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Episode 2 of Treasure Island Pedagogies

28 Oct 2020 | Advance HE In a series of podcasts for the University of Liverpool, Dr Tunde Varga-Atkins asks lecturers to discuss the transition to remote teaching and the pedagogies that lecturers will find most useful in the socially distant society we now live in.

In homage to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’, Tunde’s four invited lecturers identify a teaching prop or pedagogy to take to their Treasure Islands, for the cherished face to face contact time with students on campus, together with a luxury item for a bit of downtime from teaching. 

In this episode, Dr Kathryn Fox, Dr Helen Vaughan, Dr James Cooper and Dr Matthew Fitzjohn share their lightbulb moments, including getting students to ‘take’ feedback, the importance of reflection, using play for conceptual understanding with Lego and ways of engaging environmental science students with hydrology. We also hear how the coronavirus pandemic has encouraged creativity when preparing for Hybrid Active Learning and socially distanced teaching.

Listen to the podcast below.

Episode 1 of the podcast can be found here along with podcasts from a previous podcast series From The Beatles to Beefheart.

These podcast were originally posted here on the University of Liverpool website.

Dr Tünde Varga-Atkins (@tundeva) is a Senior Educational Developer at the Centre for Innovation in Education, University of Liverpool. Tünde supports programmes with curriculum design, with a specialism in digital education. Her doctoral thesis was a case study of disciplinary digital capabilities. In addition, her research areas encompass curriculum evaluation, digital innovation, assessment and feedback, and more recently, artificial intelligence in education, and organisational learning. As the current Chair of ALT ELESIG, a special interest group aimed at building capacity of practitioners, Tünde is passionate about student evaluation and pedagogic research and a keen promoter of inter-disciplinary dialogue and sharing practice.

Chris Loxham is a Content Developer of the Digital Resource Team at the Centre for Innovation in Education, University of Liverpool and helped develop the podcasts.


As we move to implementing hybrid or digital teaching, we ask what the implications are for the future for inclusive assessment and feedback approaches? Continue the conversation by submitting a paper for the Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 before 22 January.


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