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Conflict resolution theory suggests we may be less likely to move toward a competing position if we have taken the time to learn about each other in a genuine way. Shutterstock

Deeper listening will change your classroom

Conflict in the classroom may not look or sound like an argument. It might look like disengagement if students don't feel seen and heard.
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Why Australia needs a new model for universities

A crisis of sustainability is building up as universities continue to drift towards a more privatised system. It's time we started looking at alternative options.
An Egyptian engineer at work on a project to upgrade the Suez Canal. Engineers will be crucial in making the sustainable development goals a reality. Amr Dalsh/Reuters

Engineering graduates can help Africa to meet its sustainable development goals

If we want the Sustainable Development Goals to be more than just big dreams, Africa will need well trained engineers who can put their skills to good use in their own communities.
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Can good teaching be measured and should it be rewarded?

The recent UK budget announced plans to allow universities that exemplify good teaching to increase their caps on fees, meaning they will be financially rewarded for good teaching practice. But how do you measure this?
It’s a little intimidating when all of those chairs are full, but teaching large classes doesn’t need to stress you out. From www.shutterstock.com

What it takes to teach a large class – and do it well

Large classes don't have a good reputation when it comes to fostering student learning. But there are a few ways for teachers to adapt to bigger classes.
There’s more to being a good university lecturer than just projecting your voice. How can far deeper skills be developed? From www.shutterstock.com

How to turn lecturers into good university teachers

Who is best placed to shape university teachers who are more than just technically proficient? The answer lies in academic development.
People are happy to say university teachers are not good teachers, but the students seem to think otherwise. Alan/Flickr

Rating your professor: five myths about university teaching quality

Prospective students, parents of prospective students, and taxpayers deserve to know about the quality of teaching in our universities. But how do you measure teaching quality? Based on student results…

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