Team-based Learning

Team-Based Learning Collaborative is an interesting initiative who encourages and supports the use of Team-Based Learning in all levels of education. Team-Based Learning is defined as: an evidence based collaborative learning teaching strategy designed around units of instruction, known as “modules,” that are taught in a three-step cycle: preparation, in-class readiness assurance testing, and application-focused […]

Becoming

For those that speak German… Relational Becoming – mit Anderen werden (Meissner, 2019) is a new book that explores the relationship between the individual and the group – and the importance of belonging and becoming. In Zeiten gewaltvoller sozialer Ausgrenzungen ist eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit fixierenden Vorstellungen von »Zugehörigkeit« relevanter denn je – doch bleiben […]

Why mentoring?

Mark Doidge talks about why he thinks mentoring is important – generally but also when embarking on a professional career. Watch the video – recorded at the BSA 2018 conference – on Vimeo.

Working with others

As working with others (one-to-one or in smaller groups) is key in peer mentoring, it is worth engaging with theories and literature focusing on group work. Peter Hartley and Mark Dawson have – a while ago, 2010 – published a Pocket Study Skills Guide on this: Success in Groupwork. I recommended the book to all […]

Self-plagiarism

An important yet contested discussion: Can you self-plagiarise? Find out more here – and join the discussion: Self-plagiarism: When is re-purposing text ethically justifiable? on the LSE Impact Blog, Mark Israel. Note: Mark Israel has published widely on research ethics and academic integrity, for example the book Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists (2015). […]

Guide on Staff-Student Partnerships

Scaling up Staff-Student Partnership in Higher Education guide by Mercer-Mapstone and Marie (2019): Abstract… This practical guide is designed to support individuals, teams, or institutions in scaling up student-staff partnership (SSP or ‘partnership’, also commonly known as ‘students as partners’). The model presented here is a projects-based model which is one of the most common […]

Research

A useful collection of case studies by Sage showing how methods are applied in “real” research projects. Sage Research Methods Cases You can search for cases by “methods”, “discipline” and “academic level”. Forward the link to your student mentors – or get inspired to conduct your own research project.