Category Archives: Assessment & Feedback

#Twalk – a new active pedagogy explained

This post, and the ones that will follow, reflect on the Twalk as a pedagogy. In particular, I consider how students can draw upon the conversational activity and use the data it generates as the basis for developing and explaining … Continue reading

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Celebrate #imperfection. Challenge resilience.

I listed to Thomas Curran’s TedTalk ‘Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse’ before I left for work this morning. Curran warns against perfectionism, and his warning kept me thinking all day. Here are three mini-stories that explain why … Continue reading

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C is for course of course

Building upon research I conducted with student-nominated inspirational teachers in 2014 and then developed with colleagues here at SHU, to relate my work to the NSS, I have been working closely with all academic staff across three departments this year … Continue reading

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The future is active – implications for future academic practice

I have been thinking about the future academic and the implications for academic development recently. The Open University’s ‘Innovating Pedagogy’ is an insightful annual report (http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/), though I would love to see one for 2018. I have seen Mike Shales … Continue reading

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Enjoyment, anticipation, challenge as factors affecting personal intrinsic investment #heutagogy

In our research-informed development activities looking at learner non-engagement with formative assessment, with group work or with engaging in feedback, it is becoming clear that the lack of space given to developing learner ‘buy-in’ or developing ‘want’ is highly significant … Continue reading

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B plus or A minus? Assessment in the creative disciplines

I attended ‘B plus or A minus? Assessment in the creative disciplines’, part of a programme of events being run by the University of the Arts London last week. The venue, Central St Martin’s (CSM) new Granary Wharfe, is a … Continue reading

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Voices of Innovators #Twalk #audiofeedback

Two new toolkits have been developed on the Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group site for which I am responsible. They signal a good shift for the nebulous group of innovators that comes the way of MELSIG according to it current … Continue reading

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