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

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Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

Research into the effect of pro-social, focused group-assignments, on engineering students’ consideration of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

Mrs. Lois Gray, UHI North, West and Hebrides  In 2022-23 I was funded by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) to do some action research into using situated learning and pro-social approaches to improve gender equality in engineering education (Gray, 2023).  I am writing this blog to highlight some of my, rather surprising, findings.  I… Continue reading Research into the effect of pro-social, focused group-assignments, on engineering students’ consideration of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

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Collaborative Innovation Project

Using Gen AI in teaching, learning and assessment: inclusive, ethical and sustainable innovation

Collaborative Innovation Project 2023-24 Project Lead: Dr Jenny Lawrence, SFSEDA, NTF, PFHEA, Director, Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development, Oxford Brookes University. Prof Letizia Gramaglia, PFHEA, NTF, Head of Academic Development (ADC) & Director of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA), University of Warwick. Dr Isabel Fisher, aspiring NTF, Associate Professor – Reader,… Continue reading Using Gen AI in teaching, learning and assessment: inclusive, ethical and sustainable innovation