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Welcome

May 5, 2019 Mira Vogel 0

This site supports inclusive, active learning at King’s. Before you turn to the activities themselves, we refer you to the ‘What is active learning?‘ and ‘How to select activities‘ pages. These preliminary readings make the […]

Focus group by the Smart Chicago Collaborative

Interviews for evaluating teaching

December 20, 2019 Mira Vogel 0

This is an evaluation guide. What is it? An interview is a discussion, individually or in a group, prompted by a series of questions. Interview questions tend to be open-ended (if you need to ask […]

Excerpt from the Student Assessment of Their Learning Gains questionnaire

Questionnaires for evaluating teaching

December 18, 2019 Mira Vogel 0

This is an evaluation guide. What is it? A questionnaire is an efficient, economical way to obtain a large amount of responses. When administered digitally, questionnaires scale up with minimal extra resource since they tend […]

Students sit round a table in a small room concentrating on a problem.

Problem-based learning

August 9, 2019 Mira Vogel 0

What is it? Tutorial groups of eight to twelve students address realistic, ill-structured scenarios in complex, interdisciplinary domains, through a defined sequence of steps facilitated by a tutor. PBL is a curriculum approach – a […]

Brainstorming

August 5, 2019 Mary Seabrook 0

What is it? Brainstorming is a method used to generate multiple answers or ideas.  It encourages creativity and divergent thinking which can be used to solve problems or answer questions.  It was popularised by Alex […]

Six thinking hats

May 17, 2019 Jayne Pearson 0

What is it? The thinking hats activity originates from Edward De Bono’s (1985) Six Thinking Hats book about the process of lateral and creative thinking. It is largely associated with Business Management, but can be […]

Pinwheel discussions

May 16, 2019 Jayne Pearson 0

What is it? Pinwheel discussions are often used to consider and discuss a topic from different perspectives and points of view. They can be used when there is an particular topic or controversial question to […]