Department of Social and Policy Sciences
Guidelines for using blogs in higher education teaching -6 tips
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...
Department GTA Support: SPS
This case study from Social and Policy Sciences, is part of a series providing short summaries of some of the different good practice models and approaches taken to department level support for graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). Support for GTAs in...
Exploring the use of technology in the classroom
Dr John Troyer from the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath discusses the importance of exploring the use of different classroom technologies, experimenting, and finding the right mixture for you.
Why I don't use powerpoint
Dr John Troyer from the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath answers the question of why he doesn't use powerpoint (or similar presentation technology) in his lectures and the benefits of this approach.
What is (classroom) technology?
Dr John Troyer from the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath discusses the broader question of what is technology in the classroom, as part of his thoughts on its use.
Dr Hannah Durrant from the Institute of Policy Research at the University of Bath discusses the rationale for embedding serious simulation games into the teaching of Social Policy and then discusses using the simulation game Democracy 2 with students working in a special technology enabled group-work room.