Author Archives: tonyjreeves

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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Why you should care about Gert Biesta

Inclusive education specialist Ray Martin introduces the educational philosophy of Gert Biesta. ‘Education is about arousing the desire in another human being for wanting to exist in the world in a grown-up way’ (2017: 38) ‘I think it is important … Continue reading

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4 tips for teaching online

There are some key principles that will help you teach effectively online. In this short video, Tony Reeves suggests four key tips to help you keep your students engaged in an online session: make it seamless make it discursive make … Continue reading

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