The podcast series shines a light on key aspects of pedagogy, breaking down what the key aspects of pedagogy are and how these can be realised in current practice, whether that be online delivery, face to face delivery, or a mixture of both.

A conversational format with professionals from the FE and college sector across the UK, sharing their views, experiences and insights across different elements of pedagogy, what it means to them and how they can be integrated within daily practice.

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Recent Podasts:

Now Online!  Released on: Wednesday 20 January 2021
Topic Retrieval Practice
Guest Micky Riddell, Head of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Description Within this podcast, the topic of retrieval practice is discussed and examined. We look at what is meant by the term retrieval practice, how it links with our short and long term memory, the forgetting curve and how all of this information is relevant to lecturers working with students, in both a face to face and online world. The conversation culminates in a range of strategies that can be used with learners to practice retrieving information.
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Online Now Released on: Wednesday 27 January 2021
Topic Building Effective Relationships
Guest Marc Steutel, Lead Assistant Coach GB Basketball, Curriculum Leader HE Sport
Description Within this podcast, we discuss all aspects relating to the building of effective relationships, especially throughout the pandemic. Relationships are vital from lecturer > lecturer, lecturer > student and student > student and the discussion explores different components which contribute to the effective building of relationships, given the current circumstances.
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Online Now
Released on: Wednesday 3 February 2021
Topic Assessment and Feedback
Guest Susannah Wilson, Curriculum Lead: National Programmes, Argyll College UHI
Description In Episode three with Susannah Wilson, Curriculum Lead: National Programmes at Argyll College UHI, we discuss assessment and feedback, with a clear focus on the purpose of making the feedback process impactful for students. Touching upon different aspects of recent research, the discussion focuses on the importance of the feedback process, ensuring there is sufficient time set aside for students to review feedback and make tangible changes to their practice.
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Transcript Download Pedagogy Matters – Episode 3 Transcript here
Online Now
Released on: Wednesday 10 February 2021
Topic Teaching as Social Action
Guest Jon Ridley, Vice-Principal and Executive Director of Higher Education, Newcastle College Group
Description In Episode 4 with Jon Ridley, Vice-Principal of Newcastle College, and Executive Director of Higher Education, NCG, we discuss the topic of teaching as social action vs. teaching as a transaction. The discussion focuses on some of the challenges faced when teaching online, underpinned by current research, along with suggestions for colleagues to consider. The episode also covers the range of ‘opportunities’ that have been presented to the sector to take this forward in future curriculum design.
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Transcript Download Pedagogy Matters – Episode 4 Transcript here
Online Now
Released on: Wednesday 17 February 2021
Topic Mentoring and how it can be used all aspects of education.
Guest Dr Gary Husband, University of Stirling, Lecturer in Professional Education and Leadership
Description In this episode, Dr Gary Husband, lecturer at the University of Stirling, talks about his research in mentoring, including fundamental principles applied in formal and informal settings. The discussion provides an insight into practices across the sector and tips/advice on ensuring that mentoring is effectively utilised.
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Transcript Download Pedagogy Matters – Episode 5 Transcript here

Upcoming Podcasts:

Release Date
Wednesday 3 March 2021
Topic Dual Coding – what is it all about?
Guest Oliver Cavigliol, Author, Dual Coding with teachers
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Wednesday 10 March 2021
Topic Action Research – what is it and how do I get involved  
Guest Christine Calder, Academic Development Lead, Dundee and Angus College
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Topic Having difficult conversations 
Guest Sam Messam, Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching – University of Lincoln
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Topic The power of perspective – making every interaction count
Guest Ed Hal, Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching, University of Northumbria

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