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 […]

New website

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 […]

Collaborative learning: Example

A wonderful project utilising the power of peer learning: The Padlet Project The Padlet Project is an active learning initiative developed by Wendy Garnham in conjunction with the Technology Enhanced Learning team at University of Sussex for use with Foundation Year Psychology students. More about Padlet.

Mentoring Poem

Written by one of our mentors, Hapon: On days when 2500 words seems a million miles away When the 3pm deadline leaves you lost in dismay When the subject and details are impossible to apply A peer mentor a helper in which you can rely A new place, a new year and nothing to go […]

Peer learning taken to the max

The BBC News article ‘University opens without any teachers‘ describes plans of an university to open without any teachers: ‘The US college, a branch of an institution in France with the same name, will train about a thousand students a year in coding and software development…‘ How it will work? Students will mentor each other […]

Active Listening

Imagine a library full of human books… The Human Library Organisation is using this idea to promote social change. Their aim is to build a positive framework for conversation that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. And… They achieve this by putting real people on loan for readers! You can meet their “books”: And […]

Peer mentoring – recap

This is the brilliant work of first year Education Studies, Education & Social Policy and Education Studies & English Literature students at London Metropolitan University (UK) completed in the last two years with the help of second year mentors. Have a look – to see what is possible when different year groups work together. November […]

Multi-modal exhibition

Today, first-year Becoming students (our mentees) have put on a multi-modal exhibition about informal and formal learning spaces at University. The exhibition was a huge success – not only because it allowed first-year students to showcase their learning, but also because it allowed students of different year groups to “be with each other”.   Students’ […]