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‌SoTL Journal Club

The SoTL Journal Club is designed to engage colleagues with key and emerging literature in the field of learning and teaching.

The Journal Club’s main activity is the discussion and critique of a selected paper from published research into learning and teaching. The aim of the discussion is to both evaluate the robustness of the research and the methodology chosen, and to consider its relevance for our own teaching practice. The Journal Club is held regularly and attendees comprise a mix of academic, teaching and professional support staff with a shared interest in developing an informed awareness of the evidence base for good educational practice.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

Questions or concerns? Please email

Date Title Briefings

Thursday 26 January, 12.30pm-1.30pm, online via Zoom

Making staff/student partnerships work

Join us for the next SoTL Journal Club to discuss two papers which address the theme of staff/student partnerships.

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Past events

Past events

Date Title Briefings and Reports

Friday 9 December 2022

Peer observation of teaching and teachers' development goals

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Thursday 24 November 2022

'Teaching Employability is not my job!'

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Tuesday 12 July 2022

Sustainability in higher education: how do academics teach?

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Wednesday 25 May 2022

Student mental health and transitions into, through and out of university
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Understanding Interdisciplinary Teaching
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Wednesday 16 March 2022 

The public purposes of Higher Education: what do students think?
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Friday 18 February 2022 

Rethinking Inclusive Assessment 
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Tuesday 25 January 2022

Students generating questions as a way of learning - a study method for public good? 

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Wednesday 30 June 2021

What's the problem with problem-based learning? 

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Wednesday 9 June 2021

To understand and be understood: facilitating interdisciplinary learning through the promotion of communicative competence 

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Tuesday 18 May 2021

Transitioning to the "new normal": pedagogical practices in fully online flipped classrooms


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Wednesday 28 April 2021

Study Skills, Neoliberalism’s Perfect Tinkerbell

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Monday 25 January 2021

Assessment for learning


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Friday 27 November 2020

Do assessed online journal discussion boards promote student engagement with groupwork?

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Wednesday 12 August 2020

Using interactive technology in the classroom

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Wednesday 27 July 2020 

Content delivery: Maximising Student Learning from Video

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Wednesday 8 July 2020

Designing blended dual delivery courses


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Wednesday 27 May 2pm

Supporting a 'Temporary' Move to Online Teaching in Higher Education

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Tuesday 23 June 2020

'Understanding and enhancing online student engagement'

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Monday March 16 2020 Enhancing Learning from Lectures

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Thursday 27 February 2020 A Hidden Sustainability Curriculum? Engaging students in learning about and for sustainability

Available on Wordpress

Wednesday 11 December 2019 'Mind the Gap?  Relations between Higher Education Studies and Discipline-Based Research'

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September November 4 2019 The Hidden Curriculum: A conceptual framework for inclusivity, equality and social justice in Higher Education? 

Briefing available on Wordpress

June 2019 Teaching and learning in a world which has "had enough of experts"? WordPress
May 2019

Mathematics in the disciplines at the transition to university

Briefing on WordPress, articles on Paperpile
April 2019

Lecture attendance and student performance - a key factor for predicting success? 

Briefing on WordPress, article on Paperpile
February 2019

From Duality to Criticality? Helping Students through the Perry Scheme of Intellectual Development

December 2018

Student evaluation of modules for improved teaching-learning effectiveness 

October 2018

From monologue to dialogue: improving written feedback processes in mass higher education

June 2018

Separating the Individual from the Herd: Assessing Process and Product in Student Group Work

May 2018

Integration or isolation: Chinese students' social integration into the University community

February 2018

Equality or Quality? Developing an inclusive pedagogy in Higher Education

December 2017

Lecture Capture: Perspectives on its use, reception, and future direction

October 2017

Cause and Effect: Do student-centred learning environments lead to deep approaches to learning?

June 2017

Thinking in Higher Education

May 2017

Teaching in a Post-Truth World, or What Critical Pedagogy can do for us

March 2017

High Impact Practice: Improving Student Learning

February 2017

Making Life Difficult:  Testing to Improve Learning

January 2017

Occluded Genres: Rethinking student writing in Higher Education

November 2016

Getting stuck: On threshold concepts

July 2016

Learning that lasts? The Alverno model and evaluating graduate outcomes

May 2016 Student reflection, our reflection: Considering peer feedback and action research Wordpress
March 2016 Student engagement Wordpress
January 2016 Try, try and try again: what scope is there in Higher Education for learning from getting things wrong? Wordpress
December 2015 What is Deep Learning? Part 2: Critique Wordpress
November 2015 What is Deep Learning? Part 1: Seminal texts Wordpress



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