Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Students as Collaborators

Students as Collaborators Today I'm off to a symposium to explore student participation in learning & teaching: Students as Collaborators: teaching and learning in HE for the 21st century, organized by the University of Leicester Students' Union, in partnership with GENIE (the University's centre for Genetics Education Networking for Innovation and Excellence) and the National Student Learning & Teaching Network Committee. With a combination of speeches, workshops and other fora the symposium will showcase examples of students becoming more actively engaged within their learning communities, and on the flip-side how academics have bridged the gap between teaching and research and empowered students to become co-producers within their learning environments. Should be interesting. I might talk about Friendfolios ;-)