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  1. Contemporary learning theories and education 19 items
    This section aims to explore different aspects of how we learn. We work together to understand our own and others approaches to learning. Using current theories and models you unpick (analyse) your experiences and learning situations to explore the exciting world of learning in different contexts.
    1. Contemporary theories of learning: learning theorists … in their own words - Knud Illeris 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential We recommend you dip into chapters 1,2 and 3 as a starting point but you can read any of the chapters as stand alone as well.

    2. The theory & practice of learning - Peter Jarvis, John Holford, Colin Griffin 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential chapters 3 - 6 are particularly relevant

    3. Transformative Learning and Identity - Knud Illeris 04/2014

      Article Recommended You may find this article by Illeris of interest to deepen your understanding of transformative learning

    4. The Threshold Concept

      Webpage Recommended Introductory overview of threshold concepts

    5. Teaching for quality learning at university: what the student does - John B. Biggs, Catherine So-kum Tang, Society for Research into Higher Education 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. Understanding & using educational theories - Karl Aubrey, Alison Riley 2016

      Book  an introduction to learning theories

    7. David Kolb : Experiential Learning Theory - Karl Aubrey, Alison Riley

      Chapter  Module: NM316 (scanned extract)

  2. Exploring teaching or is it facilitating learning 16 items
    1. Rhona Sharpe on lecturing 17/5/2012

      Audio-visual document Essential Watch this video in which Rhona discusses lecturing

    2. Reassessing the value of university lectures - Sarah French, Gregor Kennedy 18/08/2017

      Article Essential be aware you may need to log in before accessing this article

    3. Factors affecting students' attention - Bligh, D.

      Chapter  Scanned Extract (Module: NM316)

    4. Evidence of what lectures achieve - Bligh, D.

      Chapter  Scanned Extract (Module: NM316)

    5. Teaching More by Lecturing Less - J. K. Knight, W. B. Wood 01/12/2005

      Article  you may need to login before accessing this article

    6. 7 Steps series - Plymouth University

      Webpage Essential download the PDF on seven steps to using groupwork in your teaching

    7. Learning in groups: a handbook for face-to-face and online environments - David Jacques, Gilly Salmon 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapters 6,7 and 10

    8. Motivation in the College Classroom - Barbara Hofer

      Chapter  Module: NM316 (scanned extract)

    9. Evaluating the effectiveness of the lecture versus independent study - Debra A. DaRosa, Paul Kolm, Hugh C. Follmer, L.Beaty Pemberton 1991-1

      Article 

  3. Designing learning and teaching activities 5 items
    1. Writing Learning Outcomes 11/4/2013

      Audio-visual document 

    2. Writing and using aims and learning outcomes - Moon, J.

      Chapter  Scanned Extract (Module: NM316)

    3. Enhancing student learning - Cordelia Bryan

      Chapter  Module: NM316 (Scanned Extract)

    4. Teaching for quality learning at university: what the student does - John B. Biggs, Catherine So-kum Tang, Society for Research into Higher Education 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential