Dr Angela Mazzetti, Senior Lecturer in Management Practice in NUBS explored how the transferability of human resource management concepts to a wider global context could be enhanced through involving international students in the co-creation of session content, enabling the concept of ‘the quality of working life’ to be explored from a diversity of global perspectives, encouraging students to reflect on how these insights might impact their future practice as people professionals.
Dr Amy Proctor and Dr Beth Clark designed a problem-based learning session for students of Sustainability in Practice – a new shared module for Agriculture, Earth and Environment, and Applied Social Sciences Cluster (AESSC) students. In this session, students will use AI tools to generate solutions to food insecurity, and evaluate them critically.
Benjamin Bader, Senior Lecturer in International Human Resource Management in NUBS, combined the critical tenets of active learning and formative assessment by incorporating the active learning method of Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IFAT) scratch cards into the BUS3021 module, moving students away from the passive intake of information to a more engaged, dynamic learning process where they could apply their understanding to solve problems, think critically, while making learning enjoyable and stimulating.
Jytte Seested Nielsen (Reader in Economics) from Newcastle University Business School developed decision-making experiments for her students to participate in, promote engagement in the module and encourage active learning to consolidate their understanding and prepare them for assessment.
Lee Fawcett, Senior Lecturer in Maths, Stats and Physics, discusses how he collaborated with the University of Florida to develop a short virtual exchange course around the use/misuse of data – enabling students to collaborate with overseas students, while also addressing inequalities relating to physical mobility opportunities and embedding intercultural awareness into the undergraduate curriculum.
Dr Helen Mason and Gabrielle Vallons explain how the Peer Mentor Induction Period Challenge on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is incorporated into first year teaching and delivered to students studying Nutrition and Dietetics, creating opportunities for students to submit group proposals for creative and innovative solutions to campus related issues with the potential to have lasting impact across the student body, alongside enhancing Peer Mentors’ personal and professional development.
Tracy Scurry, Professor of Work and Employment and Sarah Carnegie, Senior Lecturer in HRM from Newcastle University Business School, discuss the Get Sust! project, working in partnership with students to develop a game-based learning approach to engage Business School students with sustainable development, to facilitate a social and developmental learning experience, and support the personal development of students by enhancing their teamworking skills and global and cultural awareness.
Dr Raghda Zahran, Programme and Project Manager from the Project Management Office worked with colleagues from the School of Computing to engage postgraduate students taking an Innovation Project, offering students a unique opportunity to apply their Data Science skills meaningfully, alongside developing an understanding of Learning Analytics from Newcastle University students’ perspectives, to inform the development of practical tools and strategies.
Alina Schartner, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics collaborated with Nathan Rousseau, from Indiana University-Purdue University, Columbus (IUPUC) on a 4-week curriculum-embedded virtual exchange activity entitled ‘critical intercultural incidents’, involving MA Cross-Cultural Communication students at Newcastle University and undergraduate sociology students at (IUPUC).
Dr Adam Rathbone, Lecturer in Social and Clinical Pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy collaborated with Dr Meganne Masko, Associate Professor of Music Therapy, to adapt the intergroup dialogue method of developing cultural competence to a virtual exchange between Pharmacy students in Newcastle and Music Therapy students from Indiana University – Purdue University, Indiana (IUPUI).