HEA / UWBS subject conference Group Working June 20 th 2012. Active group w ork – making it inclusive. Professor Christine Hockings Institute for Learning Enhancement University of Wolverhampton. Academic engagement in groups. Approaches to learning.
June 20th 2012
Active group work – making it inclusive
Professor Christine Hockings
Institute for Learning Enhancement
University of Wolverhampton
Approaches to learning
Teachers’ approaches to & craft in L&T
Social & cultural background
Prior knowledge Ways of knowing
Life & work experiences
Teachers’ conceptions of students
Teachers’ knowledge & experience
Aspirations & interests
Conjecturing & critiquing
Questioning & challenging ideas
Reflecting & evaluating
They are actively exploring their own and others’ knowledge, experience and backgrounds in a search for deep understanding, meaning and knowing
A key challenge is how to engage all individuals within a large and diverse group…
Learning to Teach Inclusively Module
Hockings, C., Brett, P & Terentjevs, M (2012) Making a difference – Inclusive learning and teaching in higher education through open education resources. Journal of Distance Education.
Hockings, C (2011) Hearing voices, creating spaces: the craft of the ‘artisan’ teacher’ in a mass higher education system. Critical Studies in Higher Education 52 (2) 191-205
Hockings, C. (2010). Inclusive learning and teaching in higher education: a synthesis of research. York HEA.
Hockings, C., Cooke, S., & Bowl, M. (2010). Learning and teaching in two universities within the context of increasing student diversity: complexity, contradictions and challenges. In M. David (Ed.), Improving learning by widening participation. London: Routledge.
Perry, W. & Hockings, C. (forthcoming) Using LTI OER to support local academic development initiatives. Available from www.wlv.ac.uk/LTIEmbedding
OER module Learning to Teach Inclusively www.wlv.ac.uk/LTImodule
OER Learning to Teaching Inclusively Project website www.wlv.ac.uk/teachinclusively