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Contributions by " Graham Thompson"

Prof Graham Thompson is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Queen Mary and was the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. All of Graham’s contributions should be viewed in the context of his caveats given in his introduction “There is no Silver Bullet”.

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Using small simulation programs

Prof Graham Thompson creates his own small software simulations for use by students and within lectures to demonstrate and explain concepts. All of Graham Thompson’s contributions should be viewed in the context of the caveats in his introduction “There is no silver bullet“.

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Formative assessment mirroring exams

Prof Graham Thompson describes how he approaches coursework from a formative perspective, yet mirrors the structure of the final summative exam that the students will take. All of Graham Thompson’s contributions should be viewed in the context of the caveats in his introduction “There is no silver bullet“.

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Tutorial Staff Newsletter

Prof Graham Thompson talks about communication between multiple tutorial staff on the same course via his use of a newsletter. All of Graham Thompson’s contributions should be viewed in the context of the caveats in his introduction “There is no silver bullet“.

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Automated Recaps

Prof Graham Thompson describes his use of automated powerpoint slides to summarise the previous lectures at the beginning of a class. All of Graham Thompson’s contributions should be viewed in the context of the caveats in his introduction “There is no silver bullet“.

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Road Map and Lecture Summaries

Prof Graham Thompson describes how he uses Road maps and Lecture summaries in order to help the students understand the ‘story’ of the course and bring everything from different lectures together. All of Graham Thompson’s contributions should be viewed in the context of the caveats in his introduction “There is no silver bullet“.

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Chalk and Talk and Powerpoint

Prof Graham Thompson discusses and compares his use of the different techniques of chalk and talk and powerpoint style presentations. All of Graham Thompson’s contributions should be viewed in the context of the caveats in his introduction “There is no silver bullet“.

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Course Glossary

Prof Graham Thompson describes his course glossary which helps students understand the technical terms that are used during a course. All of Graham Thompson’s contributions should be viewed in the context of the caveats in his introduction “There is no silver bullet“.

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There is no silver bullet

Prof Graham Thompson explains his major caveats for talking about teaching techniques. His ideas have worked well for him, but there is no silver bullet or “best practice” to preach.

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