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Using Role Play to Teach Policy Making for Managing Disease Outbreaks

By Alex Mankoo, Lecturer in Public Policy As part of the Policy Making and Policy Analysis (PMPA) module in SPRU, I run a seminar where students take on the role of advisers to principals from governments and international organisations that

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Preparing students for online learning

By Susan SmithAssociate Dean (Education and Students) We’ve moved our content online successfully and developed an assessment but how do the students now know what we expect from them?

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Assessing online

By Susan SmithAssociate Dean (Education and Students) The spread of the Covid-19 virus across the globe and the imminent move to online delivery of teaching and learning is presenting us with the additional challenge of moving our assessments online at

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Rising to the challenge of the online pivot

By Susan SmithAssociate Dean (Education and Students) Many of us have never taught online and rely on traditional modes of assessment. The current ‘online pivot’ is being driven by necessity rather than choice in face of an unprecedented challenge to

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Innovative teaching case study: Josephine Van-Ess

Providing effective feedback to students is an important and challenging aspect of the teaching and learning process especially when dealing with a large cohort. One major challenge we faced teaching on a postgraduate module on leadership with over 200 registered

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Innovative teaching case study: Makailla Mcconnell

In this week’s innovative teaching case study we will explore how Makailla Mcconnell has used gamification in her teaching. Watch the video below to find out how Makailla used Monopoly to teach accounting to her postgraduate students. If you would

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Innovative teaching case study: Mark Fisher

The latest video in our innovative teaching case study series features Mark Fisher, Senior Lecturer in Accounting. Mark met with us to tell us about how he worked alongside Susan Smith, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Associate Dean for Education

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Innovative teaching case study: Shilan Dargahi

This week’s innovative teaching case study features Dr Shilan Dargahi, Lecturer in Economics. Last year Shilan worked closely with the Academic Skills team at the University in order to embed the teaching of essential and transferable academic skills into her

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Innovative Teaching Case Studies: Vasileios-Krallis Gkogkidis

As this new semester gets underway, the Business School is keen to showcase the innovative teaching practices within the School. Over the last few months, the School has been identifying and recording short case study videos in collaboration with Technology

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My Experience Using Lego Serious Play to Teach Human Resources/Organisational Behaviour

By Vasilis Gkogkidis Introduction LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (referred to as LSP for the rest of the article) is a methodology to facilitate workshops where participants respond to tasks by building symbolic and metaphorical models with LEGO bricks and present them to

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