Can students learn study skills?

Interesting. I got to meet Graham a couple of times before I left Winchester, and he's producing some really interesting content (as is the FASTECH project): So what does “improving ­students” actually consist of? “How to” guides on study skills – how to take notes, how to structure an essay and so on – contain what appears to be sound enough advice (although the similarity between them is both striking and s­uspicious). However, attempts to…

Large Class Sizes Affecting NSS/Assessment Grades?

Professor Graham Gibbs, who I worked with whilst working on the FASTECH project at Winchester - writing a series of pieces for Times Higher Education - this one on class sizes - worth reading: Average school class sizes are used in international league tables as indicators of national commitment to education. And school classes of a similar size to those in UK higher education are rarely found outside developing countries. The effects of class size are…

Promotion: Senior Fellow in Learning & Teaching

I have just received a letter confirming that as from 1st July I will be 'Senior Fellow in Learning & Teaching' at the University of Winchester, having proved my value. No change in job, but (good) change in salary. The application I submitted is here. This has surprisingly posed me an interesting dilemma that I need to pray about/resolve in the next 24 hours ...
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