Pedagogy Matters Podcast Series

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 Podcasts:

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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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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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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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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Released on: Wednesday 3 March 2021
Topic Dual Coding – what is it all about?
Guest Oliver Cavigliol, Author, Dual Coding with teachers
Description In this episode, we speak to Oli Cavigliol, former headteacher and author of a number of books on visual teaching strategies including Dual Coding with teachers. The discussion focusses heavily around the concept of Dual Coding, what it is, how it can be used within teaching practice and the fundamental principles that Oli believes are key to ensure that it is effectively applied.
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Released on: 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
Description In this episode, we are joined by Christine Calder, Academic Development Lead at Dundee and Angus College. We discuss the topic of Action Research: what it is, what the benefits are to lecturers (both participating and reading) and most importantly, how it can be done. Christine also shares the great work that CAIRN (College Action Inquiry Research Network) is doing and how listeners can find out more about the publication released at the end of February.
Visit the CAIRN Journal website here.

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Transcript Pedagogy Matters – Episode 7 Transcript
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Released Date: Wednesday 17 March 2021
Topic Having difficult conversations 
Guest Sam Messam, Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching – University of Lincoln
Description In this episode, we speak to Sam Messam, Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at the University of Lincoln. The focus of the discussion is on how to have difficult conversations. We explore the fundamental principles to consider when having difficult conversations whether it be manager > lecturer, lecturer > lecturer or lecturer > student. Sam provides an array of top tips for listeners to reflect on and implement into future conversations.
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Transcript Pedagogy Matters – Episode 8 Transcript
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Released on: Wednesday 24 March 2021
Topic The power of perspective – making every interaction count
Guest Dr. Edward Hal, Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching, University of Northumbria
Description In this episode, we speak to Dr. Edward Hall, Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at Northumbria University. Ed shares some of the outcomes from his extensive work in coach education, elements of which are transferrable to teaching practice. Key bits of nourishment focus on principles that underpin effective reflections, approaching meetings/relationships as ‘interactions’ and the importance of making each of those interactions count.
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Transcript Pedagogy Matters – Episode 9 Transcript
Online Now Wednesday 5 May 2021
Topic Pedagogy Matters with Keith Smyth – Blended Learning
Guest Keith Smyth, Professor of Pedagogy, UHI
Description In this podcast, we speak to Keith Smyth, Professor of Pedagogy at the University of the Highlands and Islands. The topic of blended/hybrid learning is discussed, drawing upon the extensive knowledge and experience of Keith and his team across the UHI network. Keith shares views on the fundamental principles of blended/hybrid delivery, using a wide range of examples from pre-COVID delivery as well as how the last 14 months has affected delivery plans and methods. A very insightful conversation on a topic which is being discussed in every college across the UK at this point in time.
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Transcript Pedagogy Matters – Episode 10 Transcript
Online Now Wednesday 12 May 2021
Topic Pedagogy Matters with David Gourley – Creative and Engaging Learning Experiences
Guest David Gourley, Head of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Perth College UHI
Description In this podcast, we speak to David Gourley, Head of Learning and Teaching Enhancement at Perth College. The topic of discussion focusses around providing creative and engaging learning experiences in a post COVID era. David shares views on what this means in practice, the impact that this can have on students, and a range of considerations for lecturers when developing approaches in this area.
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Transcript Pedagogy Matters – Episode 11 Transcript

Pedagogy Matters Videos:

As part of the #PedagogyMatters series, we are delighted to offer the following sketchnotes which explores key areas of peadgogy including; Behaviour Management, Modelling, Cognitive Load, Assessment for Learning and Questioning.

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