Lana Liu, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance in NUBS and Mei Lin, Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistic in ECLS describe how they developed a critical learning skills (CLS) framework, which identifies critical moments in students’ learning journey and pedagogical strategies focusing on knowledge application and critical evaluations and helps inform critical thinking (CT) in curriculum design.
Emily Smith, LET Coordinator in FMS TEL, describes how she worked with Sue Campbell and Krissie Howkins from the Chemotherapy Nurse Training module team, responding to negative student feedback to review and revamp materials for an unpopular topic in the module, replacing text heavy resources with animated infographics, and interactive quizzes using H5P, turning the topic into one of the most popular of the module.
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.
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 Simon Parry, Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance Newcastle Unviersity Business School Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences In this case study, Dr Simon Parry takes us on a guided tour through his approach for structuring the MBA Accounting Canvas Course. Contents: 0:13 Introduction 1:19 Module order 3:39 Section order 5:17 Blended learning approach Read more about Canvas Course Structure – Guided Tour[…]
Virtual exchanges can support internationalisation of curricula as well as developing a range of skills that students might need to live and work internationally. This collaborative case study covers the who, how and why of incorporating virtual exchanges into the MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
Dr James Gerrard used formative tests with postgraduate students which helps to encourage engagement with resources and contributes to better summative assessment grades.
The ‘You are what you make’ Archaeology module uses a mix of online videos and physically engaging practical activities to create an effective and engaging learning environment.
Fiona Holdsworth from the FMS Graduate School explains how discussion boards are used to shape learning around a difficult subject.
Dr Sue Thorpe records feedback using Blackboard for MSc Psychology Students. Students have responded well to this with lots of positive comments. Read more in the case study.
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