ARU Blogs — Dr Adam Longcroft

Dr Adam Longcroft
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Hi. My name is Dr Adam Longcroft, Deputy Head of Anglia Learning & Teaching. I’m passionate about great teaching, but didn’t set out to become a higher education teacher. Actually, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life until I started teaching courses on historic buildings to members of the Worker Educational Association (WEA) in Norwich back in 1993. I subsequently spent 20 years teaching undergraduate and masters students at UEA, and championed innovations in teaching as Academic Director of Taught Programmes for five years. My leadership of learning and teaching resulted in the award of a National Teaching Fellowship and being recognised as a Principal Fellow of the HEA. My aim is to share my own passion for teaching and some of the insights I’ve managed to gain with my colleagues. I’m a keen walker so spending time in the English Lake District is my idea of heaven, and I sometimes play bass guitar (very badly indeed) to mellow-out.

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8 November 2017

At this busy time of year, be kind to yourself, learn more about your university and engage with continuing professional development – your students will benefit. Read more…

16 October 2017

It’s worth reflecting on how many of our colleagues ended up involved in this rather strange world of higher education teaching, since teaching may not, in reality, have been the thing that motivated many to work in the sector. Read more…

5 October 2017

Imagine you’re a manager in a large manufacturing company that builds highly sophisticated electronic control terminals for Network Rail. You’re on a staff recruitment panel and are looking to recruit a recent graduate who can lead a small team of software engineers. How do you differentiate? Read more…

2 October 2017

As lecturers, we tend to think first of what we want to teach. This is an entirely natural response if we view ourselves primarily as subject specialists. Given the task of developing a module on, say, the development of medieval domestic architecture… Read more…

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