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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]