Author Archives: tonyjreeves

Assistive technology in context #1 – dyslexia and dyspraxia

Ray Martin explains how assistive technology might help a dyslexic and dyspraxic student. Jonah is one of your ‘best’ students: wonderfully creative work that is rich in humour and considerable understanding of a variety of texts. He hands in his … Continue reading

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Planning for teaching online

Before you teach Creating your teaching materials consider pre-recording short, weekly introductions as video or audio podcasts so students can access them when convenient (if you have at GTA, get them to help you create, edit and upload these) include … Continue reading

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Dealing with bullying and harassment

‘Alarming levels of bullying and harassment … exist in the higher education (HE) sector.’ (Unison, 2013:8) Equality Act 2010 Under the Act, the following nine characteristics are protected from discrimination at work and in society generally: Age Disability Gender reassignment … Continue reading

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#creativeHEjam Monday 15 June

Originally posted on #creativeHE:
Virtually (Im)possible: Creative Ideas for Online Socialisation Activities for Induction Hello everybody, Thank you for joining us for this #creativeHE jam activity which will run across Monday 15th June -? from 09.00 until 17.00 BST. Today’s…

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PGCert online exhibition 2020

Welcome to the 2nd online exhibition of UCA’s PGCert in Creative Education!       It is always difficult to give people a sense of what it is like to study on UCA’s PGCert. Our annual online exhibition is an attempt … Continue reading

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Mental health – supporting colleagues and students

Now that the disruption of the last few weeks is beginning to settle down, we are faced with a long period of isolation. During this time, it is incredibly important to focus on mental health – our own, and that … Continue reading

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Inclusive assessment example 3: sensitive to criticism

Lynn Winfield is a very sensitive student who has a history of reacting badly to criticism. The last time she was given a low mark there was a temper tantrum, tears and threats of filing a complaint. For the current … Continue reading

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Inclusive assessment example 2: low confidence

Tracey Dillon really lacks confidence and this prevents her taking risks. The trouble is, you’ve found that if you tell her this it only makes her even less confident and more reluctant to take the kind of risks which she … Continue reading

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Writing aims, learning outcomes, and assessment criteria

Curriculum design expert Nicholas Houghton explains how to approach writing these core aspects of a curriculum. Writing aims, learning outcome and assessment criteria can seem onerous. However, it’s well worth spending time to get them as you want them. Once … Continue reading

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Inclusive assessment example 1: varying effort

Ray Martin shows how to interpret an assessment issue from an inclusive perspective. Marek Wirksa has established a pattern. When he achieves a good mark, the next time he slacks right off and produces weak work and when he achieves … Continue reading

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