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    LSE Education Awards 2016/17: what is ‘excellent teaching’?

LSE Education Awards 2016/17: what is ‘excellent teaching’?

In 2016/17, LSE’s teaching awards identified and celebrated the work of 262 teaching staff. To understand more about what staff and students identify as excellent teaching, the Educational Strategy Unit collected and analysed nomination statements from the LSE Class Teacher Awards (CTAs), LSE Excellence in Education Awards (EIEAs) and LSESU Teaching Excellence Awards (SUTEAs).

Dame Minouche Shafik addresses recipients of […]

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Getting more from whole-class discussions

In this post, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Ellis Saxey shares tips on encouraging students to speak up in seminars and make whole-group questioning rewarding for students and teachers.

Whole-group discussion, with prompting questions from a teacher, is a staple of teaching in Higher Education.

When it works well, and students contribute and participate, it’s invigorating. You can hear students […]

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    Just got schooled: learning from effective teachers at the LSE

Just got schooled: learning from effective teachers at the LSE

In the first of two pieces on teaching awards at LSE this week, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Lee-Ann Sequeira discusses October’s Celebration of Teaching panel event.

LSE has a world-renowned reputation for research. For a smallish social sciences university, it punches above its weight in the Research Excellence Framework and is a sought-after destination for academics and students who […]

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Me+LSE – LSE LIFE’s new online tool for students

LSE LIFE’s Dr Helen Green explains how Me+LSE will support students and their advisers to identify students’ existing skills and plan future areas of development.

One of the fundamental aims of LSE LIFE is to create a space where students take the lead in their own development, not simply as “good students”, but as independent thinkers: well informed, critical, analytically […]

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Game-based teaching and learning

Following on from his earlier post on gamification and student engagement, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Mark Baltovic talks briefly about some of the interesting results emerging about video games and student development.

In my Summer Term blog post, I discussed the potential for education from gamification – the application of elements of game design and mechanics to non-game contexts. The […]

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