Dr James Gerrard

Over the Threshold: formative work in the first days at university

Archaeology students submit an formative piece, “What will I get from my degree?” near the start of Semester 1. Find out more from Dr James Gerrard in this Case Study.

Tom Astley

Assessment and feedback

Tom Astley, winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Feedback Teaching Excellence Award shares his approach to providing continuous feedback to students.

A group of students at Grey's Monument

Peer review to improve essay writing for first years in School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Dr Kirsten MacLeod, Lecturer School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Introduced compulsory Peer Review for First Year students. Who is involved? Dr Stacy Gillis, Dr Ruth Connolly and Dr Kirsten MacLeod introduced a peer review component for first term survey modules. Seminar tutors divide all of Read more about Peer review to improve essay writing for first years in School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics[…]

Picture of students at the event

Shared sense-making through practical application of filmic storytelling for non-film students in literature

Dr Tina Gharavi, Senior Lecturer School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? I am a filmmaker and Senior Lecturer who uses practice-based learning to teach students about theory and application of learning/skills Who is involved? Only myself and third year students How do you do it? I Read more about Shared sense-making through practical application of filmic storytelling for non-film students in literature[…]

Reflective blogging with the ePortfolio and enabling students to ‘wake up and smell the coffee’!

Fiona Thompson, Lecturer Newcastle University Business School Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Use of the ePortfolio to underpin BUS1005 (Developing Academic and Employability Skills) to create reflective learning ‘blogging’ opportunities for first year students to make connections between their skills and skills required for current/future learning and employability. Who is involved? Fiona Read more about Reflective blogging with the ePortfolio and enabling students to ‘wake up and smell the coffee’![…]

The House of Commons workshop approach

Dr Andrew Law, Senior Lecturer School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Developed a House of Commons series of workshops for the Stage 3 Planning Theory and Politics course. It is a very political course that allows students to debate philosophical and political issues, from the environment, to Read more about The House of Commons workshop approach[…]

Practicing and critiquing the use of market methods in planning

Dr David Webb, Lecturer School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Technical assessments of development viability and retail need are often lengthy and complicated in nature and frequently involve Excel spreadsheets with multiple sheets and inter-linking information and/ or reports totalling hundreds of pages. In this module, these Read more about Practicing and critiquing the use of market methods in planning[…]