Scaling Up Active Collaborative Learning for student success

Active learning promotes greater student engagement and higher order thinking by encouraging students to work together to become the main contributors to all discovery and knowledge building processes in class and online.

Our Project focuses on 2 main active learning pedagogies

SCALE-UP

SCALE-UP

Student-Centred Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies is an active, collaborative mode of learning which offers an alternative to didactic and discursive pedagogies like lectures and seminars.

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Team-Based Learning

Team-Based Learning is an active, collaborative learning and teaching strategy which uses a special sequence of individual study, group work, immediate feedback and teacher-facilitated discussion and debate to create a motivational framework for students’ learning.

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Active Learning Success Stories

SCALE UP in BA (Hons) Health and Social Care

Ann McCarthy, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, NTU
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TBL in Pharmacy Consultation Skills Module

Simon Tweddell and John Purvis, Bradford School of Pharmacy
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SCALE UP in Research and Professional Practice Module

Health and Social Care Year 1, NTU
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‘Critical Friend’ – but what does that mean exactly?

  • 30 January 2018

I was already aware of the excellent work on closing student attainment gaps which had been undertaken at NTU in the “Success for All’ project……

I am already confident that this very timely and pertinent piece of work will be of great value not only to the three universities involved but to the wider HE sector

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