Welcome to the Academic Development & Student Learning blog

This blog comes to you from the department of Academic Development & Student Learning at Glasgow Caledonian University. We lead on professional development, digital learning development, and professional recognition for all staff who teach. We’ll be updating on issues in learning and teaching, national news and trends, key achievements for the team, and other things …

Knowing me, knowing you… ‘aha’! Knowing the value of assessments.

By Fiona Kennedy, Senior Lecturer in Academic Development, and Leona McQuaid, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and class of 2020 on the Postgrad Certificate in Academic Practice Image by fancycrave1 from Pixabay As teachers, we know all about assessments, don’t we? We’ve all designed, delivered and marked them. When it comes to creating assessments, we align them carefully with …

How to choose, and work with a mentor

A new page (page and videos created with the free tool Adobe spark) offering resources to support you to choose, approach, and get the most out of working with a mentor. These ideas are designed to be used outside of a programme structure, by anyone interested in finding themselves a mentor.

Talk, talk, talk. Using Professional Discussion as a summative assessment

By Dr Fiona Kennedy, Senior Lecturer in Academic Development and Fiona Cosgrove, Lecturer in the School of Health and Life Sciences. Image by Peggy_Marco from Pixabay “It’s good to talk.” (Throwback to a 90’s TV advert, but which one?! The answer is at the end of this blog post…)  In our current climate we are finding all sorts of …