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, or cultural backgrounds of individual students and groups of students. To accomplish this goal, schools, teachers, guidance counselors, and other educational…

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 Pete did in #MediaLit14) - and these guys raise some great questions about the why/how: and for a bit of…

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 she went on to explain: “It’s just with the expense of it all, you have to tell people you’re doing…

Teaching of Value?

Teaching is the lifeblood/energy so far as I'm concerned in universities (hence why I was promoted to Senior Fellow in Learning and Teaching in my last job), so this is quite disappointing: Amid concerns that promotion in the sector is too heavily based on research excellence, the report, commissioned by the Higher Education Academy, found that just 28.4 per cent of academics have been rewarded by their institutions for their commitment to teaching or student support.…
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