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Diverse assessment methods in groupwork settings

Langrish, T. and See, H. (2008). Diverse assessment methods in groupwork settings. Education for Chemical Engineers, 3(1), e40-e46. Read a summary…

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Engaging international students while making statistics meaningful

How do we translate the theoretical learning into a practical ‘real world’ context? An example about engaging students in a statistics unit through a discussion on ways of measuring world poverty. View video…

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Exploring the conditions for academic teachers’ informal collegial learning about teaching

Vogel, M. (2009). Exploring the conditions for academic teachers’ informal collegial learning about teaching. A social network approach. Educate, 9(2), pp. 18-36. Read a summary…

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Feeding forward

The process of evaluating and giving feedback can be made smoother by educating students in advance about the expectations they will be assessed against. An experienced academic gives an example of asking students to step through a collective exercise with a marking guide to give them a better understanding of what is expected of them. View video…

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First Words website

‘First Words’ by David Baume is a website supported by the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD).  Read a summary…

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Improving unit quality & Maintaining quality teaching practices – podcasts

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology ‘Contact’ online Teaching and Learning newsletter provides a series of free podcasts on improving unit quality and maintaining quality teaching practices. Read a summary…

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Improving your unit: some questions to reflect on

What is working well and what could be done better? Questions to ask yourself about the structures & processes in your unit as you consider the feedback you are getting from students and sessional staff. View video…

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Managing complexity: transnational multi-campus units

Managing teaching across multiple campuses has its own challenges. This experienced academic suggests strategies for managing the specific stresses of these kinds of situations – both in terms of adapting teaching methods to work with small groups of students and of making the timecosts of administering these courses visible to university management. View video…

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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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PATHE (Preparing Academics for Teaching in Higher Education)

The Preparing Academics for Teaching in Higher Education [PATHE] Website and Database are designed to support the induction of new academic teachers and to allow teachers to share good teaching ideas. This resource is related to an ALTC project conducted by Hicks, M., Smigiel, H., Wilson, G. & Luzeckyi, A. (2010).    Read a summary…

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Planning for Teaching and Learning

The University of Tasmania provides online resources to support Planning for Teaching & LearningRead a summary…

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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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