Students Staff

Issue 3

8 July 2014

From Pilot to Practice: Embedding peer- and self-assessment into an undergraduate module in Computer Science

In this article, Keith Primrose, CSEE, and Kate Dunton, Learning & Development, evaluate the introduction of a formative self- and peer-assessment exercise into a first-year module in an attempt to improve students’ engagement with the assignment task.  They consider what has been learned and how this has informed further iterations.

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13 June 2014

FLETA, Foreign Language Enhancement Through Art

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Beatriz De Paiva and Teresa Torres discuss how they used the University’s collection of Latin American Art to inspire their modern language students.

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5 June 2014

Essex101: A collaborative project to produce a study skills resource for incoming and prospective students

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In the collaborative spirit of this issue, Jamie Taylor, In Practice’s Student Frontrunner Plus, got together with the Learning and Development interns, Siobhan, Diana and Emma – all recent Essex graduates – to find out what Essex101 is, how it works, and what lessons and principles can be taken from it. (more…)

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A Collaborative Lecture Annotation System

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Tom Foulsham (Psychology) describes the development of an innovative new piece of software that allows students to bookmark and annotate online lecture material and compare their observations with peers. (more…)

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16 May 2014

Taking a 30,000 Foot View of Learning and Teaching

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Chris Saker from Mathematics talks to In Practice about his application for Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy through the Cadenza route, the benefits of reflection, and closing the gap between school and university. (more…)

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The Student as Producer: experimenting with a student-led lecture

In this article, Danielle Mortimer, LIFTS,  discusses a recent project where students produce a lecture through the employment of Peer, Team and Project-Based Learning in an attempt to challenge the typical student-teacher dynamic.

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9 May 2014

More similarities than differences: Delivering a three-day training session to medical educators in Kurdistan.

In November 2013, Anne Corrin, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Human Sciences, and Dr Teshk Shawis, Consultant Geriatrician at Colchester General Hospital, collaborated on the design and delivery of a training programme for clinical educators at the University of Sulaimani in Kurdistan. [1]    Here, they talk to In Practice about their experiences. (more…)

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Learning Across Boundaries

 Tom Cornford (Lecturer, Law) and Timo Jütten (Lecturer, Philosophy) talk to In Practice about co-teaching a joint module on Law and Philosophy. (more…)

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7 April 2014

Educating future professionals: a collegiate approach to course design, delivery and development.

 In Practice interviews Katie Moore (Lecturer, Health and Human Sciences), and Roísín-Aine Reade (Service Lead, Early Supported Discharge Team for Stroke, Anglian Community Enterprise) about their collaborative working relationship on the  Masters in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Essex. (more…)

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