University of Hertfordshire

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Ivan Phillips - Speaker

Karen Clark - Speaker

Tony Rosella - Speaker

Joy Jarvis - Speaker

The workshop draws on a wider School project which has focused, firstly, upon making sure that core programme structures are as clear and visible to students (and staff) as possible and, secondly, upon more exploratory ways of visualising and/or narrating the learner journey within specific disciplines. In part, this expands on prior work within the School around the concept of ‘signature pedagogies’.

The area of research represented by the workshop is concerned with developing methods for encouraging student engagement, in particular an enthusiasm for taking ownership of their own educational paths. At a basic level, this involves students being aware of resources such as module guides, assignment briefs and programme specifications. More expansively, it promotes the creation of visual/narrative artefacts which encourage conversation between students and staff on the experiences and expectations of learning.

Metaphors of storytelling and mapping are used widely within Higher Education – indeed, the ‘guided learner journey’ is a key principle behind the current developments of the University of Hertfordshire’s online learning environment – and the intention is that this workshop will enable colleagues from across various disciplines to share examples and perspectives on how visual and narrative methods can be used to enhance teaching and learning.

The project underlying this workshop will form the basis for the School of Creative Arts annual Learning and Teaching exhibition in June 2017. It is also hoped that, as well as producing both programme-specific and generic teaching resources, it will yield conference papers, journal articles and book chapters.
28 May 2017

Event (Conference)

TitleUniversity of Hertfordshire Learning and Teaching Conference
LocationUniversity of Hertfordshire
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event

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