Academic Literacy

Published:

26-05-2022

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Academic Literacy

Blackout poetry and playful reading This #Take5 blog explores and illustrates the power and potential of blackout poetry and is a thing of real beauty. Just have a look at the amazing way Aimee Merrydew uses it to enhance reading and writing across her literature programme – and pause and think about how to adapt this to...

Aimee Merrydew

Published:

28-02-2022

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Study Skills, Academic Literacy

In this blog post, we will be sharing the results of our research into student preferences around one-to-one academic writing appointments post-pandemic. The Writing@Liverpool scheme was launched in 2019, with all appointments taking place in-person in the university library. All the writing tutors are current PhD students at the university and are able to offer...

Feedback

Published:

24-02-2022

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Research, Academic Literacy

This #Take5 post is brought to you from Ed Bickle from the LDU at Bournemouth University and Ralitsa Kantcheva, a Study Skills Adviser at Bangor University. They are reflecting on their involvement in one of ALDinHE’s CoP (Community of Practice  – see https://aldinhe.ac.uk/networking/communities-of-practice/): The Research CoP. The Research CoP is a group of LDers on diverse...

Cartoon Man Woman Put Letters on Book Pages

Published:

30-07-2020

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Academic Literacy, Study Skills

This #Take5 is brought to you from Dr Chris Little. Chris is a Learning Developer and Teaching Fellow in Keele University’s Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence and serves on the editorial board of Innovative Practice in Higher Education. Chris writes about the journal - with a special focus on their new poster section. Publish...

Dashboard of charts

Published:

25-06-2020

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Academic Literacy

This #Take5 post if brought to you by Carina Buckley, Debbie Holley and Sandra Sinfield. It is their take on a conversation held at Solent - and digitally across the nation - focussing on the possibilities of teaching academic literacies online. The authors have re-visited their initial recollections, to bring the discussion more up to...

Teaching academic literacies online

Published:

28-05-2020

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Academic Literacy

Reflections of a journal editor.   The Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) is  ALDinHE's flagship publication - and as we near the end of the brilliant LD@3 which has replaced #aldcon this year we wanted to bring you news of JLDHE and the way it is changing. This blog post is brought...

John Hilsdon, JLDHE founder and Alicja

Published:

20-06-2019

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Academic Literacy, Study Skills

This #Take5 post is a follow up to all the fruitful discussions recently held on the LDHEN list about the 12-steps of the narrative - and the different ways that they can help us to conceptualise writing - and how we might use that in our work with students. This very practical and instantly useful...

Hero's Journey

Published:

21-03-2018

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Academic Literacy, Education, Study Skills

This #Take5 blogpost has been produced by Dr. Tiffany Chiu and Dr. Olga Rodríguez Falcón This project was conducted at UEL 2017, where we intended to address a growing concern over student transferable academic skills for employability in higher education. It aimed to implement and evaluate a dialogic approach to embedding academic literacy skills into...

Argument exercise

Published:

15-01-2018

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Academic Literacy, Study Skills

The what, why and how of the RLF Consultant Fellowship Scheme By Cath Senker, RLF Consultant Fellow Place ‘professional writers in higher education institutions to offer writing support to all students.’[1] This is the inspired idea behind the Royal Literary Fund Fellowship scheme, which has been sending authors into universities since 1999 to offer one-to-one...

Cath Senker Uni of Sussex workshop_small

Published:

05-07-2017

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Academic Literacy, Study Skills

The Thesis Boot Camp Thank you to Heather Campbell for this #Take5 post Take twenty-six PhD students, keep them in a room for 24 hours over a weekend, feed them, water them, motivate them and encourage them, and what happens? They write. In fact, collectively they write over 200,000 words towards their theses. Here at...

Lego blocks

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