Social Writing: A Grand Experiment in Undergraduate History

As part of my continuing efforts to improve undergraduate academic writing, I recently applied to the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning for a small grant from their Staff-Student Collaboration fund. I am very pleased to announce that this application has been...

Total Recall: The Shallow Learning Fallacy

When it comes to teaching in higher education, I have undertaken a great deal of training. I have completed a two-year postgraduate certificate from my own institution as well as bespoke training from several other organisations. In about 50-65%...

Coming to Terms with Student Feedback

At the end of the fall term, I asked my students to fill in a one-page evaluation of the module thus far, and they were not alone. All across the UK (and the world) university students were being asked...