Category Archives: Student Centred Learning

Addressing the attainment gap at UCA

Over the last few decades, the widening participation policies of successive UK governments have led to higher participation rates among 18 to 21 year old black and minority ethnic (BME) students (Sanders and Rose-Adams, 2014).  At the same time, the … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ teaching tip #3

It’s time for Nicholas Houghton’s teaching tip of the week. This week’s tips is: Learn all students’ names as soon as possible. You’ll find you can do it; we all can. By using their name every time you address them, … Continue reading

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Student Induction: Mitigating withdrawal and enabling retention?

Studies at UCA on the first year experience (Barratt, 2017; Allder & Fitzwater, 2018) have shown that introducing students to disciplinary cultures at an early stage in their HE journey has many advantages in terms of increasing student preparedness, easing … Continue reading

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There’s nothing quite like being found out

Photo by Eneida Hoti on Unsplash I recently put together a teaching session on making digital technology accessibe in teaching. The session was part of UCA’s PGCert in Creative Education, which I lead, and so I should know what I’m … Continue reading

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Internationalising the curriculum

Guest blog post by Dr. Tomasz John, Coordinator and Lecturer for UCA’s Pre-sessional English for Art and Design courses. Over the next few years, UCA “will become a leading force for innovation in international creative education. This will be achieved … Continue reading

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Learning is a stage

What is learning? Strangely enough, after hundreds of years of research by some of the world’s greatest minds we still have no clear agreement on what learning is, or how it happens. In a recent article, Michael Luntley (2017) makes … Continue reading

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Inclusion project updates

The Learning Support Co-ordinators contributing to the UCA Inclusivity Project are working on a number of projects, some currently in development and others are currently being run as pilots.  Please do contact the colleagues referenced in this update for further … Continue reading

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