Teaching and learning

Cannons on a ship

Setting pre-seen exams can bring out previously unsuspected abilities among students, say Nicholas Morton and Natasha Hodgson

Matthew Brazier illustration (23 March 2017)

While learning to work quickly is a useful life skill, a greater gift to students is permitting unhurried excursions and digressions, says Shahidha Bari

MIT classroom

‘If we don’t know how we learn, how on earth do we know how to teach?’ says L. Rafael Reif, who tells Ellie Bothwell how the research giant is working to improve teaching practice

Handwritten essay on table

Education minister wants power to prosecute assignment writing companies

Interactive app at natural history museum

If the outcomes of ‘active learning’ are so much better than those for traditional lectures, why stick with the old format? asks Simone Buitendijk

Muslim man being confronted

Call to consider faith diversity alongside issues of gender and ethnicity

Man with F1 car on head

McLaren Applied Technologies director sees need to go ‘beyond STEM’, THE-Ulsan summit hears

Women lying on giant book

Conference hears educators are neglecting technology because of ‘obsession’ with dated approaches

missing the outside of car

Findings from the German Excellence Initiative raise questions over impact of TEF

Woman interacting with robot

Presidents agree on need to respond but are warned against being ‘slaves to industry’

warwick business school floor

Warwick Business School’s purpose-built studio aims to boost students’ creativity

Hesa data show non-continuation rate for disadvantaged students is rising faster

Increasing the number of fast-track degrees may devalue the currency of UK undergraduate courses in Europe, warns Jack Grove

Powerboat racing accident

Students and staff raise concerns about impact of more two-year degrees

Mick Marston illustration (9 March 2017)

When the US primary season threw up numerous examples of weak and fallacious argument, Michael Ventimiglia thought his time had come. But subsequent events left him grappling with his discipline’s apparent impotence

Michael Parkin illustration (9 March 2017)

Cramming study into the shortest possible time will impoverish the student experience and drive an even greater wedge between research-enabled permanent staff and the growing underclass of flexible teaching staff, says Tom Cutterham

A child react (R) as Caravinagre 'Vinegar face' kiliki (C) approaches during the Comparsa de Gigantes y Cabezudos, or Giants and Big Heads parade on the third day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 8, 2016 in Pamplona, Spain.

Poll finds staff believe reforms have undermined academic freedom and created more bureaucracy

Japanese lanterns

New table will focus on teaching and learning as well as student success

painting a copy

Research shows certain online tools can help ‘avoid detection’ by plagiarism checking software

Looking for something

New IE Business School dean advocates tutelage in ‘fundamental competencies’ for uncertain labour markets