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A new series of events for all staff interested in learning and teaching

The Talking Teaching series will showcase best practice approaches to teaching from around the College. Anyone with an interest in education can come along to hear speakers, updates on the Learning and Teaching Strategy, have a cup of tea and network with colleagues. 

These events will generally feature an introduction and update from the Assistant Provost (Learning and Teaching), two speakers delivering short (10-15 mins) talks and time for Q&A.

2018/19 dates for diary

Wednesday, 14:00 to 15:00
  • 24 October
  • 21 November
  • 12 December
  • 23 January
  • 13 March
  • 20 February
  • 10 April
  • 19 June

Upcoming events

Join us at our next Talking Teaching event on 24 October.

14:00 to 15:00 with tea/coffee served from 13:45 in the Royal School of Mines, room 151

RSVP at our Eventbrite Page.

Professor Alan Spivey, Assistant Provost (learning and teaching), will give an update on the Learning and Teaching Strategy with Q&A. Following Alan, Dr Cynthia Heiner will join us to talk about convincing students to be active in active learning.


Active learning: how to get students on board

Dr Cynthia Heiner

Research indicates that students learn more in an active learning environment. The learner must make sense of new knowledge and build it into their existing understanding; this is something the instructor cannot do for them. Thus, active learning methods require students to exert more effort in class. In this talk Cynthia Heiner will focus on ways to help you motivate your students to participate and join in the active classroom, ensuring that everyone gets the most out of their time together.

Cynthia Heiner is a physics education researcher who worked at the University of British Columbia’s Science Education Initiative. Cynthia is now working with Imperial College on our Learning and Teaching Strategy to help implement research-based pedagogies in science courses.