In recent years, teaching within higher education has undergone a shift toward increasingly student-led pedagogies, as institutions seek to improve student autonomy, motivation, and achievement...Continue reading
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Are there individual differences in developing spatial thinking skills of university students within a web‐based GIS mapping environment?
Spatial thinking as a set of cognitive skills is essential for success in academic, workplace and everyday settings, particularly in the contemporary information age. Existing research shows that...Continue reading
Although recruitment to undergraduate degrees in engineering in the UK has risen slightly in recent years, concerns remain. Last year, Engineering UK predicted an ongoing 20,000+ shortfall in...Continue reading
Attending an international conference as an early career researcher (ECR) can be daunting. In September, 2018 I had the opportunity to attend, and present at, the European Conference on...Continue reading
The ability to reflect in and on practice (Schön, 1983; 1991) is an integral professional skill within the field of education. This metacognitive process develops effective practitioners and...Continue reading
Adopting a MasterChef approach to studies: Further anecdotal tales in pursuit of the elusive doctorate
In our previous blog (17 August 2018), Dave and I discussed the importance of having a ‘critical friend’ to accompany you on your doctoral journey. In this blog we will look at the second key...Continue reading
Higher education around the world is facing the significant challenge of providing excellent teaching in response to complex, shifting pressures. Institutions must adapt to changing student...Continue reading
Easier access to quality CPD for teachers while saving the taxpayer money: Can it really be this easy?
If someone were to come up with an idea that would facilitate the take-up by teachers of CPD of proven quality that would reduce teacher debt and, at the same time, save the taxpayer money, most...Continue reading
Recently, we published our first BERA Blog about doctoral journeys and how low educational starting points don’t necessarily prohibit academic achievement. In that blog, we identified five key...Continue reading