Sam’s Experience

I was particularly excited to help develop this research because of the rationale that lay behind it: although, with the move to the Waterside campus, there is a need to incorporate more online and blended components into our teaching, there is no consensus on the ‘right way’ to do so. Instead, we want to see which strategies, activities, platforms, and ratios work for students themselves. Before joining the English and Creative Writing team at Northampton, I was a lecturer at a university in Australia, were I helped to first put in place, then review, a number of pilot digital learning … Continue reading Sam’s Experience

Project team

Dave Burnapp has spent many years working in education and development. This experience has given him a valuable insight into what happens in education in different countries and cultures. He researches and publishes on topics relating to internationalisation of Higher Education, and to the uses of innovative learning and teaching approaches. He is a National Teaching Fellow, and he has managed several projects concerning international collaboration funded by organisations including the Higher Education Academy and the British Council. Currently he teaches linguistics in the field of English and Creative Writing, and supervises PhD students researching topics relating to Applied Linguistics … Continue reading Project team

Students as co-creators of curriculum

This project connects to the growth of interest in the role of students as co-creators of curriculum, an approach which can now be described as a robust and well-established movement with Higher Education. Burnapp (a member of the team) stated in a report of an earlier pedagogic research project concerning educational innovations that: Put simply, even if elaborate teaching materials were written and an attractive and an up-to-date virtual learning environment was produced, this in itself could not be a guarantee of success. If any aspects of the module were not considered suitable by any of the stakeholders concerned (including … Continue reading Students as co-creators of curriculum