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Using LiveTranscrbe to help students with low hearing

This post was created by PGCert participants as part of their assessment for Unit 1 of the course. The brief was to choose two specific learning needs and evaluate technologies that could help students with these needs to learn more … Continue reading

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Using OneNote to help students with dyslexia

This post was created by PGCert participants as part of their assessment for Unit 1 of the course. The brief was to choose two specific learning needs and evaluate technologies that could help students with these needs to learn more … Continue reading

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Building student engagement and belonging through personal development tutoring

The university has recently introduced a new personal development policy across all UCA courses, but why have we introduced this, what does this mean for the student experience and how are we going to implement this? Why have we introduced … Continue reading

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“It is not about the mark, but the feedback experience you get”

There are often varied interpretations and understandings, held by students and academics, on what is feedback, how feedback is defined (ie difference between formative and summative) and how this can inform learning.  From the student perspective, most complaints focus on … Continue reading

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Student as consultant?

In 2014/15, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) developed a ‘Framework for partnership in learning and teaching in higher education’ as a way to bring focus to discussions about student engagement and the concept of partnership. In the framework: ‘…partnership is … Continue reading

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Inclusive fashion curriculum

We are delighted to have our first guest post from Professor Victoria Kelley, UCA’s Director of Research and Education.  Here, Victoria reflects on a recent seminar she attended on decolonising the fashion curriculum.  The speaker, Dr Elizabeth Kutesko discussed decolonising … Continue reading

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Opportunities for professional development

UCA offers a range of professional development opportunities for staff. Whether you are looking to obtain a formal teaching qualification, or explore new ways of enhancing your teaching or supporting learning, we can provide you with the support you need. … Continue reading

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High impact learning strategies

Sometimes you come across research that you just can’t ignore. While a lot of educational research can be context-dependent and difficult to generalise, just occasionally somebody pulls it all together. In his seminal book on teaching and learning in higher … Continue reading

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Engaging students with the reading by re-thinking the reading list

In her recent article for UCA’s journal JUICE entitled ‘Rethinking the reading list’, Ray Martin offers the provocation that the reading list might be dead. Ray observes that there are lots of things we should be doing  in our teaching … Continue reading

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Become a mentor in creative education?

Have you achieved HEA Fellowship in the last 5 years? Are you familiar with the UKPSF and see its value as a pedagogical tool to reflect on creative education? Are you interested in non-formal, practice based learning opportunities at your … Continue reading

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