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Exciting events and opportunities coming up for the Active Learning Network

Workshops, webinars, book collaborations and more! Large Class Teaching - a proposal for a working group or workshop - expressions of interest required! Dr Victoria Walden is interested to explore methods for large class teaching in Media, Film and Music (as our maximum seminar group sizes have just increased). I'm hoping to run a working… Continue reading Exciting events and opportunities coming up for the Active Learning Network

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Creating an inclusive environment for discussion in large groups

Our blog-post this month is provided by Professor Alison J. Sinclair, FRSB, SFHEA, Professor of Molecular Virology and Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/26183 @ASLAB Can active learning meet the challenge of inclusion in large groups? I embrace active learning and over thirty-years of practice I… Continue reading Creating an inclusive environment for discussion in large groups

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Outdoor learning: Introducing the Twalk, Twitter in the wild

https://twitter.com/paolo_oprandi/status/1173588436839817217 Lectures and seminars are the staple of higher education teaching and learning. Seminars are usually the dedicated teaching space for students to engage in discussions and activities that relate to the topics introduced in lectures. In doing so they generate contextual and personal knowledge of the lecture topics.  Tutors cite low student participation in… Continue reading Outdoor learning: Introducing the Twalk, Twitter in the wild

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Here’s to an Autumn Term of active learning, fun and innovation!

The Active Learning Network Satellite Groups The Active Learning Network is expanding! First of all, we would like to welcome our newest satellite groups to the network: Alison McManus at Durham University will be leading the network there. Roy Hanney will be doing similar at Solent University, Southampton and Gustavo Espinoza-Ramos will be leading a… Continue reading Here’s to an Autumn Term of active learning, fun and innovation!

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It’s not just students who have fun with active learning- so do our conference delegates!

Tuesday 11th June heralded the start of the 3rd Active Learning Network conference here at Sussex. With everything from the use of magic to building metaphors with Lego to walking, standing and crawling to “stand-up pedagogy”, the conference showcased a variety of innovative and engaging active learning methods leaving us with a number of tools… Continue reading It’s not just students who have fun with active learning- so do our conference delegates!