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Case study reflecting on a final year engineering unit focused on developing employability skills. ...
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Case study reflecting on a first year unit focused on developing employability skills for Accounting and Finance students ...
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Case study reflecting on integrating employability support for doctoral students into an existing event. ...
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Case study reflecting on a first year skills unit which embeds the development of employability skills for first year Policy Studies students. ...
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Case study reflecting on a first year unit involving real-world research for second year Geographical Sciences students. ...
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Case study reflecting on a first year tutorials focused on developing employability skills for Chemistry students. ...
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Case study reflecting on Bristol Law Clinic, enabling law students to engage with the 'law in action' . ...
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Case study reflecting on a masters unit focused on developing employability and sustainability skills for marketing students ...
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Case study reflecting on a second year unit focused on developing employability skills for Computer Science students. ...
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Case study reflecting on a second year unit focused on developing employability skills for Anthropology & Archaeology students ...
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The TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students Through Assessment) project works with programmes at the University to explore how students experience various aspects of their assessment environment, such as the quality of feedback they receive, the split between formative and summative assessment, and how they ...
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In this podcast BILT Student Fellow Jonny Barnes, interviews students about their favourite formative assessments and how they prepared them for their summative assessments. ...
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An interview with Emily describing the use of a face to face and then online CafeBio for students to meet each other and interact. ...
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Details the Creative Futures open unit which explores futures studies from radically different perspectives: how designers and leaders create visions for the future and how these visions help shape more inclusive, caring and radical futures. We engage with these futures conversations in creative and playful ...
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This case study shares an approach to 'authentic' learning using an example from a unit I direct for first-year Innovation students at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (the Centre). My teaching approach is participatory, student-led, and grounded in principles of inclusion, civic engagement, and ...
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Case study discussion regarding Nigel's move to online open book exams. Reflecting on the process, rationale, challenges and impact of this approach. ...
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Alison shares her experience of helping set up a journal club with her students during lockdown, which led to her being nominated for a Bristol Teaching Award. ...
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This case study explores the journey that staff and students have undertaken at the University of Bristol Medical School (BRMS) towards creating a decolonised and diverse medical curriculum, culminating in the formal recognition of a partnership between medical school staff and the BAME Medical Student ...
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Paul talks about getting into teaching but also the development of ChemLabs and other online tools to engage students. ...
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Alan talks about his history of teaching and adapting to the pandemic with a focus on assessment. ...
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This case study looks at the experience of 50 second year Physical Geographers on the Research Methods unit who went out in teams to work with local park groups looking at soil and water quality questions. ...
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Professor Tansy Jessop (Pro Vice-Chancellor Education) speaks to Professor Paul Wyatt about a range of blended learning techniques used to keep students engaged. ...
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The creation of a free online course on Future Learn ‘Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship’ that will be part of the Bristol Futures portfolio. ...
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Discussing the redesign of the third-year optional psychology unit on ‘Drug Use and Addiction’ online, where they take the opportunity to completely overhaul the course and update pedagogy. ...
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Explore this range of film-making resources include film-making guides, a film making log sheet and storyboard template. This resource is suitable for staff and student use. ...
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BILT Student Fellow, discussing his experience of alternative (non-exam) assessments and the lessons that can be learned from this. ...
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Video case study exploring how to transform practical activities for an online learning environment. ...
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BILT Student Fellow Jonny Barnes, interviews Veterinary student Ellie Best about her experiences of research-based assessments. ...
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BILT Student Fellow Jonny Barnes, interviews Alexia Kirov (MA Medieval Studies) about her experiences of research-based assessments. ...
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Video interview discussing inclusivity within Steve's practice in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. ...
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Rafael discusses how to start designing for inclusive practice. ...
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Video interview discussing inclusivity within Fabienne's practice ...
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Video interview discussing decolonisation with Alvin Birdi Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (Education Innovation and Enhancement) More content can be found on the BILT video site ...
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Video case study exploring exam strategy sessions for final year students. ...
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Video interview with Kelly and Gemma discussing personal tutoring and how to do this online. ...
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Video case study exploring ways to teach technical and mathematical material online. ...
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Video case study outlining how remote flexible learning has been delivered on the MSc Public Health programme during the COVID-19 pandemic ...
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In this video case study Tom Hill outlines some of the benefits of teaching students online including the ability to engage students using interactive polling. ...
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Video case study on how research-led teaching can be delivered online. ...
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This short video case study provides guidance on moving practical/lab based sessions online ...
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Video case study outlining some of the challenges of teaching computer practicals online and the implications this has for student learning experiences. ...
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Looking at the use of podcasts as a form of assessment, the resource includes a practical guide to creating podcasts with links to tutorials and suggested equipment. ...
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James details ways of giving feedback in an authentic context - I have been dwelling on the idea of Authentic Learning for a very long time now, probably as far back as 2003 when I started teaching, having worked for a few years as a ...
