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Sir Ken Robinson - Bring on the learning revolution

Bring on the learning revolution

The learning revolution was the focus of a seminal 2010 TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson. Watched over five million times, creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. Although the focus here is on […]

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Lecturing for active learning

Lecturing for active learning

It is well understood that students lose concentration after 15-20 minutes of listening and taking notes, and hence their capacity to learn diminishes rapidly. In order to increase their concentration it is essential to introduce a change of activity. This is even possible lecturing to large classes and the following suggestions are made: Get students […]

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Active learning

Active learning case studies

Active learning is a diverse methodology; these are examples from Higher Education Institutions in the UK and overseas of the way in which active learning is embedded in different learning contexts, disciplines and educational systems. Mick Healey at the University of Gloucestershire has compiled a number of case studies on active learning in practice. The […]

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Adopting a social constructivist approach to assessment in three easy steps

Active engagement with assessment

Active engagement with assessment can help students improve their learning for themselves and move assessment beyond passive transmission of standards. In this leaflet produced by Oxford Brookes active engagement with assessment is achieved through taking a social constructivist approach with students. Broken down into three more detailed stages, the leaflet suggests ways for you to: Help students understand the theory […]

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