Teaching at Nottingham, now archived, was a continually updated collection of peer-reviewed academic development resources. It offers both a window onto the University's teaching culture and a space for the critical evaluation of teaching practice.

The resources, typically 2-5 minute videos or 500-1000 word texts, represent the staff experience of teaching at Nottingham. Collectively, they reflect a thriving teaching culture in a research-led university.

The collection is widely used by staff at Nottingham, around UK HEIs and internationally. It was produced by the University's PESL initiative.

"PESL is an important tool in achieving the University's aim of continually enhancing its teaching"

Professor David Riley
Pro Vice Chancellor for the Student Experience

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"What they're trying to get us to do, I think ultimately, is it's not about the answer, it's about how you get there"

Paul Garrud et al.
Graduate Entry Medicine & Health
Using problem-based learning to develop critical thinking skills.

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Professor Michèle Clarke
School of Geography

Creativity and criticism: spotting a gap and motivations to ... "I joined the Department in 2000 and as part of my teaching, began a…"   (Jun 2005)

Did curiosity do anything more than kill the cat? The ... "The University of Nottingham's, Learning and Teaching Strategy for 2002-2005 states …"   (Sep 2004)

A University-wide study into student motivation parameters: ... "Academics and university management require knowledge of student motivation …"   (Sep 2005)

External link to: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~lgzwww/contacts/a-z/index.phtml?name=clarke In my view, learning should be fun; an engaging, challenging and rewarding experience both for student and teacher. Of course, making complex ideas fun for all participants is a far from easy task but if you can enable students to use their own imagination and creativity in an interactive manner which develops critical thought and deep understanding, the academic achievements can be impressive, the task memorable and the benefits for the individual long-lasting… (guest editorial)

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Understanding evaluation: SET SEM and the student learning ... "Student evaluation procedures play a key role across the HE sector in gauging …"   (Sep 2008; 1765 views)

Mathematics Electronic Learning Environment in Engineering ... "MELEES is a web-based environment, developed since 2002, to support students who …"   (Jul 2004; 739 views)

Asking questions of students in lectures.   (Jul 2004; 2 min 28s video; 734 views)

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