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From ‘consumer’ to learner: A workshop for developing students’ identities as learners

A workshop (described in this article) was developed to enable students to reflect critically on the notion that they are ‘consumers’ of their education and to support them to develop stronger identities as learners. All materials to run the workshop are freely available at www.brookes.ac.uk/SIIP and specific details are available for educators who would like to run this workshop with their students.

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Reading lists as a pedagogical tool: Lessons learnt from Covid-19

During the first UK lockdown in spring 2020, like our colleagues around the country, Oxford Brookes Academic Liaison Librarians (ALLs) had scrambled to locate alternative online access to key resources for panicking students who had left Oxford at very short notice, and who were trying to finish assignments and dissertations without physical access to the Library. This experience made us determined to work with our academic colleagues to plan for easier…

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Speed research pods: A flexible tool for collaborative and authentic learning experiences

Peering at rows of busy frames with small, static faces and navigating staccato speaking cues is not exactly the perfect recipe for comfortable, collaborative or creative classroom sessions! Whilst Zoom has enabled valuable synchronous learning opportunities and ensured a vital continuation of learning during the pandemic, it has not been without its challenges for teaching. In particular, in encouraging meaningful student engagement.

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“What do you want to get out of this?”

What happens when you invite staff and students, from different disciplines and learning traditions, to a conversation on the topic of improving student engagement? Would their experiences and views be similar or shaped by their diverse backgrounds? Would the conversation generate new insights that they could take into their practice as teachers and learners?

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