Acquisition Activities

This page showcases examples of teaching, learning and assessment activities under the category of Acquisition, sharing examples from different Colleges throughout the University.  This category is based on those used within the ABC Curriculum Design Workshops(opens in a new tab), informed by Diana Laurillard’s Conversational Framework(opens in a new tab).

Each show case item shows an overview of the activity, how this was used in practice (with a link to a more in depth blog), a video and step-by-step instructions about how this activity can be run.


ABC – Acquisition Type Activity
This activity relates to the ABC activity type of Acquisition and will enable students to learn about new skills through technical demonstrations.

Learning through acquisition is what learners are doing when they are listening to a lecture or podcast, reading from books or websites, and watching demos or videos.

Delivering Practical Demonstrations Digitally Read more
The Use of Podcasts to Support Students’ Developmental Learning Read more
Enhancing Video to Support Micro-lecture Delivery Read more