‘Big data’ study finds that children from families with limited education have strongest long-term response to teacher encouragement, and are more likely to progress to university as a result.
The application process for this year’s Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund closes later this month.
A pioneering project to teach university students alongside prisoners, so that they learn from each other, has proved remarkably successful. The creators of Learning Together, Drs Ruth Armstrong and Amy Ludlow, are now expanding the scheme and seeking to widen participation across university departments.
Grants of up to £20,000 are available for University staff to fund creative projects through the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund.
Teaching staff will record their lectures and share them with students online as part of a trial to enhance learning with technology.
Twelve inspirational academics have been honoured for outstanding teaching in the University’s 23rd Pilkington Prizes.
Inside information: Students and prisoners study together in course that reveals the power of collaborative education26 Apr 2016
A highly innovative project in which Cambridge students and prisoners studied together at a Category B prison in Buckinghamshire has broken down prejudices and created new possibilities for all of those who took part. The researchers behind it suggest that more such collaborative learning initiatives could help dismantle stereotypes and offer prisoners a meaningful vision for the future after release.