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Talking Learning and Teaching

Talking Learning and Teaching

By Kevin L. Merry
Welcome to Talking Learning and Teaching, a new Podcast all about learning and teaching in Higher Education. During each episode, we will be speaking to a teacher about a different topic related to learning and teaching in UK Higher Education. Whether it's practical ideas that can be used to support student learning, sharing of perspectives on key topics, or insights into future developments, there is something here for everyone with a passion for learning and teaching.
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Episode 7: Playful Learning with Julia Reeve

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Episode 8: The Journey with Leisa Nichols-Drew
In this episode DMU Teacher Fellow, National Teaching Fellow, CATE Award winner and Churchill Fellow, Leisa Nichols-Drew shares her fascinating journey as a teacher in Higher Education. Leisa discusses how her journey to teaching excellence began, discusses her most important influences and advice, and tells us about the things that inspire her as a teacher. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in learning and teaching in Higher Education. 
December 21, 2021
Episode 7: Playful Learning with Julia Reeve
In this episode, DMU Teacher Fellow and National Teaching Fellow Julia Reeve discusses the emergence of her playful learning approach. Specifically, Julia discusses some of the key influences and drivers behind her approach, addresses the key benefits for staff and students, and provides some excellent practical hints, tips and advice on taking a more playful approach to learning and teaching. 
November 25, 2021
Episode 6: UDL and Technology with Steve Nordmark
In this episode, Steve Nordmark from the Centre for Special Assistive Technology (CAST) discusses the place of technology when applying UDL. Specifically, Steve discusses the importance of technology to UDL and takes us into the future by sharing his thoughts on the future of educational technology and UDL. 
November 24, 2021
Episode 5: Sustainable Development with Andrew Reeves
In this episode, DMU Teacher Fellow Andrew Reeves talks to us about Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Specifically, Andrew explores the importance of ESD in modern Higher Education, and the potential benefits for students, staff and the wider community.  Transcription 
November 24, 2021
Episode 4: UDL and Teacher Education with Eric Moore
In this fascinating episode, we speak to the Director of Learning Technology for the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Dr Eric J Moore about UDL and its place within Teacher Education. Eric discusses the challenges of getting teachers onboard with UDL, as well as providing some excellent insights into how we can support teachers with UDL in relation to issues such as instructional design, assessment and technology. This is a must for educational developers and anyone with an interest in UDL. 
November 05, 2021
Episode 3: Wellbeing with Nicola Ward
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, and DMU Teacher Fellow Nicola Ward gives a fascinating insight into how wellbeing can be embedded into the curriculum. Specifically, Nicola discusses the involvement of academic staff in student wellbeing, the benefits of embedding wellbeing in the curriculum, and provides some great hints, tips and pointers on on how to embed wellbeing if you're just starting out. This show is a must for anyone supporting student learning in HE today. 
November 03, 2021
Episode 2: Inclusive Practice with Angela O'Sullivan
In this episode, Professor Angela O'Sullivan discusses the importance of inclusive learning and teaching practices, as well as discussing her own journey to becoming an inclusive practitioner. Angela is a National Teaching Fellow, successful Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence team leader and Principal Fellow of Advance HE, as well as being a Professor of inclusive practice. Hence, Angela's experience and expertise with inclusive practice is beyond compare, and as such, this episode is a must for anyone wishing to better implement inclusive learning and teaching practices.
October 18, 2021
Episode 1: UDL with Kevin Merry
In this episode, our first episode, we talk to Dr Kevin Merry about Universal Design for Learning. Kevin is the lead for Academic Professional Development at De Montfort University and has become known for his work on Universal Design for Learning.  In this episode, Kevin provides some fascinating insights into how UDL can be applied as part of a broader approach, which includes mixing the UDL principles with existing pedagogic ideas.
April 16, 2021