Is block teaching the future of university pedagogy?
From Times Higher Education: “Block teaching is a model whereby students are taught one subject at a time, usually over a period of between three and six weeks. Suffolk’s adoption of it came after a successful pilot in its business school and on most of its social science and humanities courses, which saw average student grades rise from 56 to 66 per cent. Introducing block teaching across all undergraduate courses, apart from those that require apprenticeships or placements, was the next logical step, says Ellen Buck, the institution’s director of learning and teaching. … Suffolk took inspiration – and advice – from Victoria University in Australia, which converted to the block teaching model in 2018, initially only for first-year undergraduates, to help improve its dropout rates.”View the full article from Times Higher Education. [Subscription required.]
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