Category Archives: TLDF Mini Projects

Improving student engagement with assessment and feedback through peer review

Professor Helen Parish, School of Humanities h.l.parish@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2014-15 Overview The project investigated recent research and practice in peer assessment and feedback in order to implement a peer assessment model for use within History, and develop a framework for … 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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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 the Digital Text: Literature and the New Technologies

Professor Michelle O’Callaghan, School of Literature and Languages m.f.ocallaghan@reading.ac.uk Overview The project ‘Teaching the Digital Text: Literature and the New Technologies’ employed two undergraduate research assistants to help in the design of a Part Three module that aims to introduce … Continue reading

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MOOCs at Reading – what, why and where next?

Dr Clare Wright, School of Literature and Languages c.e.m.wright@reading.ac.uk Year(s) of activity: 2014-15 Overview This project funded a small team of researchers and teaching practitioners from the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics to explore teaching and learning implications … Continue reading

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The Language Learning Advisor scheme

Alison Fenner, International Study and Language Institute j.a.fenner@reading.ac.uk Year(s) of case study activity: 2012-13 Overview The scheme provided training for students to act as Language Learning Advisors (LLAs) to Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) and Modern Languages and European Studies (MLES) … Continue reading

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Campus Wildlife Champions

Dr Graham J. Holloway, School of Biological Sciences g.j.holloway@reading.ac.uk Year(s) of activity: 2014-15 Overview Students (mostly BSc Ecology and Wildlife Conservation students) carried out species identification activities in The Centre for Wildlife Assessment and Conservation on Wednesday afternoons. Students were … Continue reading

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Politics Show on Junction11 Radio

Dr Alan Renwick, School of Politics, Economics and International Relations Year of activity: 2014/15 Overview Our Teaching and Learning Development Fund (TLDF) award was used to fund the purchase of a laptop and recording equipment to help students in preparing … Continue reading

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