Student Centred Learning

I particularly like this diagram, found in one of Malcolm Murray’s presentations for Durham University:   See full presentation, and a useful definition of ‘Student Centred Learning’ here: The term student-centered learning refers to a wide variety of educational programs,learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies that are intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, Continue Reading →

Generational Reactions to Technology?

I’m no great believer in the idea that people are limited/automatically skilled by age… but it is about age/learning/what you are exposed to. CODEC have purchased a set of Google Glass, so I was interested to see this video, as I’ll suspect I’ll react quite similarly as I try and get used to it (as Continue Reading →

Postgraduates: All about employability?

Interesting… I studied what I studied (although it was by research, rather than taught) because I was interested, and when following interest – more interesting opportunities open up: “I feel guilty for finding it all so interesting,” a student on a taught master’s in history told me recently. My surprise must have been palpable because Continue Reading →

More hands-on learning please?

Calling for more action-based learning, including app-creation?: Universities have failed to react to changes in the labour market that render some traditional business teaching methods defunct, according to an expert in entrepreneurship. That is the view of Colin Mason, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde, who said that a more hands-on approach to Continue Reading →

#LoveHE Award

Encouraging to see recognition of good teaching & learning (rather than just research): Colleagues laud devotion to duty in our #loveHE competition to find sector stars. John Elmes writes A tutor technician with an “outstanding” work ethic who has successfully bridged the gap between two key university roles has been named the winner of the Times Higher Continue Reading →