University of Greenwich - MSA

International Partnership: April Staff Development Workshops

April 16th -18th 2016 Open to ALL MSA staff


As part of a visit by a member of the Educational Development Unit of The University of Greenwich (UoG) to MSA in April 2016 we will be offering some continuing professional development (CPD) sessions to all colleagues at MSA. Please contact Mona Afifi, Director- Central Quality Assurance and Audit Unit, to secure a place

We will also be holding information sessions for those at MSA interested in the PGCert HE.

Details of these events are set out below.

Information session

Become qualified to teach in Higher Education

Saturday 16th April 2016 09.30-10.30 Room B206

Senior staff at MSA have been studying this year on the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education this year to gain a teaching qualification and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. This international online, part-time programme is designed for lecturers in higher education and is delivered to both UK and its international partners using a mix of flying faculty, local study groups and leading edge technologies. The programme is at masters level. It requires participants to reflect on current practice, explore new pedagogical developments and discuss innovations in practice. It's an exciting programme that includes plenty of opportunity to consider your own professional practice and growth. This information session will enable prospective participants to explore the programme and ask questions.

CPD workshops

Assessment and feedback: what works and what else could we try?

Saturday 16th April 10.30-12.30 SSB meeting Room (2nd Floor)

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There's an interesting contrast wherever you go in the world between what we know is good practice in assessment and feedback (from the research and from experience) and what we do on a day to day basis. This session will be an opportunity to explore some of the issues that are likely to be shared in Egyptian and UK contexts and consider good practice ideas, innovations and possible impediments to implementation.

Student engagement: obstacles and strategies

Monday 18th April 10.00-12.00 SSB Meeting Room (2nd Floor)

This session aims to help to identify potential obstacles to student engagement and strategies to promote engagement, in the context of how engagement is being defined and addressed in the HE sector. It is a highly participatory and active session that will refer to both local experience and wider pedagogic research and practice within HE.

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Using technology to flip and engage your class

Monday 18th April 12.00-2.00 SSB Meeting Room (2nd Floor)

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This session will start with a swift tour of a range of free internet (or "cloud") based tools that can be a real blessing for a busy teacher. It will then look at some of the principles and and approaches that use of technology can make easier such as 'flipping' and 'blending'.

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