assessment

Setting video assignments in Blackboard

As a consequence of the unusual circumstances in which we find ourselves for the Summer 2020 exam season, it may be that you are considering setting an assignment for your students that involves video. This is often a good way to gauge students’ engagement with the content, and provides a useful method of assessing presentation skills. Continue reading →

Factsheet: Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Introduction

We should ensure that all our students have the opportunity to be successful on their programme, no matter what their background and educational needs. We need to bear this in mind when designing and delivering a course unit.
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Factsheet: Group Work

Introduction

Not only is our behaviour largely determined by social effects (we generally do what we think “most people who are important to us think that we should/should not do”) (Webb & Sheeran, 2006), but “one of the ways in which humans learn most efficiently and effectively is when learning is situated within the social context” (Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, 2012). Thus our motivation for learning and our efficiency in learning are largely dependent on social effects.
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Factsheet: How Students Learn

Introduction

A knowledge of the way students learn can help us design effective courses and help us to advise and guide our students. While the literature on this topic is vast, there are a few key pieces of experimental work that everyone who designs or changes courses should know, these are:
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