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Staff guide Enquiry Based Learning Enquiry in its simplest form is about questioning, seeking new information and looking for answers. Enquiry-based learning (EBL) harnesses the power of enquiry. A well designed EBL approach is centred on the enquirers (students) at the heart of the activity. EBL champions curiosity and encourages students to not only ask questions, but to ask robust, considered and well researched questions and share their findings with peers. staff guides research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment confidence spotlight guide
Staff guide Learning Outcomes with Blooms Verb Guide Writing learning outcomes is the first step in creating your teaching. Whether for a single session, a module you’re leading, or a complete programme, learning outcomes form the foundation of what you want to teach and how your students learn. Bloom’s taxonomy (1956) of different objectives and skills includes six levels of learning that can help you structure effective learning outcomes, teaching activities and assessments (“Bloom’s Taxonomy | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University,” n.d.). staff guides research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment spotlight guide
Staff guide Cultural Integration of Home and Overseas Students Overseas students play a vital role in the success of the University and meeting their multiculturally diverse needs is essential for that to happen. This should be pursued, not in isolation, but in the context of their cultural integration with students from the UK. staff guides active learning confidence global citizenship spotlight guide
Staff guide Authentic Assessment Assessment is considered authentic when it requires students to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills to realistic scenarios. Assessment tasks can then reflect those expected from graduate-level professionals. Wiggins (1990) defines assessment as authentic if it is realistic, requires judgement, simulates real life contexts and assesses students’ judgement in negotiating a complex task, whilst allowing appropriate opportunities to practice and receive feedback on performance. staff guides active learning authentic assessment confidence spotlight guide
Staff guide Capstone Projects Capstone research and enquiry projects afford opportunities for students to learn through active enquiry and research, at every curriculum level (Fung, 2017). Such projects are often undertaken as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students (GSP, 2016) towards the end of their studies. They are designed so that students can demonstrate their breadth of learning across a programme by applying knowledge to a project, topic, piece of research or ‘real world’ issue (Centre for Innovation in Education, 2019). staff guides research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency confidence global citizenship spotlight guide
Staff guide Multi-cultural Group Work Group work (GW) can enhance student experience and engagement. Individuals negotiate their learning and scaffold knowledge through group activities and discussion. Working in diverse groups increases students’ cross-cultural awareness and helps foster a sense of belonging, assisting their social integration. It is not always easy to design and implement successful multicultural group work. Learners may say they prefer to work in homogenous groups - achieving higher grades due to easier communication, having shared cultural experiences, and avoiding linguistic difficulties. staff guides active learning authentic assessment confidence global citizenship spotlight guide
Staff guide Student-Staff Partnership Student-Staff Partnership is an approach to thinking and working in education that uses collaboration between students and staff in the design of teaching & learning. Traditionally staff carry out changes to course designs taking on-board suggestions from the ‘Student Voice’ (via course reps or end of unit evaluations). However, within student-staff partnership responsibility for change is shared mutually, with collaboration taking place earlier in the design process before changes are set in stone (Mercer-Mapstone & Marie, 2019). staff guides active learning authentic assessment confidence global citizenship spotlight guide
Staff guide Digital Fluency Digitally fluent graduates think critically and make balanced judgements as they select and use digital platforms to connect, collaborate, and communicate in academic and professional contexts and as citizens. They are open to continuously developing digital practices and artefacts and they manage their digital identity in a professional and responsible manner allowing appropriate opportunities to practice and receive feedback on performance. staff guides digital fluency spotlight guide
Staff guide Inclusive Curriculum An inclusive curriculum ensures that all students, including those with protected characteristics, have equal opportunity to participate and succeed at every stage (AdvanceHE, n.d.). staff guides research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency confidence global citizenship spotlight guide
Case study Using mobiles for learner-centred listening lessons This case study outlines how mobile devices have been used for listening activities during lessons. case study active learning digital fluency
Case study Mediating Memory - Blog assessment Students designed and curated a ‘virtual museum’ in the form of a multi-media blog page. case study research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency confidence global citizenship
Case study Virtual immersive clinical simulation This case study explores the use of virtual reality as a tool for simulated learning. case study research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency confidence
Case study A blended approach to teaching Therapeutic Radiography students physics This case study demonstrates how a blended learning approach can improve students’ confidence. case study research connected teaching active learning digital fluency confidence
Case study Bouncebackability: the importance of resilience in the graduate job market In this case study resilience based learning activities are used to help students develop self awareness case study research connected teaching active learning confidence
Case study Developing student research skills and confidence through an academic style Student Journal Insider Imprint is a student journal for undergraduate and masters students. case study research connected teaching active learning confidence
Case study Placing cultural difference, teamwork, and peer-learning at the heart of a new learning design How the practice and theory of online education improved the learning experience of on-campus students. case study research connected teaching active learning global citizenship
Case study Getting to know you: Dragons' Den as an interprofessional learning activity Students from six health professional programmes engaged in a Dragons’ Den activity to promote interdisciplinary understanding of their roles. case study research connected teaching active learning confidence
Case study Using webinars to promote student engagement and confidence Webinars have been used in this case study to provide off-campus students with interactive learning opportunities. case study research connected teaching active learning digital fluency confidence global citizenship
Case study Student video production projects as pedagogic tools Producing short videos helps students enhance subject knowledge, communication skills and digital fluency. case study research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency confidence
Case study Developing self-regulated learners: promoting student engagement with feedback This case study showcases an approach to developing students' self-regulatory behaviours, improving their confidence, focus and performance. case study research connected teaching active learning confidence
