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Reflections on the 2nd Active Learning Conference

On 5th June 2018, the 2nd active learning conference took place at University of Sussex, preceded by a day of masterclasses organised by Dr Simon Tweddell of University of Bradford. The aim of the day, as previously, was to bring together individuals interested in promoting a variety of active learning methods and the diversity of… Continue reading Reflections on the 2nd Active Learning Conference

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“I’m all ears!” Active Listening as a tool to reflective thinking

By Dr Pollie Barden (University of Sussex) and Professor Eva Roberts (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)  evarober@iupui.edu Our Grounding: Across all sectors of human activity, there has been a growing interest in narrative, in storytelling. We all know that storytelling is a form of communication that human beings have used since ancient times, drawing on cave walls… Continue reading “I’m all ears!” Active Listening as a tool to reflective thinking

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Team-Based Learning Masterclasses: An addition to the Active Learning Conference programme

  The Active Learning Conference is fast approaching on Tuesday 5th June. Due to popular demand, we are extending the deadline for submissions to Friday 27th April. Click here to find out more! Next week we will be posting the link for you to sign up to attend. The good news is the conference will… Continue reading Team-Based Learning Masterclasses: An addition to the Active Learning Conference programme

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Designing the Active Learning Classroom

Transforming the educational landscape in Iceland Despite the proliferation of work on active learning recently, why is it that many of our teaching facilities are still laid out in traditional lecture style with a focal point at the front of the room and students sat in rows facing it? Recent research conducted by Ásta Margrét… Continue reading Designing the Active Learning Classroom