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Share your feedback on our coffee courses!

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We warmly invite you to share your experiences of participating in our coffee courses via our survey:  Click here to take the survey. We would also like to invite you to participate in a focus group to further discuss your experiences with coffee courses and with professional development for teaching […]

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Day 1: The what and why of the Discussion Approach

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discussion /dɪˈskʌʃ(ə)n/    NOUN The action or process of talking about something in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas. A conversation or debate about a specific topic. A detailed treatment of a topic in speech or writing. From https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/discussion, downloaded 18/03/2019. Having discussions in class is one of […]

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Facilitating Effective Discussions

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Having discussions in class is one of the most common and embedded methods in university teaching. Discussions can allow for deep and active learning and stimulate critical thinking through interaction, peer to peer learning and the exchange of ideas. But what constitutes an effective discussion? How can we set up […]

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Day 2 – Design considerations

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Written by Dr Patrick Tran, from the University of New South Wales In Day 1, we discussed game thinking and its potential in the learning context. Today we will look into specific game elements and their applications. Game elements in the learning context A variety of game elements in education […]