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#LTHEchat 147 The Hidden Curriculum with @scholastic_rat

The ‘Hidden Curriculum’ refers to the tacit, unintended, unacknowledged lessons that are passed on alongside the formal curriculum. Education acts as a form of socialisation after all, and alongside the subject matter, we also implicitly inculcate norms, values and beliefs … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 146 Teaching Excellence: the drivers and barriers from a practitioner perspective with @cwaterhouse_e

When defining teaching excellence I can only talk about an institution-specific culture, and what it looks like at my institution, Harper Adams. Here it’s based on interactiveness, where colleagues are really engaging with students and thinking outside the box in … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 145 PGRs Who Teach with @CatherineLill20

PGRs have very different opportunities to teach. Some institutions (or departments) rely on PGRs to deliver teaching but provide limited or no support for their development. Others value and nurture this as a vital career stage, recognising that for those … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 144 Celebrating Failure with @NomadWarMachine and @DrAnnBingham

Failure is often a dirty word in education: it’s associated with a loss of credit for students, work needing to be redone, resits, being held back. For staff it is associated with lack of promotion, awkward conversations in yearly performance … Continue reading

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#LTHEChat 143 Sketchnoting Extra Activity with Dawne Bell @belld17

Wow! Wow! Wow! What an amazing chat that was! Thank you so much for sharing all of your fantastically creative ideas and just for fun, we thought it might be nice to present a little award for the most creative, … Continue reading

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#LTHEChat 143 Sketchnoting with Dawne Bell @belld17 April 10th 2019 8-9pm BST

While the use of visual techniques including pictures, graphs, charts, videos and patterns in letters or learning are well known, the advantages of learners creating their own visuals to help retain focus and as a technique to aid memory recall … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 142 Use of broadcast media and other AV resources across the disciplines with @cjrw

Unless someone in the Western world makes an intentional decision to go “off grid”, they are likely to encounter daily exposure to an abundance of audiovisual content. Television availability blossomed from three or four terrestrial channels in my youth, to … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 141 How can staff development support effectively the work of professionals (staff and students)? with @DrRossEspinoza

There are multiple definitions of staff development and names used to describe this area of work. For this discussion, let’s start with one. Staff development can be described as a continuous process involving “education, training, learning and support activities”. It … Continue reading

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#LTHEChat 140 #RAISEEngAssess Authenticity in Assessments with @KiuSum @J_JutleyNeilson @OBrienUoL1

The next #LTHEchat will be hosted by the co-convenors of RAISE Special Interest Group, ‘Engaging Assessment’ (#RAISEEngAssess) discussing “Authenticity in Assessments”. (And yes, is double hashtags!) Inspired by the successful #LTHEchat monthly chat with #AdvanceHE_chat with the recent topic on … Continue reading

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#LTHEChat 139 Nurturing a feedback culture with @invisiblegrail

Honest feedback is hard. It can be hard to listen to, and difficult to give. Yet as Learning and Teaching practitioners, this is a core part of the learning process for our students; it helps them to listen and respond … Continue reading

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