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Sussex Education Festival 2024 Programme

Please join us for the second Sussex Education Festival, an event for anyone involved in delivering education at Sussex. The event will be held over two days. You can attend the Festival in-person (9.30-4pm on 10 July) in the Woodland

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Guessing and Gender Bias in Multiple-Choice Quizzes with Negative Marking

Dr Matteo Madotto, Lecturer in Economics, University of Sussex Business School.[1] Introduction When designing multiple-choice quizzes (MCQs), an important decision to make is whether or not to apply negative marking to incorrect answers. The main rationale for penalizing wrong answers

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Measuring educational gain through Assurance of Learning (AoL)

Farai is Associate Dean (Education & Students) in the University of Sussex Business School and Professor in the Department of Economics. She has several years’ higher education teaching experience in statistics, development economics and other applied economics topics. She has

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A student led session on reviving curiosity and student engagement

First year student reps, Ismah Irsalina Binti Irwandy and Liv Camacho Wejbrandt, co-developed and delivered a workshop for lecturers at the Engineering and Informatics Teaching and Learning Away Day. Here they explain the part they played in developing the session,

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Behold the Seminars: Reflections on Student Feedback

Maria Hadjimarkou is a Lecturer in Biological Psychology at the University of Sussex School of Psychology.  She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the SEDA Community of Practice for Transitions. She has several years of

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The Evidence-Informed-Teaching Infographics Project: a novel and engaging way to communicate scholarship

Sue Robbins is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Director of Continuing Professional Development in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities. Evidence-informed Teaching Whereas research-informed teaching refers to the different ways in which students are exposed to research content

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Encouraging attendance and engagement through portfolio assessment

Lynne Murphy is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex. Her research and teaching concerns lexicology, lexical semantics, and pragmatics, and transatlantic Englishes. Twice a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar, she is currently writing a book about small

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