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Ableism in Academia

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Call for contributions to the Ableism in Academia symposium and special edition publication.

Teaching international students

Source: Nicole Brown

Source: Nicole Brown

I have been asked about strategies for teaching international students. In principle, we should continue focussing on group work and sharing experiences and thus building collaborative, reflective practices. So the strategies I am presenting here for teaching international students are merely a reminder of good teaching practice, as they will be beneficial for all students.

How much reading is enough?

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

I am often asked how much reading is enough? In this post I outline what you should consider in order to decide when it is enough.

Providing feedback for learning

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

Providing feedback is important to improve learning. So here are some examples for providing feedback that foster students' engagement.

Is flipped learning really all the rage?

Source: N Brown  and worditout.com

Source: N Brown and worditout.com

In this article about flipped learning I argue that flipped learning should only be used as one teaching method amongst many others.

Reflections about plagiarism

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

Plagiarism is a socio-cultural issue. This is about academic integrity and the reputation of an institution and the degree that is awarded. I would not want to hold an academic degree that is devalued in such way that many people were able to cheat their way through it. This is a reflective piece of writing on plagiarism and what it feels like for an academic.

Time management

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

A cyclical process of reading, writing and editing is only possible if you leave enough time. Time management is therefore one of the key skills to learn when entering University life. The easiest way to introduce effective time management is by preparing schedules.