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Creative Learning Activity Cards

Creative Learning Activity Cards are an interactive teaching and learning resource for students of creative subjects at Foundation, BA or MA level to help scaffold student academic skills. This evidence-based resource consists of 50 activity cards divided into five sections of ten cards on: • Planning• Research• Thinking• Writing• Wild Card (includes tips for overcoming writer’s block, anxiety and procrastination, and building motivation) The cards can be used as materials in both online and face-to-face facilitated seminars or workshops, as the basis for teaching in lectures or as an independent study resource for students.To print you can use PowerPoint option of choosing number of slides per page, e.g. 4 slides per A4 and cut them out. You could also choose single page and print the desired ones to full A4 so they can be used as A4 handouts. Another option could be using photo paper, e.g. 10x15cm and print them individually (select 'fill whole page' option via printer setting).

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Types of media: Worksheet, Slides, PowerPoint File, Interactive Learning Object

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Reading Camp Resources

This reading camp provides a space where students work on enhancing their academic reading skills. It enables students to develop strategies for approaching academic reading through the use of structured reading activities. To fully benefit from the support available, students are required to bring two articles that they will read for their undergraduate dissertation or final year project. By the end of the camp, students will gain a better understanding of how to effectively approach and use their academic reading for their dissertation or final year project.

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Types of media: Worksheet, Lesson Plan, PowerPoint File

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The CDE Presentation Model

A website hosting a number a number of staff and student resources to support the development of oral communication

Activity time: Variable

Types of media: Webpage

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Microsoft Excel – Creating a Chart

To be able to create a chart in Microsoft Excel 2010

Activity time: 10 Minutes

Types of media: Worksheet, Handout/s, Helpsheet

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Evaluating a source

To be able to critically evaluate sources.

Activity time: 10 Minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet

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CVs, Covering Letters and Personal Statements Proofreading Checklist for SPAG

To increase awareness of common spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) errors that are made in CVs, covering letters and personal statements.

Activity time: 10 Minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet

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Advanced referencing exercises

Set of 3 short exercises, complete with answers and tutor comments. Provides a set of scenarios and challenges students to give the correct referencing protocol in each situation.

Activity time: 20 minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word Document, Quiz

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Learning Agreement

This resource features introductory notes and sample template for a learning agreement and supports students to identify activities within their work which could demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcomes. The resource is designed to be used with part-time adult educators, graduate teaching assistants and those who support learning in HE to form a framework for the development of a portfolio for assessment.

Activity time: 45 Minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word Document

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Developing an Action Plan for Independent Learning

Worksheet to support students to outline an structured action plan for their studies. This resource provides a template to encourage students to be effective independent learners, able to identify: what they want to learn; the best ways for them to learn what they want to learn; and how to demonstrate learning.

Activity time: 30 Minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word Document

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Listening Skills Audit

This short activity helps students assess their own listening skills. The audit can be completed either online or on paper

Activity time: 10 Minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Interactive Learning Object, Quiz

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Writing for Assignments E-library (Wrasse)

Students can browse examples of students work from a number of subject areas, and see comments from lecturers

Activity time: Variable

Types of media: Webpage

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Visual Learning website

A website hosting a number a number of staff and student resources to support the development of visual learning

Activity time: Variable

Types of media: Webpage

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Oral Communication website

A website hosting a number a number of staff and student resources to support the development of oral communication

Activity time: Variable

Types of media: Webpage

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Organise your report

A classroom activity in which the participant must rearrange a jumbled list of report sections. Includes two list examples.

Activity time: Unknown time

Types of media: Webpage

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Notemaker

An online resource on notemaking, including links to information on Linear, Pattern and Cornell notes. An easily navigable resource. Also features templates for the learner to experiment with note taking.

Activity time: Unknown time

Types of media: Webpage, Interactive Learning Object

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Essay writing pack

A downloadable workbook for students which can be tailored to different essay questions. The workbook structures enables the essay to be structured in an orderly way, allowing for the process to be learned as the assignment is completed.

Activity time: Varies

Types of media: Helpsheet, Word Document, Interactive Learning Object

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Free writing

A resource which would be particularly useful for staff teaching on a creative writing programme. Includes two structured writing exercises and information on free writing.

Activity time: Varies

Types of media: Webpage, Helpsheet, PowerPoint File

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Memory and exams

A series of PowerPoint slides on memory and revision techniques. It also includes suggestions for activities following on from the presentation.

Activity time: 20 Minutes

Types of media: Webpage, Slides, PowerPoint File

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Six steps to success

A presentation outlining a whole new approach to successful study. The six steps are:

S = Study Techniques and practices
O = Overview
C = Creativity
C = Communicate effectively
E = Emotions
R = Review, review, review

Also includes a booklet for students' reference, and some suggested activities to follow the presentation.

Activity time: 40 minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Slides, PowerPoint File, Word Document

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Making Group-work Work

An online video resource following a group of students through their group work project. It features ten episodes, each of which includes reflection and discussion points, and links to further information and activities. It can be used as part of a tutor-led session, or for students' independent learning.

Activity time: 2 Hours

Types of media: Interactive Learning Object, Flash Resource

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Analyse This!!!

A free online tutorial to help students develop their data analysis skills. The tutorial looks at quantitative and qualitative data analysis, with some practical examples and advice on effectively analysing data.

Activity time: 1 Hour

Types of media: Webpage, Interactive Learning Object

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Collect This!!!

A free online tutorial that will help you develop students' data collection skills. The tutorial looks at quantitative and qualitative data collection, with some practical examples and advice on effectively collecting data.

Activity time: 1 Hour

Types of media: Webpage, Interactive Learning Object

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How to start writing

An overview of some techniques to get started with writing after conducting research for an assignment. Includes information about planning, freewriting, structuring and writing paragraphs.Includes a worksheet for students to download and keep for reference.

Activity time: 30 minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Webpage, Helpsheet, Word Document

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Approaching the Question

This resource highlights the importance of fully considering an essay title and offers guidance on essay title interpretation. The resource suggests how identifying directive words, the topic area and limiting words may help students to organise and structure their essays effectively, and thus obtain higher grades.

Activity time: 20 Minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Webpage, Helpsheet

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What is academic writing?

This resource identifies the common key features of academic writing, such as formality, correct grammar and a logical structure, and how this may be different from other forms of writing.

Activity time: 20 Minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Webpage, Helpsheet

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The Assignment Survival Kit

This interactive learning resource provides a step-by-step breakdown of the separate tasks and planning involved within the completion of an assignment. Indications of deadlines for each task, such as initially understanding the question and locating research material, are offered in order to help simplify the workload.

Activity time: 20 Minutes

Types of media: Webpage, Interactive Learning Object

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Planning timetables and schedules

This resource details guidance for students on how to compose weekly, termly and project timetables. The resource provides further tools, with a particular focus on being realistic whilst flexible with any time available.

Activity time: 40 minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Webpage, Helpsheet, Word Document, Interactive Learning Object

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Where does the time go?

This page includes further resources on handling information and research as well as effective time management and allocation.

Activity time: 30 Minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Webpage, Helpsheet, Interactive Learning Object

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