You're spot on with your source, Steve ... that is undoubtedly a David Baume saying 😉.


On 17 May 2017 4:34 pm, "SteveO" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi Sam and many thanks for boldly taking this forward.

For myself, I think it was David Baume who summed up a session he was leading with

"Students learn better when they do stuff!"

Many apologies David it was not you

I would take the hour to introduce active learning and ask participants what they would get students to do; why and how it might be assessed

All best


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On 17 May 2017 at 10:33:15 +01:00, Ellis, Sam <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hello colleagues,


Last week I was at the SEDA spring conference in Manchester. I attended Pam Parker’s thought-provoking session on conceptualising ‘teaching excellence’, during which I shared the following vignette:


“We’re about to make some structural changes to our PgC LTHE. I was chatting about this to a colleague [a lecturer in broadcast journalism], who said to me, ‘Imagine that instead of being eighteen months long, you needed to deliver your whole programme in one hour. What topics would you teach? What would be on your syllabus?’ I sat and thought about this for about ten minutes, before replying that I would spend half an hour on x and half an hour on y.”


I thought that this was a useful question. Now, I’m not going to reveal my x and y to you, because after the session Steve Outram suggested that I put the same question to the whole community, and then offer a write-up of your responses to Educational Developments.


An excellent idea! Here, then, is a one-question survey which invites you to share the topics you would place on the syllabus of a one-hour PGCAP. I look forward to reading your responses (for which thanks in advance).


All best,




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