As part of our Connect Benefit Series for Advance HE members, we are pleased to publish #52etc, a toolkit for colleagues to use, adapt and develop within their teaching practice to enhance student engagement.
Our Connect Benefit Series runs throughout the membership year, focusing on specific themes each month and is open to all colleagues at Advance HE member institutions. The series comprises outputs including webinars, publications and blogs.
December’s theme is Engaging learners: Any time? Any place? Anyhow? Strategies and practice for delivering quality education in these challenging times. Students’ sense of belonging is developed through engaging and socially constructed learning experiences; this is a challenge that is further emphasised on a physically distanced campus. #52etc has been specifically developed for any taught environment, whether that is face to face, online or blended. Developed and curated by Prof Ian Turner from the University of Derby, Stuart Norton and Jess Moody from Advance HE. The toolkit provides a ‘high-impact - low tech’ resource that is readily accessible, practical and specifically directed to enhancing student engagement.
Stuart Norton, Senior Adviser in Learning & Teaching at Advance HE, says, “In its simplest form, #52etc is a toolkit designed to support student engagement in a variety of learning environments.
“By offering a means of strengthening student interaction through a range of tasks and ideas that promote student interactions, #52etc provides questions and offers activities that enable engagement and contributions through group activities. Designed with the challenges of the virtual classroom in mind, the cards prompt engagement and support students to develop deeper understanding of the subject matter through a variety of means, enabling a greater reflection of their own learning by also providing an opportunity to promote dialogue beyond the classroom space.”