Jenni Carr

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    Biscuit anyone? Using standards based assessment to support diversification in assessment

Biscuit anyone? Using standards based assessment to support diversification in assessment

Ahead of the January workshop ‘Making the grade: How standards based assessment supports diversification’, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Jenni Carr discusses the relationship between assessment criteria and successfully diversifying assessment.

One of my favourite activities to include in any workshop on assessment is the ‘biscuit exercise’.

On the face of it, it’s a very simple format. Divide the participants into […]

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Student transitions and liminal spaces

In this post, and ahead of the the Teaching and Learning Centre’s workshop ‘Student transistions: an academic literacies approach’ on 28 November, Dr Jenni Carr considers the role of threshold concepts and liminal space in successful student learning.

Often we talk about student transitions in terms of recruitment, retention and achievement, or as one colleague remembers being told during teacher training […]

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    Simulations- bringing real world contexts into the classroom

Simulations- bringing real world contexts into the classroom

In today’s post, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Jenni Carr considers the impact using real world simulations in the classroom can have on student learning.

My most valuable learning experience as an undergraduate was participating in a simulation, organised as part of a residential event. I wouldn’t have known then to call this collection of activities ‘a simulation’, but […]

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Heresy of the week: Teaching- what a performance!

Following  our earlier post, Theatre Improvisation in Teaching, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Jenni Carr examines performance in the context of teaching, professional identity, preparation and student learning.

“Teaching is at least as much art as it is science. Yet in our time we glorify the science of teaching and give short shrift to the art of teaching.” (Baughman, […]

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    They came bearing gifts: the best of 2016’s education advent calendars

They came bearing gifts: the best of 2016’s education advent calendars

As we wish you a warm welcome back after the break, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Jenni Carr reflects on some of the tips and resources she was reading through December.

A recent development in education social networking has been the use of the advent period as a hook for sharing learning and teaching advice, resources and skills development. […]

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