Degree Attainment Gaps and New Research at Loughborough University

In this blog-post for the Centre for Academic Practice, Nuzhat Fatima, LSU Welfare and Diversity Executive Officer, discusses the Black and Minority Ethnic student attainment gap in UK higher education institutions, and introduces a new research project at Loughborough entitled ‘Experiences in the Classroom and Beyond: The Role of Race and Ethnicity’ What is theRead more

Developing Outreach and Employability through Innovative Teaching

A group of student historians from Loughborough are heading out into schools across the UK this winter on a mission to research teaching. The staff-student collaboration project, Developing Outreach and Employability through Innovative Teaching, led by Dr.Catherine Armstrong and final-year student Lauren Porter involves students observing how history is taught in schools. Both primary andRead more

#technoparticipation – practice-as-research

This week Loughborough’s active technology enhanced teaching practice features in an conference at Brunel University.    Lee Campbell from the School of the Arts, English and Drama is presenting and creating research around his Teaching Innovation Award (TIA) project looking at how Skype and similar technologies can develop richer professional learning communities.    Here, in theRead more

Transforming the experience of students through assessment: TESTA

TESTA is a methodology designed to address assessment and feedback issues at the programme-level. It is built on a robust, triangulated research methodology with qualitative and quantitative elements, and underpinned by educational principles and research literature. What problem is TESTA addressing? • The disconnect between assessment innovations at the individual module level and assessment problemsRead more

Academics' teaching innovation takes awards

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Supporting dissertation students and improving the ways we use technology to develop learning are at the heart of this year’s 2014 Teaching Innovation Awards winning bids. The Teaching Centre has invested a total of £18,443.26 in the winning projects to proactively enhance student learning not only in the six departments who won, but across the University.Read more

Not as easy as it looks…

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To the people out there that say delivering a lecture is easy, think again. I can now say this from experience! As the Graduate Intern in the Teaching Centre I’ve been involved in lots of different elements of Learning and Teaching at Loughborough and I have to say I never imagined I’d actually ever give a lecture.Read more

Teaching Innovation Awards 2013

On Tuesday 11th we’re having an induction event in James France for the latest group of Teaching Innovation Award holders (those who received awards in the March round). The projects are as follows: Eugenie Hunsicker Irene Biza Science/ Mathematics Education Centre and Department of Mathematical Sciences EDGE—Excel Data Generators and related learning materials in statistics MarcusRead more