BLOGS WEBSITE

TAG: active learning

The Rules of Engagement

Written by Linda Westphalen There is no rule that says that University learning can’t be fun.  In fact, we tend to learn better when we’re engaged, interacting and doing a bit more than slogging our way through a ‘checked box’ of ‘learning aims’ in a social vacuum.  Engagement is operationalised in a minimum of at […]

Posted in LEI Showcase, News, Teaching and Learning | Tagged , , , , |

Leave a comment

Introducing our Student Partners…

In the Learning Enhancement and Innovation Team, we have a number of Student Partners who are undertaking a range of roles, all with diverse educational backgrounds. We interviewed some of our current Student Partners and asked about their involvement with the Student as Partners program. Keep reading to hear what they have to say!

Posted in Learning Enhancement and Innovation, News, Q&A, Students as Partners | Tagged , , , |

Leave a comment

We Want You! Q&A with Sharon Scott – Manager, Student Employability

Thousands of students per year attend University in the hope find employment within their field at the end of their degree. While at university students should take opportunities to continue developing and strengthening their employability skills. Employers are looking for well-rounded students with a number of transferable skills. We spoke with Sharon Scott, Manager, Student […]

Posted in News, Q&A, Students as Partners, Teaching and Learning | Tagged , , , |

Leave a comment

For students, by students: The Students as Partners program

The SaP initiative allows for students and academics to strengthen their relationship, create concepts and engage in projects that are meaningful and relevant to students. This provides students with the opportunity to enhance employability skills, including negotiation and working within a team. We spoke with Tom, our Support and Student Partnership Lead who began with […]

Posted in Inclusion, Learning Enhancement and Innovation, News, Q&A, Students as Partners, Support, Teaching and Learning | Tagged , , , , , , |

Leave a comment

A day in the life of a Learning Enhancement Officer

Students are at the heart of what we do and in the Learning Enhancement & Innovation Team, we strive to include a student aspect in our various projects and initiatives. Over the past few years, the LEI team has maintained a strong student presence with our Learning Enhancement Officers (LEOs). Our LEOs work closely with […]

Posted in Q&A, Students as Partners | Tagged , , , , , , |

Leave a comment

A summary of the 2018 Learning Enhancement & Innovation Grant Scheme

The Learning Enhancement and Innovation Grant Projects for 2018 have officially concluded. After collating the final reports, we can now share a summary of each of the nine projects that were part of this scheme. The 2018 LEI grant scheme facilitated projects that aimed to enhance and develop new and better approaches to achieving student learning outcomes. The funds […]

Posted in LEI Grants 2018, LEI Showcase, News, Teaching and Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Leave a comment

Moving to Education 3.0

As the commencement of Semester 1 quickly approaches many of us are beginning to prepare for the new influx of eager students who are hungry to learn and achieve within the University environment. Many of the 2019 first year students who will be joining us this year are true millennials in every sense of the […]

Posted in News | Tagged , , |

Leave a comment

Using Interactives to engage students in your course

At times in the depths of course content delivery students can feel like they’re drowning in an ocean of information overload. So how do we throw a lifeline to these students? One way might be to include consolidation interactives into your course. There are a wide range of interactives available that can help confirm understanding […]

Posted in News, Teaching and Learning | Tagged , , |

Leave a comment

Students as partners in PEP

By Rebecca Batelaan and Thomas Crichton The Learning Enhancement and Innovation team runs Program Enhancement Partnership (PEP) workshops with Program Coordinators, Course Coordinators, Learning Designers, and Research Librarians to design, map, and constructively align the curriculums of programs and courses. These workshops are based on a method devised by Professor Gilly Salmon, which follows a […]

Posted in News | Tagged , , |

Leave a comment

Students love branched scenarios..

“Fun and interactive way to learn a topic and a nice departure from the usual presentations we are accustomed to.” – student comment. Dr Ben Saxon recently collaborated with me and Michael Brockhouse (Learning Resource Developer, LEI) to build and deploy a PowerPoint branched scenario to teach anaemia in the MBBS 5th year Paediatrics rotation. […]

Posted in Teaching and Learning | Tagged , , , , , |

Leave a comment