Posts from the 2017/18 academic year

The forward testing effect

In February of this year, the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre’s Academic Developer Mark Baltovic attended the annual HEA Conference on STEM education, which this year looked at creativity in teaching, learning and student engagement. In this blog post, Mark discusses one of the interesting ideas discussed during the conference, the forward testing effect, and considers its practical potential […]

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Structuring learning differently

In this post, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Ellis Saxey considers how the structure of a course can impact on student learning.

When I taught undergraduate students, at the end of my seminars, one of my departing students would often say goodbye, and add: ‘I didn’t do the reading for this week, but I will now – it sounds […]

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    Pro Director Education Vision Fund update- The Philosophy Exchange

Pro Director Education Vision Fund update- The Philosophy Exchange

Today’s post outlines the success of the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method’s Pro-Director Education Vision Funded project, the Philosophy Exchange. You can find out more about the Philosophy Exchange and other School-funded projects at the LSE Education Symposium on Wednesday 9th May.

Launched in Lent Term, the Philosophy Exchange was designed to give undergraduate students the chance to […]

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    Hearing Voices: introducing the spoken voice into assessment and learning

Hearing Voices: introducing the spoken voice into assessment and learning

by Dr Colleen McKenna
Speak the speech, I pray you … trippingly on the tongue           
Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 2
Recently, Maria Bach (an academic in the Economics department at the American University of Paris and a participant on the LSE PGCertHE) produced a podcast as an assignment. We had negotiated this as an alternative to a written piece, and it […]

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    ‘Tongue Lash’: An act of decolonising pedagogy through hip-hop poetry and dialogue

‘Tongue Lash’: An act of decolonising pedagogy through hip-hop poetry and dialogue

Today, LSE LIFE’s Dr Sara Camacho-Felix considers questions around decolonising the curriculum and explains how working with Poetcurious and other spoken word artists to create an event for students, alumni, staff and the wider community created a space to explore themes including empathy and ownership in society in an inclusive and illuminating way. To find out more about setting […]

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