Author Archives: tonyjreeves

New software to help students with referencing

Over the summer, the Learning & Teaching Librarians reviewed the referencing software available at UCA. We are pleased to announce that we are now able to support students and staff to use Paperpile and Zotero. Both feature an up to … Continue reading

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Keep your students active

Photo courtesy of Julochka on Flickr We are fortunate in art and design. The nature of teaching and learning in the creative arts lends itself to active learning, in which students have the opportunity to participate actively in the classroom. … Continue reading

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‘Mental health isn’t addressed properly’: students on the pressures of university

Reposted from the Guardian Higher Education Network. With the number of students seeking counselling on the rise, we asked you to tell us about your experience of dealing with mental health issues at university Elle, 20, was studying politics but … Continue reading

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How to create a culture for valuable learning

Educational visionary Sir Ken Robinson continues his quest to put creativity back at the heart of systems of education. At the recent Big Picture Learning conference called Big Bang, Sir Ken criticised the use of conformity and compliance in education … Continue reading

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How listening and sharing shape collaborative learning experiences

Great article from Mindshift on the importance of helping students learn how to listen and share. The author notes that ‘simply putting students into small groups, however, does not guarantee desirable outcomes. Success depends on listening and sharing.’

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Using Trello for project management

Trello is a tool that enables you to create lists. Sounds simple enough? It is – but it’s also a powerful tool for enabling people to collaborate on projects. The UCA Learning 2 Learn project team are currently using Trello … Continue reading

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What are the Creative Arts Education courses?

UCA offers a suite of Creative Arts Education courses, but who are they for? And what do they cover? In this short webinar, CAE Course Leader Dr. Gill Nah explains the purpose and scope of the courses. watch the recording

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