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Spaces available via Clearing

If you happen to be a potential Stirling undergraduate from England, Wales or Northern Ireland or a potential international undergraduate, you might be interested to know that there are spaces available via Clearing for 2016-17 entry on a range of courses involving French. 49 more words

News And Events

The Expertise Reversal Effect

I was recently introduced to an article about how people learn, which caused me to reflect on how I deliver training to researchers. I would recommend reading it, as it is potentially relevant to anyone delivering teaching or training. 449 more words

Information Literacy

STARS conference - Supporting student transition: embedding reading practices into the first year Science curriculum

I presented this paper with my co-author Neela Griffiths at the recent STARS 2016 conference. A full version of this Emerging Initiative paper, as it appears in the conference proceedings, is… 253 more words


Maths and EAL

I think most of us, at least those of us at my age, do not have the fondest memories of Mathematics classes in secondary school. 310 more words

General Musings

Learning that Lasts? The Alverno Model and Evaluating Graduate Outcomes

How can we be certain that students are integrating their different learning experiences at University and, furthermore, that they are developing the capacity to apply that learning to the wide range of different contexts that they may experience after they graduate? 2,845 more words

Higher Education

Order of Operations

BODMAS, BIDMAS, PEMDAS… It doesn’t matter what you call it. As long as they know what order we carry out calculations in.

I decided to begin the topic by showing my S3 class how they could write any expression involving subtraction as a sum. 364 more words


Are We Asking the Right Type of Questions?

If you haven’t seen Google’s video, Rubik’s Cube: A question, waiting to be answered, take a minute and watch it.

One of my favorite lines, “…when the right person finds the right question, it can set them on a journey to change the world.” Yet, typically in schools, most of the questions that are asked have an answer, a right answer, and kids are used to this.   529 more words

Katie Martin