflecting on the outcomes of evaluative feedback they had collected from their students over the past few months, as well as on peer observations of teaching.
The visit also included an open session on the theme of effective feedback – inviting a broader conversation between colleagues involved both directly in teaching across all levels at LU Ghana, and those who may be supporting staff and/or student learning and development as members of professional service teams. We were delighted with both the range of colleagues participating in this session, and the quality of the discussion and debates arising. In future visits we will be continuing to add to the range of educational development opportunities on offer to colleagues – so watch this space!
In the meantime, we are very much looking forward to welcoming those colleagues who are visiting Lancaster in June.
Simon and Chris