Updated ‘ripples model’

I’ve updated the PowerPoint file which shows the development of the ‘ripples model’ of learning, with some new slides added. Now it should download more easily, directly as a PowerPoint file, without the hassle of zipped folders, as my website software no longer needs these. Ripples model seven factors (28410 downloads) . This is written up as Chapter 2 of the 2nd (2010) edition of ‘Making Learning Happen’. If you would like to book me to go through this live at your institution, please email me.

‘How to do Uni’

What key advice is needed by 6th-formers and others preparing to start University? I’ve added a page of brief suggestions to the ‘for students’ part of this website, accessible using the link at the right-hand side. I’m particularly looking for feedback on these suggestions, and (even better) for more ideas to go there.

Northumbria Students’ Conference: 21st February

Here are the main slides we used in my session. I took out the pictures and links which would have made the file far too big. The slides are in PowerPoint 2007 in a zipped folder. Great working with you – best of luck in your forthcoming assignments. Northumbria slides (404 downloads)
I was very impressed with your draft assignments on helping 6th formers to prepare for University – so you inspired me to have a go to produce a simple one-pager with the same mission, which you can download here: How to do Uni (368 downloads) . I was also very heartened by some feedback from you which Kay sent on to me – you can see that here too feedback (370 downloads) .

Visiting Professor: University of Plymouth

I’m honoured to be invited to take up this position for the next three years or so. I’ve had a long and pleasant association with Plymouth, ever since its former time as a Polytechnic, and it is a place which has always put teaching to the fore, as evidenced by being awarded four CETLS when such things were available. Visiting somehow seems more ‘alive’ than Emeritus, and I look forward to being on trains between Newcastle and Plymouth. Even better, Sally has been offered likewise, so we’ll try to visit together whenever we can.