The English group within UPLEGESS is committed to helping our teaching community share their knowledge and experience of teaching English in Business and Engineering schools. Through workshops, debates and discussions, we aim to build upon existing teaching techniques, share good practice, explore innovative teaching methods and pedagogies and discuss current issues at the heart of our activity: at the student level, the classroom level, the department level or the wider institutional or societal level.
Our aims and objectives:
- Share teaching and learning methods and pedagogies
- Exchange ideas and information
- Bring people together to network and pool resources
- Motivate people to improve teaching and learning skills
- Share stories and experiences, successes and failures
- Engage and inspire teachers and build a strong community of professionals
Our events place in a welcoming environment, with opportunities to not just learn, but meet new people and expand horizons.
We do this through activities based on themes and ideas decided on by the community, inviting anyone to share and collaborate, as well as convene with experts in the relevant fields.
2nd February 2019 : the morning event took place in TELECOM Paristech. More than 20 English teachers, representing 16 different schools, met to discuss the issue of feedback. The half-day event culminated in a hands-on workshop led by Colin Mackenzie from IMT Atlantique, which provided participants with entertaining and hands-on methods for gathering student feedback.
Feedback is at the heart of our teaching practice and it is a major part of what we do, sometimes without our students even noticing we are doing it. It can take on many forms, it can be formal or more informal: from traditional written comments at the end of an essay, to e-voting systems; from tutor-led to peer feedback. We will be exploring how new technologies can enhance the feedback we offer students.
Feedback will also be explored in a wider context: how useful can feedback actually be when our students’ main preoccupation seems to be their grades?
- Engaging students through feedback, Hélène Duranton and Elizabeth Tomacruz, SKEMA
- Student feedback – who cares? Brendan Keenan, ENTPE
- Feedback, go forward, Colin Mackenzie, IMT Atlantique
To get in touch with the English group, contact Hélène Duranton: firstname.lastname@example.org