Tag: active learning

Ideas for using Plectrum Tables in the new Learning Spaces in the Drysdale building for collaborative learning

Plectrum Shaped Table ELG12

The University has new Learning Spaces in the Drysdale Building, one room in particular, ELG12 has unusually shaped tables. These plectrum shaped tables are a new addition to the teaching rooms at the university. They allow for active and collaborative learning due to their shape and are on castors so they can be easily moved…Continue Reading Ideas for using Plectrum Tables in the new Learning Spaces in the Drysdale building for collaborative learning

The new cluster seating lecture theatre: ELG01

Cluster seating lecture theatre

Flexibility and the ability to easily create moments of active learning, both individual and collaborative ones, inform the design of the new learning spaces at City University. ELG01, a new cluster seating lecture theatre, has been designed to support students in using their own mobile devices to participate, and to encourage working together in groups…Continue Reading The new cluster seating lecture theatre: ELG01

Role Plays for Small Group Teaching in City’s New Learning Spaces

Theatre Masks

Role play is a great way of encouraging students to explore their own behaviours and those of others in a simulated way. It allows a safe and secure environment in which students can practice their attitudes and behaviours to simulations and receive feedback from their tutors and their fellow students. Take a look at the…Continue Reading Role Plays for Small Group Teaching in City’s New Learning Spaces

‘The One Minute Paper’ – end of Lecture Activity in City’s Learning Spaces

Hourglass Timer

The One Minute Paper is an end of lecture activity that encourages students to work collaboratively to clarify their understanding of course content and reflect on different peer perspectives. It gives the lecturer the feedback about what the students understood and helps them to amend their next lecture. Take a look at the group work suggestions…Continue Reading ‘The One Minute Paper’ – end of Lecture Activity in City’s Learning Spaces

Classroom Carousel – A technique for generating ideas in City’s Learning Spaces

Carousel Ride at a Fair

Active learning in classrooms encourages students to work collaboratively and motivate each others’ learning, to clarify their understanding of course content and reflect on different peer perspectives. Take a look at the group work suggestions in our series of blog posts. We recommend booking City’s new Learning Spaces to run these activities. Summary Classroom Carousel…Continue Reading Classroom Carousel – A technique for generating ideas in City’s Learning Spaces

Learning Cell – active and collaborative learning in pairs in City’s learning spaces

Looking for creative teaching activities? Encourage students to work collaboratively and motivate each other’s learning, to clarify their understanding of course content and reflect on different peer perspectives. Take a look at the group work suggestions in our series of blog posts. We recommend booking City’s new Learning Spaces to run these activities. Why? In…Continue Reading Learning Cell – active and collaborative learning in pairs in City’s learning spaces

Post-its, Posters and Problem-based learning in City’s Learning Spaces

Post It Notes on a white surface

Active learning in classrooms encourages students to work collaboratively and motivate each others’ learning, to clarify their understanding of course content and reflect on different peer perspectives. Take a look at the group work suggestions in our series of blog posts. We recommend booking City’s new Learning Spaces to run these activities. Summary These three…Continue Reading Post-its, Posters and Problem-based learning in City’s Learning Spaces

Showcasing excellent teaching and learning at Cass Business School

On 7th May 2014, the Cass Business School held its fourth annual Teaching and Learning Showcase. Themed on excellence in teaching and learning, it featured inspiring talks from Cass lecturers, as well as colleagues from other Schools at City University London. The showcase was jointly organised by key members of the Cass Teaching and Learning…Continue Reading Showcasing excellent teaching and learning at Cass Business School