Congratulations to all FHSS Staff who were awarded 2019/20 UNNC Small Teaching and Learning Development Grants (STL)
13 May 2020
Congratulations to all FHSS Staff who were awarded 2019/20 UNNC Small Teaching and Learning Development Grants (STL). The funded projects are: Interactive Approach to Deep Learning in the Higher Educational Context Dr Ping DU (PI), Dr Dan SHI, Dr Peter Morgan, Dr Yanhui ZHANG This project explores effective interactive teaching strategies for student engagement in deep learning, including applying the experiential learning circle in the content teaching process in the unique cultural and educational context of UNNC. Effective interactive teaching aims to engage students in active learning at the cognitive, intellectual and interpersonal level. It involves intricate design at different levels (module, topics, session, activity, question-answer interaction) to facilitate active learning at a deeper level. Various types of ethnographic data will be collected, including video/audio recordings of teacher-student interactions in the classrooms and group tutorials, interviews, and course materials to understand effective interactive teaching in HE context. Contrasting Expert and Novice Approaches to TESOL Classroom Practice: the Development of a Digitally Recorded Materials Bank Professor Douglas Bell (PI) The aim of the project is to create a professionally-produced bank of digitallyrecorded lessons showing both expert and novice TESOL professionals in action. These lessons will then be used with MA TESOL students as a stimulus for critical analysis and reflection, and as a foundation from which to create further supplementary materials. Teaching observation and practice is already a core component of the MA TESOL curriculum; it is envisaged that by using the recorded lessons to focus on particular aspects of classroom practice, students will be able to further improve their practical teaching ability. This will ultimately enhance their employability.