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60% of students find their lectures boring

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 19th, 2009

Research by Sandi Mann, senior lecturer in occupational psychology at the University of Central Lancashire, shows that almost 60% of students find at least half their lectures boring, and about 30% claim that most or all of their lectures are boring.
Bored students spend their time daydreaming (75% of students admitted doing this) – one wonders [...]

Peer Review of Teaching

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on February 6th, 2009

The Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne has published Peer Review of Teaching in Australian Higher Education, a handbook to assist universities to develop and embed effective practices and policies.  It recognises MQ development in peer review of teaching in one of its case studies.
Also from the CSHE, check [...]