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Sony named as official sponsors of the 3rd Active Learning Conference

We are delighted to announce that Sony are our official sponsors of the 3rd Active Learning Conference to be held at University of Sussex on Tuesday 11th June 2019. It promises to be an exciting event and we look forward to welcoming you. A call for submissions will be announced in October. Put the date… Continue reading Sony named as official sponsors of the 3rd Active Learning Conference

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Rapid application development comes to the aid of team based learning preparation!

This month, our guest blog post is provided by Brian O'Dwyer, a TBL professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and founder of InteDashboard. Brian provides us with some insights into how concepts from the software industry may provide useful solutions to Team Based Learning issues in the HE classroom.  (www.intedashboard.com)  In the software industry, the term Rapid… Continue reading Rapid application development comes to the aid of team based learning preparation!

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Experiential Learning of the Embodied Kind

Margarita Steinberg, 29 June 2018 ‘Meet the technology’: workshop participants practicing the lead-and-follow interface used as a starting point for learning this Experiential Learning format Introduction The approach introduced at this workshop uses physical movement, in connection with a partner, to model interaction dynamics, whether of situations in the workplace, elements of a discipline, and… Continue reading Experiential Learning of the Embodied Kind

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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