Getting to Know Your Students 

June 19, 2024 Vernee Samuel 0

A ‘Common Ground’ post  What does this entail?  Educators learning more about their students in order to maximise rapport between them.   Why do it?  Research studies indicate that when educators get to know their students […]

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Quizlet for learning vocabulary

May 3, 2022 Mira Vogel 0

This post is authored by Eman Sudik Ismael. Overview Eman Ismael teaches Arabic for postgraduate and undergraduate students as well as evening courses at King’s College London. She is based at the Modern Language Centre, […]

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Everyone raise your hand

February 2, 2022 Mira Vogel 0

Authored by Dr Darren Harvey, Lecturer in Law (Education), Dickson Poon School of Law. What is it? A question is posed by the person leading the teaching session, who then instructs everybody participating in the […]

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The LARA method for tense talks

November 3, 2020 Mira Vogel 0

What is it? As outlined in ‘Creating safe spaces and brave spaces‘, university learning often involves encounters between students with different social viewpoints. If these discussions are overwhelmed with emotion, students will find it hard […]

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Student-generated questions

June 15, 2020 Mira Vogel 0

What is it? After studying independently, students are ask to generate questions about the material. This can also happen after live teaching, when it is sometimes called a ‘Minute paper’ or ‘Exit ticket’. Why do […]

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Discussion forums

April 2, 2020 Mira Vogel 0

What is it? Forums allow students and staff to have a group conversation, with each participant posting their contributions at times convenient for them. Most posts are text-based, but often support images, links and even […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Confidence to contribute

May 5, 2019 Mira Vogel 1

What is it? Some students tend to contribute disproportionately to discussions while others hardly ever speak. This guide offers some alternative ways to even out student participation in a group discussion. Why do it? Hearing […]