MMU Good Practice Exchange


Expert vs Facilitator: interrogating your own teaching practice

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Sam Illingworth, Lecturer in Science Communication, is currently investigating the role of the teacher as expert and facilitator for student engagement and learning. He is involved in a related research project linked to his own practice that will help him gain deeper insights into the effectiveness of these two approaches.

Sam recognises the value of experiential, collaborative and peer learning approaches and creates the conditions to enable and foster these among his students. However, he is very interested in finding out if this approach works best for his students.

This clip is an excellent example of a scholarly approach to teaching and learning, rooted in professional curiosity, reflective practice and action research. We are very much looking forward to Sam's research findings, how these will influence his own understanding about student learning and shape future practice.

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Sam Illingworth
Science Communication

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