Supporting student transition to higher education: what (not) to do

The LLI is working with Schools to devise and develop approaches supporting pre-entry students’ academic transition to university-level study. Our key reference point for this is the Transitions Toolkit. This resource was published some time before the COVID-19 pandemic, but whilst this means a certain level of adaptation is required where the activities themselves are […]

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How can I manage difficult discussions in group work?

Created by Tracy Dix and Alex Patel   Sometimes during teaching, difficult conversations emerge, and sometimes, we deliberately start these conversations around sensitive topics. Currently, our University is looking at awarding and satisfaction gaps for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students, which means many of us will be straying into conversations with students around […]

Peer Assisted Learning team in Informatics, CO1104.

Peer Assisted Learning in Computer Architecture, Informatics

What is Peer Assisted Learning? Initially developed in America as Supplemental Instruction (SI), and adapted into Peer Assisted Study Scheme (PASS) and the more flexible Peer Assisted Learning (PAL), it involves more senior students facilitating discussion sessions with more junior students. Peer learning can help learners make sense of knowledge and unsaid rules in academia, […]

Green screen technology in the Classroom

Green screen technology in the Classroom

  The technology is now surprisingly easy to use (see below), but WHY would you want to place yourself or students in front of a different background? Purely for the fun of it? Help students visualise themselves in a specific environment related to their discipline? Perhaps placing a medical student within a ward round setting […]

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