Resources related to: approach to learning

A conversation about pedagogical responses to increased diversity in university classrooms

Buckridge, M. & Guest, R. (2007). A conversation about pedagogical responses to increased diversity in university classrooms. Higher Education Research & Development, 26(2), 133-146. Read a summary…

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Assessment Futures Website

This website is one of the resources developed by Professor David Boud as part of his Senior Fellowship [ALTC]. Read a summary…

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Be explicit

Let your students know *why* you are asking them to do the things you are asking them to do.  View video…

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Conditions under which assessment supports student learning

Gibbs, G., & Simpson, C. (2004-5). Conditions under which assessment supports student learning. Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, 1, pp. 1-31.  Read a summary…

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Developing a community of practice around teaching: a case study

Laksov, K., Mann, S., & Dahlgren, L.  (2008). Developing a community of practice around teaching: a case study.  Higher Education Research & Development, 27(2), 121-132. Read a summary…

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Improving feedback in large classes: application of task evaluation and reflection instrument for student self-assessment (TERISSA) in a unit on business statistics

Harlim, J., de Silva, A., & Belski, L. (2009). Improving feedback in large classes: application of task evaluation and reflection instrument for student self-assessment (TERISSA) in a unit on business statistics.  Read a summary…

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Managing new sessional staff with no background in teaching

When you are the frontline for supporting new sessional staff with no prior experience in a teaching role. View video…

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Problem based learning in Science

Pepper, C. (2009). Problem based learning in Science.  Issues in Educational Research, 19(2), 128-141. Read a summary…

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Reinvigorate your teaching

Have you been rolling out the same lecture for quite a few years now? Reinvigorate your teaching by connecting with your passion and finding new ways to share it with your students. View video…

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Taking over a unit from someone else

Sometimes you may be asked to deliver a unit where the material is fixed and non-negotiable. Remember that as a teacher you always have the ability put your own interpretation on the material given.  View video…

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Teaching approach: focus on the subject

When you explore a subject, the subject emerges in its own right. Its not about you. Avoid the pitfalls of ego inflation. View video…

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The quality of guidance and feedback to students

Hounsell, D., McCune, V., Hounsell, J., & Litjens, J. (2008). The quality of guidance and feedback to students, Higher Education Research & Development, 27:1, 55 – 67.   Read a summary…

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Turning a unit around

As a unit coordinator in a university, sometimes you may be given a unit to teach which is not in good shape and does not have a good reputation. An experienced academic talks through a real life example of turning a course around. View video…

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Uncertainty about performance

Am I doing this right? Is this working? Am I cut out for this? Uncertainty is actually very common among academics. A voice of experience suggests some strategies for handling this feeling of uncertainty in your professional life. View video…

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