Category Archives: Learning Design

Using an enquiry-based learning assessed work activity to enhance assessment and feedback

Professor Paul Almond, School of Law p.j.almond@reading.ac.uk Overview A project to encourage students enrolled on a Part Three module within the School of Law, Criminology (LW3CRY), to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the links between criminological theory and policy, … Continue reading

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Incorporating research seminar series into teaching and learning

Dr Louise Johnson, School of Biological Sciences l.j.johnson@reading.ac.uk Overview In the School of Biological Studies a module, Seminars in Biology (BI3S78) was created, utilising the existing research seminar series within the School to structure assessment. The module is easily adaptable … Continue reading

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‘What did I do wrong?’ Supporting independent learning practices to avoid plagiarism

Helen Hathaway, Library; Clare Nukui, International Foundation Programme; Dr Kim Shahabudin, Study Advice; Dr Elisabeth Wilding, International Study and Language Institute h.m.hathaway@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2012-13 Overview The development of an Academic Integrity Toolkit for academic tutors to draw on, … Continue reading

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From a traditional classroom to a flipped classroom

Dr Karsten O. Lundqvist, School of Systems Engineering k.o.lundqvist@reading.ac.uk Year(s) of activity: 2013-14 Overview A flipped classroom approach was trialed for the Part Two Java module (SE2JA11) taught in the School of Systems Engineering.  Objectives Encourage students on the module to … Continue reading

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Exploring modern languages linguistics

Dr Federico Faloppa and Dr Chiara Ciarlo, School of Literature and Languages f.faloppa@reading.ac.uk Overview The project successfully developed an introductory module in general linguistics, with a focus on foreign language specific issues for Part Two students who choose to do a single or … Continue reading

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Integrating Facebook into team-based learning

Dr Christopher Voisey, Henley Business School c.j.voisey@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2014/15 Overview The core Part Two undergraduate module, International Business Management and Strategy (MM272), was redesigned on two pillars: teamwork, and social media (Facebook). Formal student evaluations were high and … Continue reading

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Developing the module ‘Persuasive Writing’ and considering the professional development of our students

Dr Cindy Becker, Literature and Languages l.m.becker@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2014/15 Overview In order to allow a module offered within the Department of English Literature to map onto the needs of the professional world, a PLanT project was created to … Continue reading

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Developing a tailored study support package for postgraduate students

Dr Amanda Branson, Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences a.branson@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2014-15 Overview This project focused on identifying challenges faced by mature students studying alongside full time employment, and developing ameliorative practices and resources. Structured interviews conducted with 40 … Continue reading

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Teaching in a divided classroom: the impact of internationalisation and marketisation on business education

Dr John Latsis, Henley Business School j.s.latsis@henley.ac.uk Year(s) of activity: 2013-14 Overview In the postgraduate module Managing People and Organisations (MMM048), provided by the School of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour, assessment methods were altered in a manner that was mindful … Continue reading

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Incorporating digital modelling into teaching and learning: Digital Silchester

Dr Matthew Nicholls, School of Humanities m.c.nicholls@reading.ac.uk Year(s) of activity: 2012-3 Overview Following on from the success of the Virtual Rome project, a Classics module was constructed to teach Part Three undergraduate students 3D digital modelling for the purposes of … Continue reading

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