Sharing ideas for Learning and Teaching

Balancing style, goals and students

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📥  Reflections

Dr Ainius Lasas, from the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath, discusses the balance between ones own personal style as a teacher, the specific learning goals you have for a course and the students preferences and what they want. Can you please everyone?


Theorem, Idea, Proof

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📥  Case Studies

Dr Euan Spence, from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath, discusses the challenge for new undergraduates of learning proofs from a maths course, and teaching the central idea of the proof as a key stage.


Guidelines for using blogs in higher education teaching -6 tips

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📥  Case Studies

Oliver Walton, University of Bath, October 2016

Why use blogs in your teaching?

Blogs are becoming more widely used in higher education, and a growing body of evidence has explored how they can enhance learning and teaching (Oravac 2003, Williams & Jacobs 2004). Blogs provide opportunities for students to write short pieces of text that can be easily shared with other students and teachers. Blogs are generally written in a more reflective, argumentative or informal style, and can encourage students to experiment with new arguments or ideas. In general, blogs provide scope to ‘broaden learner-learner and learner-teacher’ interaction (Blackstone & Harwood 2011). (more…)