“Your keynote was inspirational” “Brilliant presentation. I really loved it!” “Both my colleague and I thought it was the best keynote we had heard in a long time!” Delegates at HE Academy Equity Conference Keynote, 28 January 2010
“I have seen Mick present many times, he just gets better and better” Carolin Kreber (Edinburgh) following session on linking research and teaching, 3 June 2010
“Best staff development event I have been to in 35 years” Delegate at University of Winchester workshop, 15 October 2009
“Thank you for excellent leadership prior to and during the Student as Scholar workshops here. We have had very positive feedback on the events this week. You have established yourself with UPEI as a good colleague, an excellent leader, and a person with positive energy and vision for transforming undergraduate education.” University of Prince Edward Island, 25 April 2012
“Mick Healey is one of the most engaging faculty professional development leaders I have encountered.” Beth Ambos, Chief Executive, Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington DC, 19 October 2013
“Have some fresh new ideas that can enhance my teaching.” “Really well-run – good dynamics.” Coventry University delegates at workshop on ‘Undertaking Research on Teaching and Learning: Reflections on developing the scholarship of teaching and learning’ run jointly by Mick and Ruth Healey, 4 July 2016
“Really fascinating workshop; refreshing and interesting.” “A great workshop it was really interesting and inspiring.” Cardiff University delegates at workshops on ‘Students as Partners and Change Agents’ run jointly by Mick and Ruth Healey, 6 July 2016
We are happy to offer workshops on a wide variety of topics including:
- Linking discipline-based research and teaching to benefit student learning
- Engaging students in research and inquiry
- Designing inquiry-based learning activities
- Rethinking final year projects and dissertations
- Institutional strategies to engage students in research and inquiry
- Developing research-based curricula in college-based higher education
- Encouraging active learning
- Developing independent and autonomous learning
- Developing an inclusive curriculum for all our students
- Reflections on developing the scholarship of teaching and learning
- Students as change agents
- Students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education
- Bringing about change in teaching and learning
- Refreshing and renewing the curriculum
- Celebrating, sharing and learning about interesting teaching, learning and assessment practices: A Swap Shop
The detail is flexible to try to meet the interests of the audience and the time available. Generally the workshops are designed to last from 1.5 to 3 hours – the longer the time available the greater the opportunity for interactivity and discussion. Shorter versions are, however, possible and it is possible to run one workshop in the morning and another in the afternoon.
Alternatively, or in addition, you may find informal discussions with particular groups of staff about issues they face in trying to enhance teaching and learning, bid for project funding, undertake pedagogic research, develop the scholarship of teaching and learning, or similar topics more appropriate. I also have extensive experience of facilitating groups planning to bring about change in teaching and learning in their department or institution.
Wherever possible undergraduate and postgraduate students are encouraged to participate in the workshops alongside academics and learning support staff.
The quotes included in the website are, of course, a selection of only the most positive comments received. Suffice to say that at least these participants enjoyed the workshops!