Improving the learning experience

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There is a major feature in the latest news at lboro (pp.12-13) regarding the Teaching Centre in an article entitled “Improving the learning experience”. Indeed, our work with students, their representatives and colleagues across campus features on the Spring 2014 cover page! The major focus of the articles are the Teaching Innovation Awards (TIAs), the nextRead more

Teaching Awards for 2014

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The Teaching Centre has now updated the information for the two teaching awards it administers and the details are available on our website. The Teaching Innovation Award is a means of supporting academic and learning support staff in new initiatives and small pedagogic research projects that contribute directly to the quality of teaching at Loughborough.Read more

Teaching Innovation Awards Dissemination Event 2013

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Friday saw the Teaching Innovation Awards Dissemination Event 2013. The event was held to celebrate the completion of the projects originally awarded in 2012 and completed by July 2013. The lunchtime event began with an introduction from the Pro- Vice- Chancellor (Teaching) Professor Morag Bell. The seven winners then gave short summaries of their projectsRead more

Teaching Innovation Awards Showcase 6th Dec 2013

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“Learning from Innovative Practice in Teaching” Friday 6th December 2013 12:00pm – 1:45pm BE.0.53 (in School of Business and Economics) Loughborough Teaching Awards recognise, celebrate and promote excellence in learning and teaching. At this showcase event, recipients of Teaching Innovation Awards 2012 share their findings to benefit other teaching staff and learning support staff atRead more

Teaching Innovation Award update – Dr Robert Knight

I’ve just organised the first two of a new round of eyewitness talks for my module on Cold War Europe. This started off a few years ago when a Polish neighbour came in and told students about his experiences, including some jaw-dropping accounts of being outside Moscow in December 1941. With the help of aRead more

Student Engagement in Curriculum Design

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Marcus Collins from the Department of Politics History and International Relations won one of seven Teaching Innovation Awards this year. The project title was ‘Student Engagement in Curriculum Design’ and involved a group of 7 students (plus himself) carrying out research and work on the creation of a new single-honours History course set to runRead more

Publishing company Lamplight Press launched

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Following funding from the University’s Enterprise Awards and from our own Teaching Innovation Awards, Lecturer in Publishing Studies, Melanie Ramdarshan launched Lamplight Press Publishing company in late September this year. ‘Lamplight Press is a not-for-profit general trade and academic publishing company dedicated to promoting new fiction, non-fiction and academic writing by students, academics and authorsRead more

Understand the problem you're trying to solve

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Defining the problem that you’re trying to solve is an important start for any project. September saw the hard work start on our project. It is very important to understand the problem which is to be solved and what the system needs to be able to do to address the problem. The majority of theRead more

The importance of stakeholder involvement

We’ve been busy planning the work for our Teaching Innovation Award – Systems Validation and Verification Test Rig. For us, the most important first step has been identifying key stakeholders for the project and making sure that we have good plans in place to involve them. The two main groups identified are staff and students.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

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