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Negotiated Assessments: I’m a convert!!

When I was introduced to the idea of negotiated assessments a couple of years ago, I have to confess that I was rather bemused by the idea. I couldn’t quite comprehend how you might avoid someone always choosing an essay, and therefore not developing other skills (that they might otherwise

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Working with Children

Can writing retreats develop students’ writing practices?

Last week, I introduced the idea of writing retreats for students studying on the BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People and Families programme. Writing retreats are a popular tool used by academics to escape to a quiet place with like-minded colleagues and concentrate on producing a piece of writing

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