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Event: SCALE-UP Expert Class

As we look ahead to a new term, we are keen to promote any active learning events that you may have coming up in the year ahead. Read on to find out more about one such event: The SCALE-UP Expert Class. 

The SCALE-UP Expert Class

Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University

14th September 2018, 09:00-17:00

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SCALE-UP (Student-Centred Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies) is an active learning approach which replaces lectures with collaborative, problem-solving activities carried out in strategically-assigned student groups within a bespoke, technology-rich environment. Learning is supported by an upside-down or flipped pedagogy; content is encountered outside class, and sessions are devoted to ‘public thinking’ and the application of knowledge.

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was the first HE institution in the UK to introduce SCALE-UP (originating in Physics) across multiple disciplines and they now have over 200 academics delivering through the SCALE-UP approach. In 2017, NTU won a national collaborative project in the HEFCE Catalyst Programme: Addressing barriers to student success.

The event will provide an opportunity to try out the approach, learn from the experiences of NTU and explore the potential uses of SCALE-UP for your own practice. The event should be of interest to colleagues looking to integrate active, collaborative learning practices, particularly academics, course leaders and those with responsibility for implementing pedagogical and learning space innovation. Blog Nottingham Trent pic3

There will be an experimental flavour to the day which it is hoped will create some excitement; the event will test out how a SCALE-UP collaboration might work across two or more subject areas/rooms/institutions.

The programme and booking information can be accessed here:

Deadline for bookings: Friday 7th September 2018.

This is a FREE event including lunch and refreshments. For more information, please contact:

Zena Rashid, Research & Development. Tel: 0115 84 84739

Helen Puntha, Research & Development. Tel: 0115 84 88128

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