Thoughts from the 2016 EuroTLC, Brussels

This guest post comes courtesy of Johan Adriaensen (Maastricht) & Carola Betzold (Antwerp). Higher education often engenders a dual ambition. Upon graduation, we expect students to be prepared for the professional labour market. At the same time, we aspire them having developed academic qualities such as a critical mind-set, an understanding of scientific research and an …

Teaching with practitioners

This guest post comes from Giulia Tercovich of Vesalius University. The number of non-tenure-track teachers that are employed because of their significant expertise in their non-academic domain is growing. On the one hand, these practitioners represent an opportunity for higher education institutions. They add exciting insights to the course, they add a human-element to policy-making, …

Redesigning methods teaching: parallel workshops for interdisciplinary learning

This guest post comes from Dr Viviane Gravey and Dr Heather Johnson, both of Queen’s University Belfast Research methods are crucial, particularly in Graduate learning, but methods modules are often the most unpopular with students and staff alike. This makes methods modules prime candidates for either offloading onto temporary staff, or confining to designated ‘methods …