Category Archives: Teaching Approaches

‘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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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 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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Assessing the use of Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education: the case of trading simulation software at the ICMA Centre

Dr Ioannis Oikonomou, ICMA Centre i.oikonomou@icmacentre.ac.uk Year(s) of activity: 2013-14 Overview This project reviewed the effectiveness of the ICMA Centre’s use of trading simulation software, a unique combination of problem-based learning and role-playing which uses modern technology.  While it was found … Continue reading

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