Posts from 2016/7 academic year

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    Judith Shapiro and Steve Pischke on recommended summer reads

Judith Shapiro and Steve Pischke on recommended summer reads

As has become the tradition for our last post of the academic year, we’re featuring summer reading recommendations from special people at LSE. This year, two winners of the LSESU Teaching Excellence Awards shared their picks with us.

Judith Shapiro, Undergraduate Tutor, Department of Economics
Winner of LSESU Teaching Excellence Award for Welfare and Pastoral Support
An invitation to share my summer […]

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Games and Learning

In this post, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Ellis Saxey explores how games can be used to enhance learning in the classroom, sharing the example of how LSE Fellow Andrea Pia’s game ‘The Long Day of Young Peng’ has helped students see connections across course topics.

Games can be powerful learning tools. As simulations they can offer insights; as […]

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    The long fight for in-session resits and assessment diversity at LSE

The long fight for in-session resits and assessment diversity at LSE

Jasmina Bidé and Riham Mansour, respectively LSESU Education Officer and LSESU Community and Welfare Officer, write on the School’s recent commitment to assessment reform.

40 years after students began agitating for summer resits, the LSESU and LSE have between them accomplished the historic achievement of voting yes to in-session exam resits and assessment diversification.

Exam resits and assessment diversification are […]

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Read, Think, Write, Repeat

Lee-Ann Sequeira discusses strategies that we can use before, during and after class to help our students engage effectively with their assigned readings.

Marking is one of those chores, like clearing out your closet, that does not sound exciting or fun, but when you’re done, you’ve learnt a lot; for instance, I will never find another occasion to wear those […]

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    Hearing student views through focus groups: creating spaces for dialogue

Hearing student views through focus groups: creating spaces for dialogue

In this post, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Colleen McKenna discusses the use of focus groups in higher education.

Recent work in academic development and higher education research has focused on the importance of the inclusion of the student voice in the evaluation and development of institutional practices. Engaging in semi-structured group conversations can be a powerful means of […]

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