Monthly Archives: August 2017
Welby Ings (2017) Disobedient Teaching, Otago: University of Otago Press. Welby Ings doesn’t tell you how to be a teacher, he shows you who you can be. Disobedient Teaching was profound not because of what Ings was saying but … Continue reading
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Big picture or detail? Where to start course planning?
Sometimes we organise our courses according to a hierarchy of learning outcomes, such as Blooms Taxonomy of Learning Objectives. We use the hierarchy to identify the level of outcome we want from our students: Do we want them to merely … Continue reading
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Let me be clear! How can I tell when I need to clarify my writing?
I taught a workshop for supervisors recently about assisting your students to write. I said that one reason why our students write badly is because they cannot tell whether their writing is good enough. When they read their own writing … Continue reading
Framing your advice for thesis writers: What would your examiners think?
I stumbled across a useful trick for cultivating good writing for thesis students. If I frame my writing advice as ‘this will help you deal with your examiners’ then thesis students are more likely to act on the advice. My … Continue reading
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