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Developing employability skills

Employability skills are essential for modern graduates, and this approach uses problem based learning to aid their development. This case study describes how a second year undergraduate module at the Salford Business School was used to give students the opportunity to develop their employability skills, including their team working skills, within a business oriented environment. […]

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Pedagogy for employability

Employability is a key aspect of higher education, as the graduates we turn out must posses both skills valuable to their prospective employers, and they must also be able to continue learning, applying the critical and reflective skills they have developed through their studies to new situations and problems. Employability is of key importance in […]

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Games-based learning for systems analysis and design

Games-based learning is an educational strategy where games and game play are given defined learning outcomes. Games-based learning is designed so that educational content is balanced with game play and the ability of the individual or group of players to apply content learned to simulated situations. The objective here is to prepare the individual to apply the […]

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Programme level assessment strategies

Programme level assessment strategies

Programme level assessment has been the focus for an HEA National Teaching Fellows project collaboratively run between the universities of Bradford, Exeter, Leeds Metropolitan and Northumbria. The project website hosts resources created which include several short (two-three page) case studies that are listed around whether they are short or extended, and across concurrently running modules […]

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Strategies for inclusive teaching

Inclusive teaching is a way to maximise student attainment and developing an incusive teaching approach can effectively support all learners in meeting the challenges of university-level learning. The strategies put forward by Monash University in Australia have been put together with disabled students in mind, but are in no way restricted to disabled students. Students […]

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Checklist for inclusive teaching

Checklist for inclusive teaching

This inclusive teaching checklist for produced by Monash University in Australia provides lecturers and curriculum designers with a tool to rate and score their teaching practice against  common indicators of inclusive teaching. The checklist covers: Planning The learning environment Teaching methods Teaching materials Assessment The premise is, if you don’t tick some of the items on […]

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LGBTQ Inclusion – strategies and best practices

Studies have shown that LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) inclusive curriculum and teaching strategies increase feelings of safety among both LGBTQ and straight students, improves overall school climate, and improves educational outcomes for all students. This LGBTQ Inclusion slideshare comes from a workshop exploring the rationale and strategies for integrating LGBTQ issues and […]

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Black students’ perspectives and learning at university

There has always been a strong correlation between education and achieving success in life. This lesson has been understood by generations of Black people and explains the massive increase in Black students’ participation education. However, the NUS has found institutional racism has embedded itself in our education system and Black students continue to face inequality, […]

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BME student retention and attainment

Between January and June 2012 the Higher Education Academy (HEA) delivered a retention and degree attainment learning and teaching summit programme.  The summit led to the production of a report, outlined below. The summit was designed to gather research and consider the evidence about the contribution of the curriculum (in the broadest sense) to Black […]

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Internationalisation of curriculum and pedagogy

Internationalisation is an issue for universities worldwide, as more students are seeking higher quality education often in cultures different to the ones they have been accustomed to in their education previously. Recent times have seen a large increase in the numbers of international students attending Australian universities. At some universities, international students comprise up to […]

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