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HE Speak

HE Speak

I’ve been considering recently (again) the use of terminology in higher education and how it can be easy to retreat to familiar terms or perpetuate confusion without thinking of the relevance to students. The interchangeable use of the terms ‘course’ and ‘programme’ is an example of this. They are both so commonplace that there is … Continue reading

Accessible Language in HE

Accessible Language in HE

In every walk of life a language develops to express concepts and practices in shorthand. The opacity of this varies widely from descriptive naming [‘piece to camera’, perhaps, or to use a topical example: ‘traybake’] to the utterly indecipherable [take your pick from binomial nomenclature – the naming of species, usually in Latin – to … Continue reading