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Team Work Training – Alien Alliance Groupwork Board Game

Dr Catherine Douglas (staff: she/her) and Manjot Brar (student intern: she/her) from the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, discuss the development of an innovative ice-breaking board game to enable students to discuss effective strategies for addressing common group working issues, and learn about the value of feedback. Students were integral to the design of the game which was funded to address requests for support in preparing for groupwork. This extremely successful pilot initiative will continue to be used and can be loaned out to anyone interested in reviewing the game and trialing with their students.

Rosalind Beaumont

The SustainaWHAT? Gatherings – embedding Education for Sustainable Development in PGR education and researcher development

Rosalind Beaumont, Senior Lecturer in School X discusses how Newcastle PGR students had the opportunity to come together via a cross-faculty series of events during COP26 in November 2021, to explore and discuss their research through the lens of sustainable development. This allowed students to develop a wide range of skills, collaborate across disciplines and reflect on their experiences and learning.

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Supporting student groupwork

Group work was introduced right at the start of this Planning module to get students working together ready for their assessed group project. Find out how it worked.

Dr Sara Marsham
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Using BuddyCheck to Support Peer Review

Sarah Carnegie, Lecturer of Human Resource Management Newcastle University Business School Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Using Buddycheck to support the peer review of assessed group work on a 40-credit capstone module BUS3053 Management Consultancy. Business School policy is that peer review will be carried out on any module where Read more about Using BuddyCheck to Support Peer Review[…]

INTO Pathway and Canvas Structures

Tami King and Nataliya Thomson, Module Leaders INTO Newcastle University What did you do? Created an easy-to-follow main homepage and pathway structure for multiple classes in one Canvas course. Made it very easy for students to navigate through, using five main areas of navigation to keep the structure straight forward. Pathways had a similar look Read more about INTO Pathway and Canvas Structures[…]

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[…]