Open Classrooms is a podcast series produced by the Academic Development Group in Science, Engineering and Health. Each podcast features interviews and stories from our staff who have opened up their classroom doors and shared their practices, innovations and ideas.
In Episode 21, Natasha Taylor talks to Lisa Newman from the School of Science about the approaches she uses to personalise the learning experience for students in her second year nutrition course. By moving away from giving traditional lectures and using more active learning approaches, Lisa has transformed the way in which her students interact with her and each other. This has been a very effective way of helping students develop confidence and a sense of belonging.
If you would like to contact Lisa, please send her an email.
- The Jigsaw is a great activity for getting students active and teaching each other. This is a simple ‘how to’ guide to get you started.
- 20 tips for learning students’ names.
- Carroll, J. (2002) ‘Suggestions for teaching international students more effectively‘, L&T Briefing paper, Oxford Brookes University.