Dr Xin Li, Senior Lecturer in International Management and Degree Program Director for MSc International Business Management describes how he used in-class debate with the 2022/23 cohort of full time MBA students, using group work to develop presentations and debate to encourage communication, self-reflection and learning by giving students the opportunity to listen to and engage with different opinions.
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, 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.
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.
The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences have utilised the Sustainable Development Goals as a platform to develop students’ global awareness and essential graduate attributes. Find out more from Dr Sara Marsham.
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[…]
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[…]
Emily Scullion, Smajo Beso and Jen Naden, Teacher in Architecture INTO Newcastle University What did you do? We set up an online student community using Miro in an attempt to replicate the studio culture that would be otherwise missing from architectural education when teaching online. Miro is an online platform that “provides an engaging, intuitive, Read more about Using MIRO to facilitate a studio culture in Architectural Education while teaching online[…]
INTO foundation students engage with primary sources as part of their British Culture module. Read more about how this approach gives students confidence for independent archival research.
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[…]