Case studies in teaching
Here we share ideas that may be relevant to your practice.
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CASE STUDY – Dr Benjamin Liu provides a guide to working with AI writing tool GPT-4, to train it as a useful teaching assistant for answering students’ questions.
CASE STUDY – Jayden Houghton aims to make human connections with his students and encourages them to reflect on their values and their Law School experience.
CASE STUDY – The Faculty of Engineering has developed novel physical tools for teaching the properties of structural steel.
CASE STUDY – Two music courses were redesigned for online delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CASE STUDY – Helping develop students’ abilities to collaborate in teams comprised of people with different backgrounds and skills.
CASE STUDY – In Mechanical Engineering, students apply 3D printing technology to real-world industrial applications.
CASE STUDY – Ruth Lemon has started reorganising the teaching and assessment schedules of courses, to reduce student workloads and stress for better student wellbeing.
CASE STUDY – Alys Longley provides choice and authenticity in assessment for DANCE 101 in order to engage students’ intrinsic motivation and interest.
CASE STUDY – Maxine Lewis discusses relationality in her teaching practice within Classics and Ancient History.
CASE STUDY – Jayden Houghton introduced student choice into his Law course assessments through having them create quizzes to support their fellow students.
CASE STUDY – In this practice example from DANCE 101, Associate Prof Alys Longley describes how she embeds relationality in her teaching practice.
CASE STUDY – Learn about a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) training programme within the Faculty of Engineering.
CASE STUDY – Using curriculum mapping to maintain coherence across an interdisciplinary core and create a consistent student experience.
CASE STUDY – Improve student writing by teaching students how to assess a piece of written work and introducing a peer review element to their essay.
Prepare students for their future working lives by developing new skills in emerging technologies through assessments.
CASE STUDY – Anuj Bhargava employs a constructivist approach to teaching, in which students interact with their experiences and their surroundings to build knowledge.
CASE STUDY – Whanaungatanga is to encourage the development of close connection between people, to create a sense of belonging. Waipapa Taumata Rau’s design team co-designed a first-year compulsory Arts general course.
CASE STUDY – Self-paced and self-directed tasks for self-assessment/formative feedback (MUS103 and MUS130).
CASE STUDY – In the course, Principles of Microbiology, Dr Kathryn Jones provides students with a choice of essay topics for a writing assignment.
CASE STUDY – Piata Allen’s Te Reo Māori Pronunciation Online course includes a range of activities for self-assessment.
CASE STUDY – Recording your feedback to students as video or audio can be time-efficient and more personalised, and students report paying more attention to it than written comments.
CASE STUDY – Maxine Lewis has used patchwork assessment to make assessment both more engaging and more inclusive.
Using Canvas discussions to develop skills in constructing arguments and constructive critique of peer work
CASE STUDY – Using peer review in Canvas discussions to develop skills in constructing arguments and critiquing peer work (LAWPUBL 405).
CASE STUDY – Associate Prof Jennifer Lees-Marshment incorporated authentic scenarios in the writing assignments to help students develop relevant writing skills for their future careers.
CASE STUDY – Using technology in the design, production and implementation of a series of inclusive online orientation activities for students in the Tertiary Foundation Certificate (TFC) Programme.
CASE STUDY – In Music 103 and 130, teachers moved away from the traditional lecture by providing a rich and engaging self-paced learning experience, with individual student care and facilitation.
CASE STUDY – Supporting greater student engagement with course readings through the use of collaborative, social reading tools.
CASE STUDY – Ideas from this case study will be useful if faced with challenges of remote teaching to large cohorts, or if you are interested in creative strategies for motivating and engaging all students.
CASE STUDY – As a whiteboarding platform, Miro helps your team go beyond brainstorming, with a wide variety of tasks that require collaboration.
CASE STUDY – Students use PeerWise to answer, create and share multiple-choice questions with their peers.
CASE STUDY – EDSW’s Curriculum and Pedagogy programme used H5P to facilitate online interaction of students studying Mathematics and Statistics.
CASE STUDY – Utilising Microsoft (MS) Teams to allow for large class group project delivery; to collaborate, share files, chat and call.
CASE STUDY – Dr Monica Kam designed accessible online laboratory content using H5P to replicate a real lab’s visual and interactive elements.
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