Learning development in a creative faculty A faculty-based learning developer (LD) must accommodate the full range of subjects and types of learners in their specific contexts. The ‘design thinking’ (DT) five basic stages of ‘empathise, define, ideate, prototype, test’ that …

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Artstor contains over 2.5 million images on a wide range of subjects.  You can use any of these images for assignments (lecturers can also use them for teaching and research (provided they are used behind a password, e.g. in Moodle).  If …

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The TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching offers over 750 entries on the essential practical and theoretical aspects of teaching English as a second language. Each entry is helpfully organised into three sections: “Framing the issue,” “Making the case,” and “Pedagogical …

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It’s a big, wide ocean of information out there and fishing for the things you want for your particular assignment can be challenging.  That’s where the Library can help.  Check out our top five tips below for getting on and …

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The University has just been awarded Teaching Excellence Framework Gold status.  Only three other institutions in South East England have achieved this.  The report confirmed that the University delivers: “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students,” and that …

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If you are an avid collector of Pokemon, or indeed just have a passing familiarity with Pokemon Go, you may be interested in how the game concept has been used by a university in Thailand to teach children in rural communities about the …

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Missed a timetabled library workshop recently?  Just need to find a few extra academic sources for your essay or dissertation? Then please come along to one of the i-find Academic Information workshops, scheduled especially for students in the Faculty of …

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