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Transformative Education

14 February 2024

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Empowering students with innovative assessments: Decolonising medicine

As educators, we must continue to explore new approaches to assessment that not only assess student learning but also cultivate a deeper understanding of the complex issues at the heart of decolonisation. In this blog post, I will focus on the three innovative assessments that have helped to transform the learning experience…

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22 November 2023

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Taking account of student experiences of eco-grief and eco-anxiety when incorporating sustainable development goals into teaching

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many changes in higher education, including a greater focus on online learning. However, another key trend has been growing efforts to incorporate the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into university curricula. This reflects a wider recognition that higher education institutions have a crucial role to play in…

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6 September 2023

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CATE award for Grand Challenges team!

The Grand Challenges team was award a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence by AdvanceHE in 2023. The Grand Challenges (GC) team was formed to facilitate inclusive, supportive and creative environments for students to explore ‘wicked’ problems (Rittel and Webber, 1973) and develop their employability. Hosted by the Career Zone, the team promotes…

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6 September 2022

6 minutes to read

Transforming education to transform the world

In its Strategy 2030, the University of Exeter has pledged ‘to use the power of education and research to create a sustainable, healthy, and socially just future’. This goal requires the collective commitment of staff, students, and partners across the breadth of our activities and initiatives.

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17 March 2021

4 minutes to read

Taking Grand Challenges online to create engaging learning experiences

Grand Challenges week plays a key role in the Exeter calendar, giving students the opportunity to work in cross-discipline groups to design innovative solutions to real world challenges. But in COVID-19 times, Grand Challenges has adapted to become Challenges Online.

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