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FREE WRITING

A resource which would be particularly useful for staff teaching on a creative writing programme. Includes two structured writing exercises and information on free writing.

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INDUCTION BOOKLET – TEMPLATE AND EXAMPLES

This resource offers a customisable template for a booklet to support students through the induction process. An exemplar booklet is also available from a student intake at the University of Manchester. A set of notes are provided detailing the background, aims and objectives, design and student evaluation of the booklet.

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LEARNING CONTRACT

This resource includes guidance notes for developing a learning contract for self-directed study, together with a template for a Learning Contract. The resource is tailored for adult students and is designed to be worked through on a one-to-one basis with a tutor.

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REFERENCING: STAFF DEVELOPMENT SESSION

These resources are designed to generate discussion among teaching and learning development staff in staff development sessions. The resources cover issues relating to why reference, referencing styles, when to reference, and on issues relating to plagiarism.

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RESOURCE PACK SUPPORTING STUDENT COMMUNITY PROJECTS

This pack contains resources to support student projects in the local community. It includes guidance for students about project queries
list of resources available to students to support their project work, fundraising ideas, oral history references and a contract template.

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TEACHING NOTEMAKING: TUTOR HANDBOOK

A guide for staff on how to teach notemaking to students. Includes an overview of structured brainstorming, linear and pattern notes; active vs passive learning; how to make notes; and some suggested activities.

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TOP 10 TIPS ON ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING

This resource provides a set of tips highlighting the importance of feedback and assessments, and how these can be best utilised in order to enhance and encourage learning.

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TOP 10 TIPS ON DETERRING PLAGIARISM

This resource includes tips on how to prevent and eradicate the appeal for plagiarism. Ideas for task and assessment design are suggested, with a particular focus on the research process.

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TOP 10 TIPS ON DIVERSIFYING ASSESSMENT

This resource provides tips with ideas for alternative types of assessment (such as case-studies, groupwork and practicals) and how this may help to engage students and develop their skillset.

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TOP 10 TIPS ON INCLUSIVE ASSESSMENT

This resource includes tips on how to ensure the needs of students with disabilities are considered when designing learning assessments. Particular points of consideration regarding common types of disability are highlighted.

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TOP 10 TIPS ON SELF, PEER AND GROUP ASSESSMENT

Self and peer assessment helps students to understand assessment criteria by their application of the criteria to their own and other students’ work. Includes tips for designing effective assessments.

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TOP 10 TIPS ON SELF-ASSESSMENT SHEETS

This resource discusses the dialogue between staff and students about written feedback. Includes tips to help develop effective feedback forms, with a particular focus on designing the sheets and how to initiate student responses.

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WORK-BASED LEARNING CONTRACTS

This resource provides customisable templates for learning contracts together with a commentary on their use in a community work and youth work context.

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