Scholarship and Resources: Mathematical Sciences
Scholarship and teaching related sources relating to mathematical sciences, recommended by colleagues at the University of Bath. Contributions welcome. Overview Mathematics Education is an established field with a large amount of research and theoretical work, as well as a large...
Early Challenge Essay to tackle Plagiarism
In order to help tackle some problems with plagiarism on a postgraduate programme in the School of Management, an early essay was introduced. This case study from Dr Bruce Rayton provides the background, information on the essay, and the results...
Dr Fiona Dickinson, from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath, explains her use of concept bite videos in a concept bite video. This is a recorded version of a case study presentation at a Director of Studies...
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Scholarship of Learning and Teaching: First Steps
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Peer marking for writing skills
Prof Andrew Heath, from the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, describes how he uses peer marking in a course to help students develop writing skills as they attempt lab reports: In this second video,...
Knowing yourself as a teacher
Dr Ainius Lasas, from the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath, reflects on the importance of knowing yourself as a teacher and where that may be an advantage or a disadvantage.
Different sources of feedback
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Cultural contexts and approaches
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