“Your keynote was inspirational” “Brilliant presentation. I really loved it!” “Both my colleague and I thought it was the best keynote we had heard in a long time!” Delegates at HE Academy Equity Conference Keynote, 28 January 2010
“I have seen Mick present many times, he just get’s better and better” Carolin Kreber (Edinburgh) following session on linking research and teaching, 3 June 2010
“I really appreciated your enthusiasm” Delegate at Canterbury Christ Church Teaching and Learning conference, 24 June 2010
“Thank you for excellent leadership prior to and during the Student as Scholar workshops here. We have had very positive feedback on the events this week. You have established yourself with UPEI as a good colleague, an excellent leader, and a person with positive energy and vision for transforming undergraduate education.” University of Prince Edward Island, 25 April 2012
I am happy to offer workshops on a wide variety of topics including:
- Linking discipline-based research and teaching to benefit student learning
- Engaging students in research and inquiry
- Designing inquiry-based learning activities
- Rethinking final year projects and dissertations
- Institutional strategies to engage students in research and inquiry
- Encouraging active learning
- Developing independent and autonomous learning
- Developing an inclusive curriculum for all our students
- Bringing about change in teaching and learning
- Refreshing and renewing the curriculum
- Celebrating, sharing and learning about interesting teaching, learning and assessment practices: A Swap Shop
- Writing for publication
- Bidding for pedagogic research and development funding
- Evaluating and assessing your teaching and learning project or initiative
The detail is flexible to try to meet the interests of the audience and the time available. Generally the workshops are designed to last from 1.5 to 3 hours – the longer the time available the greater the opportunity for interactivity and discussion. Shorter versions are, however, possible and it is possible to run one workshop in the morning and another in the afternoon.
Alternatively, or in addition, you may find informal discussions with particular groups of staff about issues they face in trying to enhance teaching and learning, bid for project funding, undertake pedagogic research, develop the scholarship of teaching and learning, or similar topics more appropriate. I also have extensive experience of facilitating groups planning to bring about change in teaching and learning in their department or institution.
Wherever possible undergraduate and postgraduate students are encouraged to participate in the workshops alongside academics and learning support staff.
The quotes included in the website are, of course, a selection of only the most positive comments received. Suffice to say that at least these participants enjoyed the workshops!