Category Archives: How Students Learn

Engaging students as creative problem causers – David Anderson

Engaging students as ‘creative problem causers’ In this episode, David Anderson, course leader of BA (Hons) Advertising at UCA Farnham, discusses why he positions his students as ‘creative problem causers’. David explains how his course prepares students to question everything, … Continue reading

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Practical approaches to inclusive learning and teaching – Claire Scott

_ Claire Scott, Learning Support Coordinator at UCA Canterbury, discusses several projects she is involved with that aim to create a more inclusive learning environment for students at UCA.  

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Peer assessment ideas

When students first arrive at university they are usually highly dependent on the direction and feedback provided by their tutors. But as they move through their degree, it is vital that they are able to critically reflect on both their … Continue reading

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Guest blog post – Dr. Tomasz John

The 16/17 academic year has been packed with plenty of reasons for me to celebrate professional development as I successfully completed my PhD and received Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). I truly believe that it is fundamentally … Continue reading

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Day in the life of…Learning Support Co-ordinator

It’s a chilly but bright Friday morning in October. Since starting our newly-created roles as ‘Learning Support Coordinators’ here at Farnham, my small team and I have been busy getting our teeth stuck into all manner of projects with our … Continue reading

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How to create a culture for valuable learning

Educational visionary Sir Ken Robinson continues his quest to put creativity back at the heart of systems of education. At the recent Big Picture Learning conference called Big Bang, Sir Ken criticised the use of conformity and compliance in education … Continue reading

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How listening and sharing shape collaborative learning experiences

Great article from Mindshift on the importance of helping students learn how to listen and share. The author notes that ‘simply putting students into small groups, however, does not guarantee desirable outcomes. Success depends on listening and sharing.’

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