New issue published… Vol 2 No 1 (2018) The journal, which is hosted by McMaster University Library Press, is co-edited by students and staff/ faculty from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US. It is definitely worth reading – for everyone interested in collaborative learning and teaching.
There’s value in critically examining your own practice – as a mentor, as a educator, as a professional. In education, reflecting on how you’re doing in the classroom can help you take ownership of your teaching and identify areas for improvement. On the The Guardian Teacher’s blog, Jamie Thom explores strategies on: how to become […]
Academic Peer Learning is a network to support the community of practice focused on diverse academic peer learning. Their aim is: Empower and engage the students we work with to make a sustained, positive impact through their academic peer learning practice Raise the profile of academic peer learning, including contributing to national and international developments […]
Although published in 2013, this article highlights the benefits of using undergraduate peer-tutors to support academic writing not just with peers but postgraduates as well as members of staff : Apologia for Undergraduate Peer-tutors in writing by Lawrence Cleary As you may assume… …one claim that I have heard from individuals in my own institution […]
Something to consider for all educators… OpenDyslexic, a new open source font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users. And the best…. It is free! Find out more here.
A good summary as to why reflective practice is important and how it can be improved is provided by the University of Kent: https://www.kent.ac.uk/learning/PDP-and-employability/pdp/reflective.html There are different models that can be used to structure reflective writing. Leeds Beckett University provides a useful overview of the most important ones: http://skillsforlearning.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/preview/content/models/01.shtml One model that provides a particular […]
Helen Webb gives insight into her Science/Biology teaching practice (Outstanding Classrooms) on her blog Helen Webb including insights into being a student herself (MA Education) and CPD Teacher Packages. For Student Mentors, the following articles seem particularly useful: Strategies to improve students’ independent study skills Feedback How do you know your students are learning?