Author Archives: Dr Ross Espinoza

About Dr Ross Espinoza

Dr Rossana Espinoza is an Online Learning Content Developer at the Centre of Academic Practice Enhancement at Middlesex University, helping staff with active practice based learning, collaborative learning classrooms or social media.  She supports the Staff Development Forum as Communications Officer since November 2016 on a pro bono basis. She is passionate about Education and technology (please note the capital E and lower case t!). (@DrRossEspinoza)

#LTHEchat 147 The Hidden Curriculum with @scholastic_rat

The ‘Hidden Curriculum’ refers to the tacit, unintended, unacknowledged lessons that are passed on alongside the formal curriculum. Education acts as a form of socialisation after all, and alongside the subject matter, we also implicitly inculcate norms, values and beliefs … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 146 Teaching Excellence: the drivers and barriers from a practitioner perspective with @cwaterhouse_e

When defining teaching excellence I can only talk about an institution-specific culture, and what it looks like at my institution, Harper Adams. Here it’s based on interactiveness, where colleagues are really engaging with students and thinking outside the box in … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 144 Celebrating Failure with @NomadWarMachine and @DrAnnBingham

Failure is often a dirty word in education: it’s associated with a loss of credit for students, work needing to be redone, resits, being held back. For staff it is associated with lack of promotion, awkward conversations in yearly performance … Continue reading

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