Case study Using 360° images, and reporting 'near misses', to engage students with Health and Safety Using technology to prepare students for a physical environment in which they are still learners or novices. case study research connected teaching active learning confidence
Case study Greening the campus: Implementing change through interdisciplinary ‘real-world’ projects This case study explores the use of real-world projects with interdisciplinary and intercultural groups. case study research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency confidence global citizenship
Case study Developing digital fluency and critical thinking through digital humanities scholarship Follow this case study’s students as they become digital detectives of the past. case study research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency confidence global citizenship
Case study Authentic assessment in a non-vocational discipline: consultancy-led assessment in Geography and Environmental Science Three modules using authentic assessment in the form of consultancy reports aimed at real clients. case study research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency confidence
Case study Creating researchers of the future using freely accessible tools By creating accessible, intuitive research tools you can enable students to undertake and engage with high level, research standard work. case study research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency confidence global citizenship
Case study The use of e-interviews to Support Preparation for Practice in PG and UG Radiotherapy Preparing students for a digital recruitment process. case study active learning digital fluency confidence
Case study An exploration of types of feedback given to clinical dental students, and how best it can be used in support of their learning Assessment and Feedback as part of a developmental process. case study authentic assessment
Case study Using authentic assessment and outreach activity to upskill students studying Portuguese Beyond assessment: how students are sharing their experiences of language learning and cultural diversity in local schools. case study active learning authentic assessment confidence global citizenship
Case study Problem-solving with Lego® SeriousPlay® Developing first-year postgraduate researchers creative problem-solving skills. case study active learning confidence
Case study Imagination takes Command: students as agents of civic engagement Developing student attributes through real world urban regeneration projects. case study research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency confidence global citizenship
Case study Enhancing a School’s Curriculum using Technology: Process and Recommendations Creating and implementing a TEL strategy to provide new opportunities for learning and teaching. case study research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency
Staff guide Peer Assisted Learning Bridging the gap between school and university is a longstanding issue in HE, requiring students to adapt to a different educational environment. PAL is a student-to-student support in which higher year students (‘leaders’) facilitate study sessions for lower year students. PAL is growing in popularity due to a number of factors, including research evidence of the impact of PAL (Keenan 2014; Sedghi 2013), as well as the scheme’s promotion of ‘students as partners’ in learning. staff guides active learning confidence spotlight guide
Case study Embedding authentic Careers and Employability activities into the Chemistry curriculum Preparing students for the graduate recruitment process and beyond. case study active learning authentic assessment confidence digital fluency
Case study Enhancing students’ experience and academic performance through peer assisted learning How peer assisted learning benefits new and existing students. case study active learning confidence
Case study Research Internship Module: Enhancing employability through outward mobility Rethinking international opportunities for students is creating more globally-connected researchers. case study research connected teaching confidence global citizenship
Staff guide Digital Storytelling Storytelling is a powerful tool for learning: humans are hardwired to make sense of their lives and their surroundings through stories (Gottschall, 2012). In educational contexts, the storyteller engages more deeply with the subject (Salpeter, 2005). Digital storytelling is the practice of using digital technology to tell stories that have a purpose and present a particular point of view. Unlike traditional stories, digital stories are presented through a mix of modes: text, visuals, audio and video. staff guides research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment digital fluency spotlight guide
Staff guide Formative Assessment Formative assessment refers to a range of both formal and informal assessment procedures conducted during the learning process. They enable and support modification to both teaching and learning activities and to improve student attainment (Crooks, 2001). It generally has a developmental purpose, designed to enable students to learn more effectively by providing them with feedback on their performance and indicating how this can be improved or maintained. Formative assessments typically focus on the details of performance and content rather than scores and as such tend to include qualitative feedback (Huhta, 2010). staff guides active Learning authentic assessment confidence spotlight guide
Staff guide Designing Academic Integrity into Curricula Academic Integrity underpins every aspect of both staff and student activity in higher education. Providing credit for people’s work and ideas, reporting accurate research findings and completing our own work is vital to the reputation of higher education institutions, academics and our students as future professionals. However academic integrity is often only considered from a negative perspective, when a breach occurs. staff guides confidence digital fluency global citizenship spotlight guide
Staff guide Improving Academic Integrity using Turnitin Turnitin Feedback Studio is one of the widely used tools at the University of Liverpool for electronic management of assessment (EMA). Its key features are online submissions, ability to provide feedback and to check a document for originality. Turnitin stress that the tool is not to check for plagiarism, but to detect where there are instances of writing match against its sources. But there are still ways you can combat contract cheating and interpret plagiarism. staff guides confidence digital fluency spotlight guide
Video Accessible Presentations This video is for anyone presenting to students and other audiences. It identifies some common issues for neuro-diverse and disabled learners and explores some quick ways to create more accessible presentation slides and resources.
Case study Delivering Undergraduate Political Speeches: Creating confident communicators How combining practical training and academic research enabled students to write and deliver convincing arguments. case study research connected teaching active learning authentic assessment confidence digital fluency global citizenship
Staff guide Innovative Digital Assessment In this guide, we propose you to consider setting assessments in formats not considered before. What is considered innovation in one discipline might not be considered as such in another. However, innovation generally means change directed at improving a current practice, and that the initiator sees this change as innovation in a specific context (Hannan and Silver, 2000). To proponents of digital innovation, the question is not whether technology should be used in classrooms, but how it should be used (Wellings and Levine, 2009). staff guides active learning authentic assessment confidence digital fluency spotlight guide