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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!

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The 3rd Active Learning Conference is almost here!

Join us on Tuesday 11th June for an action-packed day of all things active learning. We will be in the Conference Centre, Bramber House, University of Sussex. To book one of the last free tickets, check our Eventbrite site here To see what is on offer, check out our exciting programme here Many thanks to… Continue reading The 3rd Active Learning Conference is almost here!