You are invited to the first NTU SCALE-UP Networking Event
NTU has gained widespread recognition for active collaborative learning and SCALE-UP is now also part of our strategy to address unexplained disparities in student attainment. In January 2017, we won funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to lead a Catalyst project on this: Scaling up active collaborative learning for student success.
This networking event offers a great opportunity to shape the direction of SCALE-UP at NTU, as well as to network with others who are engaged and interested in active collaborative learning. You will also be able to learn more about our Catalyst project, how to get involved, and the funding available to support course teams.
Attendees at this event include: Head of Departments where colleagues are involved or interested in SCALE-UP, academics currently using this pedagogic approach, those wishing to adopt it, and staff who support SCALE-UP and the learning environment.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To confirm your attendance, please accept this invitation. If you would like to know further details, please email CADQ Admin.
We look forward to seeing you at this event.
Jane McNeil is Director of Academic Development at Nottingham Trent University, where she has an institutional responsibility for educational development and quality management. Her experience as a history lecturer and an early interest in online learning evolved into a wider focus on learning and teaching enhancement. This was realised in subsequent roles, as Humanities learning and teaching co-ordinator and institutional lead for quality enhancement. Her current interests include innovative and disruptive pedagogies, technology, and learning spaces; all underpinned by a focus on strategic educational development aligned with enhancement-led quality management.
In 2013, Jane led the first institutional, multi-disciplinary SCALE-UP project in the UK. The NTU project found benefits for students’ conceptual understanding and overall attainment. Subsequent benefits have been realised in wider adoption, including influencing planning assumptions for the estate and challenging the dominance of lectures for large group teaching. Jane is now leading a HEFCE Catalyst funded project using active learning pedagogies at three institutions to address attainment disparities.
Jane’s perspective on educational development has been shaped by her experience as a lecturer, as a practice innovator, and, latterly, as a policy developer. She is a Principal Fellow of the HEA.
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