Exam Wrappers move students on from just focusing on their grade and into self-evaluation of their performance and real learning from assessment. Great idea from Carnegie Mellon shared at this year’s Enhancement Themes International Conference
New post: ‘If you spend your life looking behind you, you don’t see what’s up front’: Constructing learning through experience (and how the digital might help)
All you need to do is access the Google + community link below and start participating. .
Warning! A wide open mind is needed as well as generous commitment during the week to get the maximum out of it. If you have sorted this out, you can join in at
You may have seen the recent articles in the media about the changes to the funding model for the HEA and subsequent changes to institutional membership and individual Fellowship.
These changes are currently only taking place in England and Wales and the existing model will remain the same in Scotland for the next year.
CASTLE will keep you informed of further developments.
Lots of interesting articles in the latest issue of the Journal of Pedagogic Development 5 (3) including:
What an Interruption in Study Can Reveal about Learner Motivation and Resilience
International Postgraduate Students and Peer Learning
Flipping Great or Flipping Useless? A review of the flipped classroom experiment at Coventry University London Campus
Check out the virtual special issue of Studies in Higher Education.
Collated by Rosemary Deem and Bruce Macfarlane, this virtual special issue comprises the key issues on the topic of Academic Practice and Identity, published in Studies in Higher Education, over the last 40 years.
Click here to find out more and start downloading articles for free.
If you are thinking about taking the PG supervision Topic Unit as part of the PGCAPHE you may be interested in attending this workshop tomorrow, if you can.
- Developing as an Effective PG Supervisor (1)
The University requires that all postgraduate supervisors keep up-to-date with their knowledge, skills and approaches. Existing and new supervisors are welcome to attend this mixed-discipline development session.
Free to download on Amazon for 5 days only
November 9th to 13th
e-book with companion website http://www.etextbooks.ac.uk/dissertation/
‘How to write a research dissertation’ by Professor Frank Rennie and Professor Keith Smyth of UHI is a multi-disciplinary and multi-level e-textbook, suitable for undergraduate, honours, taught post-graduate and PG research activities. The textbook is published by the e-Textbook Institutional Publishing Service (e-TIPS) which is a 3 year JISC-funded project.
Did you miss the Fry last Friday?? If so, you missed out on a great meeting, looking at The University of Dundee’s Young Researcher’s Association. Find out more through –
or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/duyra1
Here is a little clip of our symposium last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKijHEYVW2s&feature=youtu.be
Find out what the Fry’s about and never miss another event – check out the Friday Fry pages on the CASTLE website where you’ll also find videos from previous events, including an interview with the Principal http://www.dundee.ac.uk/castle/fridayfry-up/
The next Friday Fry will be on Friday 27th November.