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Learning Activities in Practice at Coventry University. Peri Yavash and Jean Mangan DEE Conference September 2007. 1. Introduction. Three types of learning activity developed as part of the FDTL5 project Problem Focused Exercises Reflective Exercises Threshold Web Exercises

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Learning activities in practice at coventry university

Learning Activities in Practiceat Coventry University

Peri Yavash and Jean Mangan

DEE Conference

September 2007


1 introduction

1. Introduction

  • Three types of learning activity developed as part of the FDTL5 project

    • Problem Focused Exercises

    • Reflective Exercises

    • Threshold Web Exercises

  • Exercises were trialled at all four partner institutions


2 exercised trialled on the first year macroeconomics course at coventry

2. Exercised trialled on the first year Macroeconomics course at Coventry

  • Should Home Production be protected to keep jobs? (PF3)

  • The London Olympics – how will the economy be affected? (RE5)

  • Are government budget deficits always bad? (TNE4)

  • Monetary Policy – How is it decided? (PF5)

  • How is the exchange rate affected by inflation? (TNE6)


3 plan of the session

3. Plan of the session

16.20 Are government budget deficits always bad?

Complete exercise and note expected student problems

Feedback (from Coventry) and discussion

16.40How is the exchange rate affected by inflation?

Complete exercise and note expected student problems

Feedback (from Coventry) and discussion

16.55Closing comments on designing student exercises


4 closing comments on the design of exercises

4. Closing comments on the design of exercises

Comments:

  • Very useful to include a list of concepts to remind students

  • The questions and scenario must be clearly stated and completely unambigious.

  • Ensure that students are familiar with the terminology used in your exercise

  • Consider whether students may get side-tracked/bogged down in unnecessary detail

    From today’s session:


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