Lecture-style presentation at the ANTF Symposium 2024
Annual NTF Symposia

Liberate Practical Work Barriers in Engineering Education

Mahmoud Masoud, Panos Lazari, Panos Panagiotou, Antonio Griffo, Raja Toqeer, Henry O’Keeffe , Tom Wray; Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) and Multidisciplinary Engineering Education (MEE) Departments, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sheffield  Laboratories and practical work are significant parts of STEM education. The COVID-19 pandemic forced higher education to teach laboratories using prepared videos or… Continue reading Liberate Practical Work Barriers in Engineering Education

Annual NTF Symposia

Groupwork can level out educational differences during the transition to university – but class division can confound group cohesion

Prof. Heather McQueen, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh  At the 2024 ANTF symposium I was delighted to have the opportunity to present my analysis of the effectiveness of a new group working strategy that we have embedded in our re-designed biology first year curriculum. The new courses, which launched in 2022, were designed… Continue reading Groupwork can level out educational differences during the transition to university – but class division can confound group cohesion

Variety of small models/figures made from building blocks (Lego)
Annual NTF Symposia

Block Teaching and Playful Learning

Roger Saunders, Associate Professor & University Teacher Fellow, De Montfort University  My institution, De Montfort University, now delivers modules sequentially in six week blocks (followed by an assessment week) with 2 hours of pre-recorded material, 2 hours of live ‘lecture’ and 2 x 3 hour seminars, per week. To maintain energy, enthusiasm and engagement for… Continue reading Block Teaching and Playful Learning