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Chinese Culture MOOC – a hotbed of peer-to-peer learning

Dr Ting Guo, project convener for the Many Faces: Understanding the Complexities of Chinese culture MOOC, gives an update on the course's continuing success. The University of Exeter MOOC course “Many Faces: Understanding the Complexities of Chinese Culture” on the FurtureLearn platform has successfully completed its second run, which started on 8th April, 2019. Funded by the… Continue reading Chinese Culture MOOC – a hotbed of peer-to-peer learning

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Tensions and textures – exploring embodiment in a digital learning landscape.

This post contains an excerpt from a recorded conversation between Dr Katie Natanel (IAIS) and Dr Kerry Chappell (GSE), co-leads on the  Incubator-funded project Digital Innovation in Project-Based Learning. ORIENTATION This project explores how ‘project-based learning’ (PBL) can be enhanced through digital technologies and creative pedagogies in HE classrooms, which work through face-to-face interaction and virtual… Continue reading Tensions and textures – exploring embodiment in a digital learning landscape.

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The Peer Impact Project: Mid-Project Perspective from the Biological Psychology Programme

Bella Magner, student researcher on the Peer Impact project, updates us on project protocols and initial findings. The Peer Impact project is a cross-disciplinary study of how peer mentoring programmes impact educational attainment for mentees. This is one of the first quantitative studies in this area, with Biological Psychology being one of the programmes in… Continue reading The Peer Impact Project: Mid-Project Perspective from the Biological Psychology Programme

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‘Mapping the physiology of play to education strategy’ By guest blogger Dr Maarten Koeners

'It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye!'  Dr Maarten Koeners on mapping the physiology of play to education strategy Could our understanding of the physiology of play advance education in to the future? Play in a broad sense can relate to games and sport but may also extend to activities that include books, Netflix,… Continue reading ‘Mapping the physiology of play to education strategy’ By guest blogger Dr Maarten Koeners

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‘The Hidden Curriculum – a student’s perspective’ by Clare Smyth

In this blog student Clare Smyth shares her experience of working as a participatory researcher on the  Incubator's Hidden Curriculum project. I am a final year BA Anthropology student and one of seven student research assistants on The Hidden Curriculum Education Incubator project. This is a joint project run by academic staff, undergraduate and graduate students.… Continue reading ‘The Hidden Curriculum – a student’s perspective’ by Clare Smyth