Opening Education and Teaching in Public

The university’s sixth Teaching and Learning Symposium was held today and it was an opportunity to run an elective on the Chemistry.FM project. As well as offering an introduction to the project, I wanted to use the opportunity to begin to situate ‘Open Education’ in relation to ‘Teaching in Public’. Our original project bid discussed the themes which make up Teaching in Public and how it supports and builds on the efforts of the Open Education movement. Throughout our project, we aim to elaborate and demonstrate how our interests in Teaching in Public and Open Education are complementary and support the broader agenda of the university as laid out in the Teaching and Learning Strategy Implementation Plan.

The notes for my elective are on our wiki and lay out the main themes of Teaching in Public and the questions that the concept raises. As always, we welcome questions about any of this and are keen to discuss these ideas with a wider community of educators.