Classroom activity

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Referencing exercises
A set of four referencing exercises, complete with answers. Exercises cover: 1) Is a Reference Needed? 2) Where Should the Citations Go? 3) “I Didn’t Reference the Source Because…” 4) Referencing Errors.
Activity time: 1 hour
Types of media: Helpsheet, Word document, Quiz
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Learning Agreement
This resource features introductory notes and sample template for a learning agreement and supports students to identify activities within their work which could demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcomes. The resource is designed to be used with part-time adult educators, graduate teaching assistants and those who support learning in HE to form a framework for the development of a portfolio for assessment.
Activity time: 45 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word document
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Developing an Action Plan for Independent Learning
Worksheet to support students to outline an structured action plan for their studies. This resource provides a template to encourage students to be effective independent learners, able to identify: what they want to learn; the best ways for them to learn what they want to learn; and how to demonstrate learning.
Activity time: 30 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word document
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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.
Activity time: 45 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word document
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Critical Reflection Forms
This resource offers templates to support students in developing strategies for critical reflection on a work-based learning programme at the University of Manchester. These can all be adapted to suit your own purposes. The templates cover five areas: 1) Expectations from a module; 2) Reflections on a module; 3) Critical Reading Record; 4) Critical Reflection on a Session; and 5) Reflection on Learning Portfolio.
Activity time: 30 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Word document, Quiz
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Observing Conversations
This resource offers a session plan, which aims to help students develop conversation styles and techniques, based on effective use of questioning styles and to appreciate the impact of body language. This activity is designed to be used in a workshop relating to listening and interpersonal skills, particularly relating to active listening, establishing and maintaining conversations and the impact of body language.
Activity time: 30 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, PDF file
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Questioning Styles
This activity is designed to help students to understand and be able to identify different styles of questioning: open, closed, leading and probing. This activity is designed to be used in a workshop relating to listening and interpersonal skills.
Activity time: 15 munutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, PDF file
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Listening Skills Audit
This short activity helps students assess their own listening skills. The audit can be completed either online or on paper
Activity time: 10 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Interactive learning object, Quiz
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Focusing on the functions and qualities of writing using Wrasse
A classroom activity, designed to help students recognise the broad functions of academic writing
Activity time: 20 minutes
Types of media: Webpage, PDF file
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Visual Learning website
A website hosting a number a number of staff and student resources to support the development of visual learning
Activity time: Variable
Types of media: Webpage
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Oral Communication website
A website hosting a number a number of staff and student resources to support the development of oral communication
Activity time: Variable
Types of media: Webpage
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