Monthly Archives: November 2011

‘To spoon feed is not to nurture’

*This Times Higher Education piece is on a topic that many of you have raised in discussion…  though it only just touches on the range of issues relating, it’s worth picking up on. [Following up the reference in the article to a … Continue reading

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A mixed bag of influences on HE

Just a small selection of influences that caught my attention over this last month or so… mix these all together and I’m not sure what you get… *Even though not directly impacting on HE, there are implications implicit in this latest from the … Continue reading

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Teaching languages with Xerte Toolkits – free online session

* Tune in to Xerte Friday – next session 25th November, 1.00 If you can’t make the date, you can pick up on the recordings. All information on this site  

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The BIG lottery fund launches a new programme

With a bit of imagination… there’s lots to aim for as  ‘The BIG lottery fund launches The Millenium Now programme’ Applications must fit into one of the five project types: Helping disadvantaged families to be healthy and live well;  Helping … Continue reading

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‘Steal this presentation’

I picked these links up from the Linkedin Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) discussion group that occasionally sprouts some gems:  *Steal this Presentation and *Life after Death by Powerpoint Both good ways of raising awareness and discussion about powerpoint as learners prepare to give presentations – so … Continue reading

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Teacher Ed: developing assessment & feedback for effective learning

* A Teacher Education Advancement Network event ‘This workshop will be of interest to staff in higher education who would like to develop their assessment practice.  It is aimed at those in teacher education but will be relevant to other … Continue reading

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