Category Archives: How Students Learn

Day in the life of…Learning Support Co-ordinator

It’s a chilly but bright Friday morning in October. Since starting our newly-created roles as ‘Learning Support Coordinators’ here at Farnham, my small team and I have been busy getting our teeth stuck into all manner of projects with our … 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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Conference Report: Association of Visual Pedagogies

The newly found Association of Visual Pedagogies held its inaugural 2016 conference in Zagreb on June 18-19. The association was setup to support the Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy, a unique and first of its kind journal that specializes … Continue reading

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What are the pedagogical benefits of video blogging?

    Video is everywhere The use of video as an instructional tool in Higher Education is on the increase. The widespread availability of affordable technology has dramatically increased consumer access to digital cameras, smartphones and tablets. Alongside this, the … Continue reading

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How has Google affected the way students learn?

I recently came across this article on the excellent Mindshift blog about how Google is affecting the way students learn. In the article, the author considers how the ability to ‘search’ is changing how students approach their learning, and the … Continue reading

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The value of action learning

Action learning has been around for many years, and can be a highly effective way to help students learn about teamwork and solving complex problems. But the key principles of action learning are often overlooked. I recently read a great … Continue reading

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