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Talk for OER19
The Sipping Point:
Can openness start
with a cuppa?
Clare Gormley,
Dublin City University
This work by Clare Gormley is licensed under a Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Pauline McLynn plays ‘Mrs Doyle’. Photo courtesy of Hat Trick Productions.
DCU Glasnevin Campus
DCU St Patrick’s Campus
DCU All Hallows Campus
Sipping
Topics to date:
Photo by Dollar Gill on Unsplash
When good teaching plans go ‘bad’…
https://padlet.com/clare_gormley/talk
Some recent sessions of ‘The
Sipping Point’ at DCU
This work by Kat on Flickr is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Share Alike 2.0
Generic
• Most recent evaluation survey
June-Sept 2017
• 30% response rate from 108
participants contacted
Reason #1:
Contact with peers
Participants at Sipping Point Session on Outdoor
Learning, Jan 2019, led by Dr Orla Kelly
Reason #2:
Source of new ideas
Participants at Sipping Point Session on ‘Teaching
for the Realities of Student Life Today’, March 2019.
Led by Dr Donal Mulligan & Dr Claire Bohan
Reason #3:
Openness to try new things
“Hard to say what impact
exactly. I feel attending the
sessions helps develop a more
adventurous approach to
teaching, learning and
assessment. It makes me and
the team more likely to try
different types of strategies.”
“I'm interested in small tweaks. I
can't overhaul my assessment
and teaching methods for every
module on a regular basis. I'm
not even sure that would be a
good idea.”
Photo by Francisco Moreno on Unsplash
BUT…
Suggested Feedback for improvement:
More advance notice,
please
Provide abstracts and
summaries about talks
Allow more time for
discussion
Highlight free food!
Introduce bring-a-
buddy scheme
Promote more widely
within schools
My own observations:
Observation #1:
Allow time & get
management support
Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash
Observation #2:
It needs a facilitator/organiser
Photo by Maddi Bazzocco on Unsplash
Observation #3:
Think about sustainability
Some colleagues from DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit: Karen
Buckley, Dr Fiona O’Riordan & Suzanne Stone.
But is it leading to changes in teaching practice?
Photo: Gramercy Pictures; Courtesy Everett Collection
Always the ‘usual suspects’?
Twitter: @clare_gormley
Email: clare.gormley@dcu.ie

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The Sipping Point: Can openness start with a cuppa?

  • 1. Talk for OER19 The Sipping Point: Can openness start with a cuppa? Clare Gormley, Dublin City University This work by Clare Gormley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Pauline McLynn plays ‘Mrs Doyle’. Photo courtesy of Hat Trick Productions.
  • 2. DCU Glasnevin Campus DCU St Patrick’s Campus DCU All Hallows Campus
  • 5. Photo by Dollar Gill on Unsplash When good teaching plans go ‘bad’…
  • 7. Some recent sessions of ‘The Sipping Point’ at DCU
  • 8. This work by Kat on Flickr is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic • Most recent evaluation survey June-Sept 2017 • 30% response rate from 108 participants contacted
  • 9. Reason #1: Contact with peers Participants at Sipping Point Session on Outdoor Learning, Jan 2019, led by Dr Orla Kelly
  • 10. Reason #2: Source of new ideas Participants at Sipping Point Session on ‘Teaching for the Realities of Student Life Today’, March 2019. Led by Dr Donal Mulligan & Dr Claire Bohan
  • 11. Reason #3: Openness to try new things “Hard to say what impact exactly. I feel attending the sessions helps develop a more adventurous approach to teaching, learning and assessment. It makes me and the team more likely to try different types of strategies.”
  • 12. “I'm interested in small tweaks. I can't overhaul my assessment and teaching methods for every module on a regular basis. I'm not even sure that would be a good idea.” Photo by Francisco Moreno on Unsplash BUT…
  • 13. Suggested Feedback for improvement: More advance notice, please Provide abstracts and summaries about talks Allow more time for discussion Highlight free food! Introduce bring-a- buddy scheme Promote more widely within schools
  • 15. Observation #1: Allow time & get management support Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash
  • 16. Observation #2: It needs a facilitator/organiser Photo by Maddi Bazzocco on Unsplash
  • 17. Observation #3: Think about sustainability Some colleagues from DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit: Karen Buckley, Dr Fiona O’Riordan & Suzanne Stone.
  • 18. But is it leading to changes in teaching practice?
  • 19. Photo: Gramercy Pictures; Courtesy Everett Collection Always the ‘usual suspects’?