"active learning" blog posts
H5P Pilot - Examples from the University so far
H5P is an easy to use tool for the creation of interactive learning resources in Canvas and elsewhere. We have been running a pilot jointly between CIE and the School of Medicine since 2022 with a number of author licenses available for staff to use.
Posted on: 25 January 2024
Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 28, the one with the M&Ms
In Episode 28, our discussion of lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items delved into the power of narrative and stories in capturing students' attention, the anxiety both educators and learners face, role-play and embodied learning, underscoring the importance of empathy, creating a conducive, safe learning environment with a holistic development of head, heart, and hands in education.
Posted on: 18 December 2023
Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 27, the one with the kiss of blood
In Episode 27, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion evoked an environment where students exercise agency and confidence to explore new ideas through experiments, metaphorical imagery, gamification and where students are guided through complex threshold concepts with a range of exciting and fun pedagogies drawing on active learning, collaboration and peer learning. …
Posted on: 6 December 2023
Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 16 - the one with the knots
In Episode 16, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, we talked about being responsive to our students’ needs, and going back to basics if need be, the pedagogy of kindness, the role of lectures and the importance of listening as part of the learning process.
Posted on: 26 January 2022
Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 9 - the one with the tree house
In Episode 9, ungrading, threshold concepts, the Balloon Academy - lots of pedagogies and lightbulb moments resonated in today’s discussion. A common theme was linking learning to anything to do with moving and making.
Posted on: 24 June 2021
Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 3 - the one with all the Ms
In Episode 3, an episode of Ms, Mathew, Matt and Katherine share various student-centred and collaborative learning inspired lightbulb moments and teaching props.
Posted on: 15 December 2020
Trying out Hybrid Teaching on Campus
Colleagues joined a trial of on-campus teaching to gain first-hand experience of teaching in a socially distanced way, with some participating as remote learners. Please read on to find out our observations with the trial.
Posted on: 29 September 2020
Transitioning to Hybrid Active Learning
Please bear with us as we are busy behind the scenes working with the faculty APVCEs to develop further guidance and resources to support you with learning and teaching in 2020/21. This will include supporting two modules per faculty which can be used as examples of hybrid active learning.
Posted on: 23 July 2020
Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 1 (Parts 1 and 2)
The age-old question: if you were stranded on an island what pedagogies would you bring? How might you take your lightbulb moments with your students into next semester’s socially distanced campus, your treasure island? Tune in to our very t(r)opical two-part podcast, inspired by Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, in which four @LivUni lecturers share their lightbulb moments and treasure island pedagogies.
Posted on: 17 June 2020