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As we look forward to our next student hackathon we have taken the opportunity to pause and reflect the outcomes of July's event. During the hackathon, students reflected on their ...
One of the areas which students often discuss is ‘assessment load’ (and, to be fair, staff often share the same perspective). Tomas and Jessop (2019) suggest four principle areas which ...
Dr Sarah Jones, Lecturer in Modern British History, Director of Examinations (History) Dr John Reeks, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, Co-Director of Teaching (History) Background and Context A recent ...
BILT's Joe Gould has created this infographic on recommendations provided by Pitt and Quinlan in their paper on 'Impacts of Higher Education and Feedback Policy and Practice on Students: A ...
In secondary schools in England at the moment, students are preparing for public examinations which may represent the final assessment adaptations to Covid-19.   Undergraduates who have studied in the UK ...
As a secondary school teacher, and now also working as part of the University of Bristol’s BILT team, I’ve spent a fair amount of time reflecting on different experiences of ...
This blog touches on the move away from examination-based assessments to longer ‘timed’ essays and replicas that it has become necessary to move to this year, and its implications on ...
This blog builds on BILT’s previous podcast on Preparing students for assessment and the work of my co-Student Fellows, Rhona and Sama, on decolonisation of the curriculum. Last week I ...
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 ...
We are delighted to invite you to the annual BILT conference! This year's BILT conference will explore how different connections have been established and nurtured, both in-person and online, and ...
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). ...
TESTA (transforming the experience of students through assessment) aims to improve the quality of student learning through addressing programme-level assessment. ...
BILT Student Fellow, discussing his experience of alternative (non-exam) assessments and the lessons that can be learned from this. ...
This might not seem like a time of opportunity. Everything is cancelled or postponed, and it seems like our worlds are shrinking (both metaphorically, and physically - something I’m acutely ...
Last week I attended an ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ training course. I had minor concerns about whether I would be able to use the defibrillator correctly (nailed it) and ...
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We've researched the best ways to engage your class with assessment, reduce (or maintain) your workload and ensure 'deep' learning takes place when assessing in large groups. ...
empty wooden seats in a large lecture theatre
We’ve researched the best ways to engage your class with assessment, reduce (or maintain) your workload and ensure ‘deep’ learning takes place when assessing in large groups. ...
The following post was written by Dr. Isabel Hopwood-Stephens, a TESTA Researcher. As one of the TESTA researchers attached to BILT, I’m going to be involved in collecting and analysing ...
Yesterday, after an excruciating three-week wait, it was the Education Services Charity Bake Off Final. I had made it through to the final after winning my heat (cheese and rosemary ...
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Brief outline of strategic approaches to help student learning. ...
Rumour had it that both the teaching and assessment on the third-year English Literature Celebrity Cultures module was pushing boundaries to introduce students to new ways of thinking. Intrigued, I ...
Blog post introducing ideas to ensure assessment is inclusive. ...
Surely a 2:1 by any other name would be as sweet? Numerical grading of assessments is something that has bothered me for a long time. I’ve had many conversations with ...
The following post was written by Amy Palmer, BILT Digital Resources Officer. Since the launch of BILT in 2017, the implementation of programme-level assessment across the University has been a ...