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International staff development in teaching and learning: Lessons learnt

At the end of another period of working with lecturers from overseas I thought it would be useful to pause for thought and identify lessons from working in the area of transnational staff development. I have just completed my third … Continue reading

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Lecturers: Find your rockstar!

Much has been written about the value of lectures: It is not clear whether they will endure, or if instead they are dated and doomed. Either way though I don’t see them going away any time soon. While the lecture … Continue reading

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Quiet PDP, meta-PDP.

A recent TED video (short) raised the idea to me that those who have a tendency to announce their goals to others may be more likely to be distracted from the achievement of them. The video flags research undertaken last year … Continue reading

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Assistance for writing employer engagement modules

As part of my work to support the REEDNet project I have been forming up some guidance on how we, in HE, can design modules to support employer engagement initiatives. What started as a quick guide has grown in to … Continue reading

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Work-based learning Impact Study, summary notes.

Ahead of undertaking some sizable WBL evaluation I wanted to cross check my own evakuation design with the HEA Work-Based learning Impact study. In doing this I have jotted ouut the key elements of this report for future reference.   Reasons … Continue reading

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Undergraduates have been redefined as “researchers” …

The Times Higher Education (10/1/08) – in its all new glossy splendor –  reports that staff at Gloucestershire will be encouraged to think of students as fellow researchers to erode the idea of passive learning. Huzzah!  When the BA LTR … Continue reading

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Bob Fryer on the knowledge we need

Sometimes when we’re in the thick of facillitating learning often via community exchanges (which are draining and intense sometimes) it is so easy to forget why we really promote learning, we can get lost in a haze of day-to-dayness. Sometimes … Continue reading

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