Richard Bale

Teaching with confidence
Imperial College London, UK

Richard is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Educational Development in the Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship (CHERS) in the Educational Development Unit at Imperial College London, UK. Before moving to Imperial, Richard was Head of Modern Languages and Lecturer in Higher Education at Brunel University London. He has also previously worked as a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, and he has taught German, translation and interpreting at the University of Surrey and German Linguistics at the University of Kent. Richard holds a PhD in corpus-based interpreter education as well as a Masters (MEd) in University Learning and Teaching, a PGCE in Modern Languages, a BSc (Hons) in Linguistic and International Studies, and he is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Richard is the author of Teaching with Confidence in Higher Education: Applying Strategies from the Performing Arts, which explores how teachers can apply skills and techniques from performance to increase their confidence as teachers.

Richard’s book Teaching with Confidence in Higher Education: Applying Strategies from the Performing Arts was published in 2020.

Develop your teaching with Richard Bale
Managing Stage Fright and Anxiety
Managing Stage Fright and Anxiety
by Richard Bale
Teaching can sometimes feel like performing, which can bring with it stage fright and anxiety. Feeling nervous is perfectly natural and can help us perform, if managed. 
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Using Improvisation in Teaching
Using Improvisation in Teaching
by Richard Bale
Teaching is generally a planned activity but there are always moments where things go awry. Improvisation techniques can help us feel prepared for the unprepared and help students to engage more actively and collaboratively in the learning process. 
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