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Block model testimonial with Jeannie Rea

What were your initial perceptions about block?

Jeannie Rea

Associate Professor Jeannie Rea, College of Arts & Education

Look I think my immediate concerns were about whether students were going to be able to achieve the learning outcomes in that compressed period of time because we are really used to having that space over week over week to make sure people are getting things done, keeping tracking their progress.

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Did your perceptions change?

Jeannie Rea

I think that probably my advice to people too is 'don't be so anxious about trying to get everything done'. And I think, part of the thing of really contracting stuff into that time period, of the four weeks dominates our thinking, rather than we've got hours and hours over the week or over a day each day, with the students. And so there is actually much more space for doing things, for stopping, starting, being able to test whether students have learned what you were hoping they'd learn. So there's lots of opportunities to actually make the space and use it because I think what we tend to have tended to do is go, how are we going to cover all this how are we going to do all this in this time?

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