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Explanation of the Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) initiative to supplement taught sessions with student led active learning sessions. ...
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Blog series 'The Office' - find out how James Norman created his own 'company', complete with its own office space in order to teach his Timber Engineering unit. Students worked on real briefs and projects as 'employees' throughout this authentic and unique learning experience. ...
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Blog post and poster for a project looking into support for graduates on the Accelerated Graduate Entry Programme (AGEP), specifically looking at the impact physical and digital space had on learning. ...
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Examples of how the Clinical skills lab at Langford utilies 'Authentic, problem based learning. ...
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Two cows at the gate
Brief outline of the use of a clinical skills lab as an active learning space. ...
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Discussion with examples of how to embed interdisciplinary teaching into the curriculum. ...
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Introduction and ideas on how to use Experiential Learning as a teaching and learning approach. ...
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Podcast with guests Alvin Birdi and Christian Spielmann from the School of Economics exploring the use of podcasts as a teaching tool. ...
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Outline of the use of 'Maths Cafes' as an informal opportunity for students to seek peer support on academic work, to supplement delivered sessions. ...
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The University of Bristol has pledged to make the city a better place1. Our research institutes are leading the charge to action this2, but how can we connect our research to our teaching? How can we support our students to consider the relevance and applicability ...
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Discussion regarding how to utilise a Problem-Based Approach to teaching ...
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Ideas on how to embed failure as a means of learning. ...
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Blog post describing the development of the game "Microbial Pursuit" to aid student learning ...
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Brief outline and introduction to Team-based learning. ...
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Brief outline of strategic approaches to help student learning. ...
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Resources and reflections on the ABC Learning Design approach. ...
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Outline of the ABC Learning Design approach to Curriculum Planning. ...
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Blog post introducing ideas to ensure assessment is inclusive. ...
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Learning about the geometry and kinematics of bodies and their trajectories through space (or ‘astrodynamics’) is challenging due to its three-dimensional nature. To address this, the University of Bristol have developed simulation exercises for students based on a constructivist learning approach and variation learning theory. ...
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Blog post detailing the development of a picture card game "Histo-link" to solidify knowledge about histology ...
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Overview of discussions of examples of game based approaches to teaching. ...
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Brief blog post outlining the use of a symposium as an authentic and engaging active assessment for students on the MSc in Transfusion and Transplantation. ...
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Description of a open workshop that used artefacts for the University of Bristol Theatre Collection to stimulate creativity and collaborative writing activity. ...
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Overview of discussions of examples of game based approaches to teaching ...
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Three examples of approaches to encourage students to engage in more writing activity. ...
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Discussing the use of Near-peer learning to support student learning, engagement between year groups and development of transferable skills. ...
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Interview with Michaela Borg (Nottingham Trent University) discussing an enquiry based active learning approach called SCALE-UP to support student engagement, attendance and attainment. ...
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Post discussing a 'Using Games in Teaching' event, which outlines and links to a decision making game called 'Decisions and Disruptions' as and example of the use of games in teaching. ...
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A project that engaged students in real life scientific investigation and field work, to develop scientific report writing and data handling. In addition it benefitted students in developing transferable skills and provided the opportunity to engage with the local community in outreach activity. ...
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Research project & toolkit that investigated having to improve feedback and feedforward practices for students, in particular those on programmes with significant work-based placement learning. ...
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Two students recording using a video camera and boom microphone
Development of a guide to creating video for assessments. Utilisation of the guide to support students in creating and using video as a novel assessment method. The team outline how they formulated and assessed students with this approach. ...
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Digital classroom
A project that utilised problem based activity to develop student engagement and understanding of statistics for planning psychological experiments. ...
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Brief blog post discussing a project that introduced the use of digital tablets for field-based data collection and mapping, to enhance students self-efficacy of this fundamental skills for earth science students and graduates. ...
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Professor Debby Cotton and Dr Rebecca Turner at their Education Excellence Seminar
Summary (and attached peer-reviewed paper) regarding the use of an immersive and extended induction module, delivered exclusively across the first 4 weeks of study, to enhance social integration, and aid the transition process of starting university. ...
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A presentation of a project that created a students research conference as a formative and summative assessment tool to generate engagement and enhance student learning. ...
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A PowerPoint showing the re-design of materials and session to include weekly tests and problem based active group work. ...
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Redesign of first year curriculum for the Neuroscience programme, inclusion of a range fo active learning approaches and workshops to embed student learning, autonomy and systhesis of their own knowledge. Student engagment in these hands on activities was good, to the extent that some online ...
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Review of a trial of GradeMark in Turintin as an electronic managment of assessment tool. The post summaries findings from a study conducted whereby the views of students and staff where obtained following the use of the tool ...
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Using academic created video recordings of complex derivations to support students learning and engagement in sessions. Offering a blended approach to delivery to support students. ...
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