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Changemaker Attributes at Northampton for Graduate Employability (Ch.A.N.G.E.)

A Draft Framework of Graduate Attributes Background As an AshokaU Changemaker Campus, the University of Northampton is looking at ways to ensure that all our students have an opportunity to understand for themselves what it means to be a Changemaker … Continue reading

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Learning, teaching and digital transformation at Northampton

The following sources have either informed the approach we’re taking in relation to learning and teaching and digital transformation at the University of Northampton, or are the result of our extensive discussions on those matters: This short video summarises our … Continue reading

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Dazzled by pedagogical innovations

At recent events in the UK and overseas, I’ve had the opportunity to discuss the concept of pedagogical innovation in higher education. In particular, I focused on whether certain initiatives (often carrying flashy names) constitute pedagogical innovation and if so, … Continue reading

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Northampton’s online and blended learning offering

As part of its Learning and Teaching Plan, the University of Northampton is making a deliberate effort to boost its online and blended provision across all six schools. The following are among the top academic programmes undergoing design or re-design … Continue reading

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Quality, innovation and risk in HE learning and teaching

How can we (safely!) enhance the quality of learning and teaching in HE, while taking risks by deploying innovative (and often unexpected) approaches? At Northampton, we have addressed the issue in a number of ways, which boil down to the … Continue reading

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Student expectations, personalisation and online provision

“Contact with tutors”, not surprisingly, is one of the top responses from students when asked about what they value from their university. Given our biographies as learners, the type of contact we are normally most familiar with in educational settings … Continue reading

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Open Northampton

The Open Northampton project aims to put Northampton on the global open educational resources (OER) map within 24 months. It will achieve that aim by promoting open practices and enabling colleagues to share exemplars of their academic materials under an open … Continue reading

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