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Learning at University

This article introduces concepts around teaching pedagogy; flipped and blended learning.
Man studying with laptop as well as pen and paper

One key buzzword that you may hear a lot is ‘Blended Learning’. This just means the blend of online learning (often done at your own pace or ‘asynchronously’) and on-campus learning (often done with others at the same time or ‘synchronously’).

Believe it or not, but this type of learning has been part of Higher Education for a long time, not just in response to Covid-19, and there are a lot of benefits to this type of learning. For example, we all learn at different paces and in different ways; online content means you can learn key material at your own pace and in your own time, and that might be different for everybody.

By taking the time to learn key content at your own pace, when you come together to learn and discuss topics with your lecturers and your peers, you already know a bit about what you’re talking about. This is often called ‘flipped learning’ where you learn key content FIRST in your own time, then discuss and apply that knowledge with others.

We’ve created a useful webpage of resources and information relating to Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences that you can access below. You can also follow the links within that resource to find more information about our programmes.

Education in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

The University of Hull has also created the infographic that you can access below that helps explain flipped and blended learning.

Have you heard about the flipped/blended model of teaching?

One key difference between school or college education and University is the emphasis on independent learning. At University we encourage and, as you progress through the degree start to expect more, independent learning. We give you the tools, resources and starting points to aid your learning, but there is a greater emphasis on you to explore more, read more and ultimately understand more outside of that. This helps you on your way to developing a natural interest and desire to continue in your own personal development and life-long learning.

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