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Teaching strategies for different contexts

This week we look at teaching strategies for different contexts. Watch the video below, where UNSW teaching staff were asked these questions: What do you think is the value of …

Professor David Perkins: What’s worth learning?

“A good university teacher ensures that students have a thorough understanding of fundamental concepts, if necessary at the expense of covering excessive content” (Kember & McNaught, 2007, p. 158). What’s …

Strategies for effective tutorials

In this course we have already established there is no one ‘right’ way to teach. This also applies to tutorials, there isn’t just one way to facilitate a tutorial. A …

Approaches to teaching

‘Good teaching and good learning are linked through the student’s experience of what we do. It follows that we cannot teach better unless we are able to see what we …

Good teaching

In Week 1 we looked at student approaches to learning. This week we focus on teaching. Good teaching practice has a major influence on student learning. Teachers strive to achieve …

Summary and reflection

Week 1 Summary and reflection In Our students, our learners there were comments on the increasing diversity among student populations in your institutions and the support mechanisms (or lack of) …

Learning from experience: What the student does

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest. (Confucius) Today the …

If you get stuck

The best place to start is by asking your fellow participants by posting a question on the relevant course step. FutureLearn is a social learning platform so we encourage you …

Surface, deep and strategic approaches to learning

Good teachers understand learning, what it takes to learn, and how to encourage and support deep approaches to learning. Understanding the qualitatively different ways students interpret and undertake tasks has …

Our students, our learners

We start this course by looking at student approaches to learning but first we would like to find out something about the students that you work with in your context. …

Introduction to theories of learning

There has been a lot of research into students’ ideas of, and approaches to, learning. One approach is that students think about learning in six qualitatively different ways: An increase …

Reflective practice

Why are we asking you to take a reflective approach to your practice and develop an ePortfolio in this program? Reflective practice has an important role to play in student …