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Editorial: hail and farewell, BeJLT 8.3

Hale, farewell BeJLT and welcome to the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching (HEJLT). Aims of BeJLT The Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching (BeJLT) launched in June 2004,  aiming to address the breadth and depth of Learning, Teaching

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Live Projects across the disciplines

Live Projects in the discipline of architecture have been described as a form of ‘proto-practical learning that takes place in the borderlands between architectural education and built environment practice.’ (Harriss & Widder, 2014, p. 1). They often involve varied forms

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Evidence into policy: are we any closer?

Introduction The journey that research takes before it is noticed and converted into policy and practice always seems to be long and difficult; for higher education focussed research it seems even more tortuous. If for example, we take a concept

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Communicating computer science – lessons from recent history

In any form of communication, four things are key: message content, mode of delivery, timing and intended impact. Over the last two decades our educational system has made some serious errors in all four when it comes to communicating computer

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Academic writing development

Academic writing development This special issue explores ways of promoting writing development in online environments.  Part 1 investigates strategies for supporting collaborative writing online.  Part 2 examines online feedback pedagogies, including peer review.  Part 3 focuses on research writing support,

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Avoiding the road to hell: the importance of BeJLT and pedagogic research at Brookes

This year, we are celebrating two anniversaries – Brookes’ 150 years as an institution and BeJLT’s more modest 10 years – and we are marking both events in this special edition of BeJLT by publishing invited updates of six of its

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Making sense of higher education

The first three papers in this issue are concerned with how students make sense of the tasks they are presented with in higher education. Two of these are provoked by a concern for international students but have much wider applicability. They

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Internationalised University Curricula and Education for Global Citizenship

This current special issue has been reviewed in large part by members of the Oxford Brookes University Centre for Curriculum Internationalisation. This is a research group committed to research, cross-institutional dialogue and  policy change within four key areas of: internationalising

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Professional practices in HE

This issue includes a variety of types of articles in addition to the familiar research paper. There is a selection of short articles describing some aspect of professional practice, two book reviews and sadly, an obituary.  We were shocked and

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Engaging with graduate attributes

The papers in this issue of the Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching demonstrate how staff at Oxford Brookes are responding to the challenge set out in the Strategy for Enhancing the Student Experience to develop graduate attributes through our curricula. Three of the

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