Learning skills in HE


Learning skills in higher education
Published in The Times Higher on May 13 2005, in association with Palgrave Macmillan


"How realistic is it to seek to instil in students skills that, in theory, should have been acquired at school?"

To affinity and beyond  
Supervising a postgraduate is like tending a garden. You need to nurture and support students to help then flower

Brain training  
Clarify your students' thinking by showing them how to avoid confusing method with personality trait

Clause for thought  
Grammar is a bit like using a condom - a good idea but not always remembered. Here's how to jog those distant memories

Its and misses  
Don't let your audience snooze through your presentation - and know your its from your elbow

All alone in the crowd  
By encouraging interaction in lectures and paired working, tutors can improve the social and academic lives of overseas students

A new initiative aims to add an international dimension to a range of subjects

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