Category: Teaching

focusing on teaching strategies and methods … on reflecting on and improving my own practice

12 Days of SoTL: Day 01

Welcome and Where to Start Welcome to the twelve days of SoTL 2019! If you want to follow the pursuits on Twitter, follow the #12daysofSoTL hashtag! This MindMap gives you an overview of the process and includes links to various resources you might find helpful: I made this MindMap fully editable so if you…

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PowerPoint for Gamification

In our course Creative Pedagogies for Active Learning we were asked by our students to share some active learning and teaching tools, we use or recommend. So that they could apply these in their own practice. So this is one from my teaching archives, the year is 2013. Although for the example I updated it…

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Command Words Chaos

Using white plastic cups for critical thinking skills From the archives (Sept 2013). A colleague at the time had asked me to share this exercise. So I wrote it into a post. Last week I had my first cohort of students (a programme that starts slightly off sync with the rest of the university) this…

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Re-blog: The scholarship of learning and teaching: a victim of its nomenclature?

Scholarship historically suggests there are elements of reading, of engaging with other scholars’ and researchers’ thoughts and publications. It is a historical exercise analysing and critiquing a body of existing knowledge. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) also necessitates a strong element of reflectivity – or better reflexivity – to become a meaningful activity.…

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This contribution to your abbreviation bingo vocabulary is all about productivity. Mental Contrasting with Implementation Intentions Also known as WOOP (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan) is something I just stumbled across when trying to–once again–find new hacks to encourage The Brain to stop with procrastination. I know, I know bit late to he WOOP game. Wish:…

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