Study Skills

Published:

25-03-2021

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Study Skills

This #Take5 post is brought to you from Kendall Richards and Nick Pilcher of Edinburgh Napier University – who presented on this topic at the fabulous ScotHELD Winter 2021 Conference. Who we are – and why we wrote this blog We are Kendall Richards and Nick Pilcher. We are lecturers at Edinburgh Napier University. Kendall is in...

Picture of Tinkerbell

Published:

12-03-2021

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Playful and Creative Learning, Study Skills, Technology Enhanced Learning

Puzzling the pieces This #Take5 is brought to you from Katharine Stapleford who has solved this year’s Covid-19 problem - how to get students working (and reading) collaboratively when studying online and at a distance. Here’s Katharine: Background I teach on the MA Digital Education programme at Leeds University. The programme is 100% online distance...

jigsaw puzzle illustration with four characters carrying the jigsaw

Published:

27-02-2021

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Events, Playful and Creative Learning, Study Skills, Technology Enhanced Learning

Date / Time: Thursday 18th February – 3pmLocation: Online via CollaboratePresenters: Arielle Redman, University of York Description:  Processing, understanding, and remembering information is often aided by combining images with text or keywords. These are the two essential ingredients of the majority of memes, which are, by definition, widely shared and enjoyed. Come prepared with a piece of research or...

The word Meme in magazine letters pinned to a cork notice board. Meme is used to describe a piece of information or an element of culture in various media.

Published:

22-10-2020

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Study Skills

“I was asked to deliver a ‘skills’ session to a group of second years. I went into the room - the students were dotted about in ones, occasionally twos. They all had their coats on. They did not know each other's names. These students had not arrived in that classroom. Arguably, they had not arrived...

Image from Education for Social Justice Framework – colourful hands raised.

Published:

30-07-2020

Categories:

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:

26-03-2020

Categories:

Research Methodologies and Data Collection, Study Skills, Technology Enhanced Learning

This #Take5 post is brought to you by Helen Hewertson … who works at a large post 92 UK University. She is the main person responsible for the day-to-day running of the foundation programme in Humanities and Social Science and is module leader for and teaches on all the core modules. There is a cohort...

Helen’s student’s drawing

Published:

30-01-2020

Categories:

Education, Study Skills

This month’s #Take5 blog is brought to you from Ian Johnson, Learning Development Tutor, University of Portsmouth. Ian discusses an interesting, dynamic reflective process that makes reflection move beyond performance to something useful and meaningful. Reflective Practice – ‘Surfing the Wave’ Teaching students how to reflect in writing can be a thorny issue for disciplinary...

Context dependence - Waves

Published:

31-10-2019

Categories:

Playful and Creative Learning, Study Skills

Stortelling in Learning Development This #Take5 blog post is brought to you by Anne-Kathrin Reck co-organiser of the recent ALDinHE one-day regional symposium at the University of Portsmouth: ‘Storytelling in Learning Development’ (September 12th 2019). This turned out to be a day filled with fun, informative and participatory sessions, covering presentations, workshops, show & tells...

Rare Books storytelling

Published:

26-09-2019

Categories:

Study Skills, Widening Participation

Happy new academic year! #Take5 is back and ready to go. This year our hope is to bring you at least one post a month - and to kick us off we have a great post from Jennie Dettmer, one of the organisers of an inspirational event that took place between ALDinHE and SIGMA -...

Dettmer delegates in the room

Published:

20-06-2019

Categories:

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