How our participants made teaching more interactive

Across the disciplines, most interviewed participants (31 out of 45, 69%) explicitly described using interactive pedagogies, guided by some form of active learning. In the words of one participant, ‘I don’t tend to lecture...I’m actually trying to get them to work together to share with one another and do something a little bit different’ (Participant … Continue reading How our participants made teaching more interactive

Getting discussion going on controversial topics in politics

I'm trying to diversify the teaching. For instance, I want to have continuous discussion sessions where we move between lectures and discussions. Sometimes I incorporate videos into the classroom and ask students their opinion about that. I think different teaching activities appeal to different students, for instance, I also bring very short newspaper articles into … Continue reading Getting discussion going on controversial topics in politics

‘Show and tell’ icebreaker for online seminar

Jenny Lewin-Jones j.lewin-jones@worc.ac.uk Context: BA Sociology (this is for a first year online lockdown seminar) Students: This seminar cohort has 12 students, 3 of whom are international and in lockdown back in their home countries Class size: This seminar only has 12, more typical would be 25 Format: Seminar (i.e. whole group discussion of 10 … Continue reading ‘Show and tell’ icebreaker for online seminar

Student generated material: blogging for internationalisation

University of Manchester MA / PGT level Education Optional course unit called Higher Education in International Contexts.  Our student cohort is almost exclusively international students, mostly from mainland China, so traditional approaches to incorporating students’ experiences from around the world don’t work well in our context. Instead, I set up this unit using the principles … Continue reading Student generated material: blogging for internationalisation