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22-02-2016

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Research Methodologies and Data Collection

Generating Research Conversation with "The Wheel" Terry Elliot, Western Kentucky University Writing Project, February 2016 I have a semester-long research "thing" that all of my students take part in. I call it a "thing" because it could range from a standard research paper (their default setting I fear) to an extended informational blog to ebooks...

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19-01-2016

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Assessment Feedback and Course Design

CREATING ACTIVE LEARNING IN EXAMS Inspired by October 30, 2015 iad4learnteach blog with permission from Simon Bates. In our last Take5 blog, we looked at what makes a great lecturer – this post explores what makes a great exam. Simon Bates is Senior Advisor for Teaching and Learning and Academic Director for CTLT at UBC Vancouver. He...

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27-10-2015

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Peer Assisted Learning and Mentoring

Sebastian Boo, a former LondonMet student, shares his current LSE-based research into student views of excellent teachers. Yes – they mention clarity, voice, passion and performance… BUT there is also great emphasis on CARE and KINDNESS… Have a read. Students’ views of excellent teachers Who were your best teachers or professors? I remember my primary...

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28-09-2015

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Education, Playful and Creative Learning

Welcome back to Take5 – the user-friendly staff development blog from CELT at London Metropolitan University. This autumn we are launching Take5 by joining in with Chrissi Nerantzi's open course: Creativity for Learning in HE. Like everybody else we are much too busy ... BUT if we don't make time for some creativity - then...

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05-05-2015

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Playful and Creative Learning

The digital age is predicated on the notion of student as producer (of knowledge) – as opposed to earlier education ages that appeared to position the student (only) as a consumer of knowledge. If helping your students to become digitally capable and proficient, why don’t you set students the challenge of making digital artefacts and/or...

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02-03-2015

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Assessment Feedback and Course Design

What do you do when designing a new course or developing a new assessment or assignment? How do you check that you are working with your own education philosophy rather than against it? How do you prevent yourself from trotting down the same old path, not challenging either yourself or your students? How do you...

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11-02-2015

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Learning Spaces and Learning Communities

In our last post we suggested that you had a look at Hybrid Pedagogy's #moocmooc on Critical Pedagogy. This week they are discussing the limitations of an education system totally geared to employment – and ask whether it is possible to create educational alternatives. This is what they say: MOOC MOOC: Critical Pedagogy is a...

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19-01-2015

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Learning Spaces and Learning Communities

In UKHE a significant aspect of the work of central Educational and Learning Developers is to help university staff develop their pedagogy and their curriculum practice. We work with staff to help them become educationalists – to teach and assess more effectively – and to develop their practice to tackle emerging changes in society, in...

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25-11-2014

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Academic Literacy, Study Skills

So - there we were W7 – and there they were, 63 first years, giving Poster Presentations to an audience of 70+ people. They had explored ‘learning spaces’ and constructed great arguments that referenced the reading (Thornburg and Giroux) and dazzled us with their Posters, their Prezis and their animations… It was thrilling How did...

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17-11-2014

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Playful and Creative Learning

The apocalypse is over – we struggle out of our bunkers into the forlorn landscape. All is dust, rubble, destruction – and we have been tasked with world building: What world would you build? How do you ensure everybody is housed, in good health and well fed? How will your world run? How will you...

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