The Peer Support team are a group of students trained to support other LSE students, both graduates and undergraduates. Now in its fifth year, the scheme provides training and ongoing support to students willing to lend an understanding ear to their peers. Through 2016-7, a team of 31 Peer Supporters has met with students to listen and provide support, […]
This week, two of the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Academic Developers consider the place of content warnings (also referred to as trigger warnings), in Higher Education. Today, Dr Ellis Saxey discusses their possible usefulness in reducing not academic difficulty, but those psychological challenges that students can face which don’t necessarily contribute to their ability to progress in their learning.
Skills workshops in LSE LIFE this week: Read-a-thon and Identifying, interpreting and improving emotional intelligence
This reading week, LSE LIFE workshops are offering students the opportunity to explore areas or techniques that they may not usually spend much time thinking about during the busy terms. Helen Green’s Read-a-thon, and Sara Felix’s workshop on emotional intelligence welcomed students from a range of disciplines to think about how they could improve their experience both academically, and […]
The Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Ellis Saxey discusses the work that LSE Language Centre has been doing to gradually expand its use of improvisation techniques to teach languages.
A 2015-16 pilot, offered as part of the in-sessional English language programme, was oversubscribed and the student feedback was incredibly positive:
I can talk without fear.
Now I feel more confident, I know […]
Continuing our exploration of teaching heresies, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Lee-Ann Sequeira, explores the ‘problem’ of silence in the classroom and the assumptions made about silent students.
Silence in a social setting can often be awkward. It can be even more awkward in a classroom when you are the teacher. For most teachers, silent students, the quiet, shy, reserved ones […]