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Teaching Innovation Collective 2021/2022: Programme and session recordings

This year the Teaching Innovation Collective will be experimenting with some slightly different formats. As well as the usual "lunch and learn" sessions that we have always delivered, covering all things teaching related, we will also have some sessions where we discuss readings on contemporary practice in Higher Education, and some dedicated to providing time for attendees to write on all things teaching and learning!

Where sessions are recorded you will be able to link to the recordings below by clicking on the session title. There is also always space to add more so if you have any readings or any subjects you want to discuss please do drop me an email at

Semester 2 Programme

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Wednesday, 9 February 2021, 1pm - 2pm: The Leadership in Education Awards Programme (LEAP) and HEA Fellowship

  • Holly Dewsnip, Institute for Teaching and Learning
  • The University’s Leadership in Education Awards Programme (LEAP) supports you in documenting and evidencing your teaching excellence, and is an opportunity for you to receive a formal, national qualification for your teaching. The programme is accredited by Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) and can award Associate, Fellow, Senior and Principal AHE Fellowships.
  • This information session will provide an overview of the support available from LEAP and will help you to determine which level of fellowship is most suitable for you. View key documents that Holly will refer to in the session.
  • Book your place

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 1pm - 2pm: Mentoring and the Manchester Gold Scheme 

  • Esther Cadd, Learning and Organisational Development
  • The Manchester Gold Mentoring Scheme provides space and support for developing and innovating in your teaching practice, and all other aspects of your career. In this session Esther Cadd, Learning and Organisational Development Partner and Manchester Gold lead will provide all the information you need about what the scheme is, how colleagues may benefit from it, and how to join the scheme as a mentor, or a mentee or both! 
  • Read more about Manchester Gold.
  • Book your place

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 1pm - 2pm: Applying for a University of Manchester Teaching Excellence Award 

  • Patricia Clift Martin/Emma Sanders, Institute for Teaching and Learning
  • With contributions and insights from some of SALC's former award winners - Guyda Armstrong, Hannah Cobb, Jerome de Groot, Daniel Langton, and Holly Morse.
  • You can read more about the Teaching Excellence Award Scheme here.
  • Book your place

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 12pm - 2pm: Pomodoro writing session 1 

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 1pm - 3pm: Pomodoro writing session 2

  • These two sessions provide a space for colleagues to come together and carve out a fixed amount of time to write. This could be on things previous TIC sessions have covered, such as your LEAP application for HEA Fellowship, on an application for a teaching excellence award, or on your pedagogic research. Alternatively, you are welcome to use the space to write something else entirely unrelated to teaching development – it’s up to you!
  • The sessions will follow a Pomodoro approach, alternating working for 25 minutes, with 5 minute breaks, over the duration of the session. In the breaks there will be the opportunity to chat, to share what you are doing, and to connect with others.
  • You are welcome to attend both or either session - whatever suits you best.
  • These sessions will not be recorded.
  • 27th April - Book your place
  • 18th May - Book your place

Previous Sessions in 2021/22

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 12pm - 1pm: Piazza Discussion Boards in Humanities – Why Bother?

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 12pm - 1pm: Paper based discussion session: Doing Pedagogic Research (this session was not recorded)

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 12pm - 1pm: Paper based discussion session: Higher Education and Hope (this session was not recorded)

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 2pm - 3pm: Active Language Learning with Voicethread 

  • Sandra Torres (Spanish, SALC) & Olesya Shipova (eLearning, Humanities)
  • *Special joint session with the Faculty of Humanities Teaching Online seminar series*. You can read more about the Faculty Teaching Online Seminar Series here.
  • This workshop exemplified how VoiceThread can be used to engage students in active language learning during asynchronous teaching. VoiceThread was used to present content, develop communicative skills using interactive tasks and to provide formative feedback. Some examples of the types of tasks developed and the kind of interaction between students and the tutor were provided. Feedback from students, advantages, limitations, and tips were also presented. 

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 1pm - 2pm: Paper based discussion session: Compassion and Kindness (this session was not recorded)