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Tierney, A. (2016). The Role of SoTL in Classroom Innovation. In Conference Proceedings 2015
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is being promoted as an activity for teaching-focused academics in the UK. However, support for SoTL is not a priority for most...
Tierney, A. & Barkess, G. (2015). Transition to Research: experiencing new paradigms.
The transition from undergraduate study to postgraduate research is a difficult one for students to negotiate. Similarly, the transition from disciplinary researcher to pedago...
Tierney, A. (in press). Threshold Concepts in Academic Practice: Engagement with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Practice and evidence of the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education. 12(2)
This paper investigates the existence and nature of threshold concepts as experienced by a group of twenty-one teaching-focused academics, from life science departments in UK ...
Society for Research into Higher Education
Teaching-focused academics in UK Life Science departments may experience anxiety about their continued ability to teach undergraduates at Honours level, and postgraduates at Masters and doctoral level...
03 April 2017
03 April 2017
One day event sponsored by the Society for Experimental Biology, held at Edinburgh Napier Sighthill campus.
Join us for a day of presentations and discussion of student-...
Tierney, A. (2015). Communities of practice in Life Sciences and the need for brokering. doi:10.12688/f1000research.7695.1
Etienne Wenger’s work on communities of practice is influential in teaching and learning in higher education. A core work of many postgraduate certificate in teaching and lear...
Tatner, M. & Tierney, A. (2015). An Extended, Problem-Based Learning Laboratory Exercise on the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases Suitable for Large Level 1 Undergraduate Biology classes. Journal of Biological Education. 50(1), 54-60. doi:10.1080/00219266.2014.1002520. ISSN 0021-9266
The development and evaluation of a two-week laboratory class, based on the diagnosis of human infectious diseases, is described. It can be easily scaled up or down, to suit c...
Gartland, K. M. A., Perkins, J., Shearer, M. C., Tierney, A. & Wilson, J. J. (2013). ‘Novice Teachers’ Views of an Introductory Workshop about Teaching in the Biosciences. Bioscience Education. 21, 42-53. ISSN 1479-7860
Seven regional networking events, aimed at supporting and developing ‘early stage’ novice university bioscience teachers were held across the UK. These workshops allowed 230 p...
Gunn, V., Fischbacher-Smith, M., Jenkins, A., Stack, N., Tierney, A., Friel, N. & Owen, C. (2014). Recognising teacher excellence at the University of Glasgow. Glasgow: University of Glasgow