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Teaching and Learning Conference 2019

In the May meeting of PLATE, we discussed papers and ideas from the recent University Teaching and Learning Conference (#UoNTLC2019).   However, before that got underway we were tasked by Emma B to use a browser-based mind mapping tool, bubbl.us   For free, users can create up to three mind maps, with payment needed for creating more. As a tool to use on a one-off occasion in lectures, the …

Does lecture capture lower your grades? Insights from the April 2019 PLATE meeting.

I love creating lectures based on the topics I’m interested in. I spend weeks creating a lecture on the relationship between video games and cognitive psychology, or I spend even longer trying to create an engaging and interactive lecture on how alcohol and drugs affect our driving. Come the day of the lecture, the nerves …

Structured Individual Tutorials

At the March 2019 PLATE meeting, there were two key questions: What are structured questions for individual tutorials and should we use them? Today’s blog begins with an overview of personal tutoring then addresses these questions. We would welcome any comments on structuring individual tutorials in the comments below or via @Notts_Psych. What exactly is …

Psychology Learning and Teaching Enhancement Group

Welcome to the new PLATE Blog! PLATE is the Psychology Learning and Teaching Enhancement Group within the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham which brings together those interested in developing learning and teaching within the school. We meet monthly and discuss diverse areas of practice, help each other to create resources or learning …