Learning and Teaching in Action: MMU's Journal for the scholarship of teaching and learning

Learning and Teaching in Action
Volume 13, Issue 1

 

Editorial

Charles Neame
Charles introduces this issue, his last as editor, with thanks to current and previous contributors for their commitment to the core values of education: transformation, community and scholarship. Many of the papers in this edition of LTiA report on some of the 60 or so projects funded by Manchester Met through CELT since 2014, and exemplify scholarly practice: colleagues undertaking work which we can all see and review, and then use for the benefit of ourselves and our students.   Download Editorial (pdf file)

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Undisciplinarity: Exploring the disciplinary nature and pedagogic assumptions of Art and Design practice at Manchester School of Art

Kirsteen Aubrey
This paper explores the impact of cross-disciplinary student engagement, using reflection in and on action to explore the impact of the experience on students and staff.   Download Undisciplinarity: Exploring the disciplinary nature and pedagogic assumptions of Art and Design practice at Manchester School of Art (pdf file)

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Towards a Psychosocial Pedagogy: The 'student journey', intersubjectivity, and the development of agency

Susanne Langer, Geoff Bunn and Nina Fellows
A critique addressing the inadequacies of the metaphor of the 'student journey', and the implications for learning and teaching and for the university’s mission to develop its students.   Download Towards a Psychosocial Pedagogy: The 'student journey', intersubjectivity, and the development of agency (pdf file)

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The Need to Balance Technological Innovation With Pedagogic Potential: A case study using Apple TV in classrooms

Chris Chambers
Findings from a project which aimed to evaluate the potential of AppleTV, in terms of enhancing the pedagogy of staff and the engagement and learning of students.   Download The Need to Balance Technological Innovation With Pedagogic Potential: A case study using Apple TV in classrooms (pdf file)

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"It was just too much": Exploring the learner’s experience in Fine Art crits

Ella McCartney and Fiona Lake
This study employs discourse analysis and showcases the voice of the learner to discover the experiences of the Fine Art critique (crit) in relation to Boud’s (2001) approach to peer learning.   Download

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Barriers to Student Engagement in HE: revisiting concepts of alienation

Caroline S Jones
The paper considers Mann’s (2001) ideas in the current HE climate and concludes that barriers to student engagement could be reduced if institutions were to consider developing practice aligned to theories of alienation.   Download Barriers to Student Engagement in HE: revisiting concepts of alienation (pdf file)

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'Think Aloud' Teaching

Christopher Jones
In think aloud teaching, the tutor completes a task live in front of students, who will be privy to the thoughts and decisions of the tutor as they are spoken aloud. The tutor is seen as a knowledgeable guide who has explored certain terrain before - but not better than - the students, and is now leading them on a joint journey.   Download 'Think Aloud' Teaching (pdf file)

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Institutional Support for ESD in the Curriculum: A case study from the School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University

Hannah Matthews and Valeria Ruiz Vargas
An assessment of staff awareness and engagement with the agenda of embedding ESD within the curriculum in the School of Science and the Environment, and some recommendations for awareness raising and professional development in this area.   Download Institutional Support for ESD in the Curriculum: A case study from the School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University (pdf file)

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Global Citizenship Education – A Live Project: One Year After. Reflections of Seven Participants

Edda Sant, Chris Hanley, Jay Henry, Chris Chambers, Pura Ariza, Marta Costa and Bobbie Dutton
This article examines the possibilities of 'live projects' as a democratic approach to global citizenship education in the context of higher education.   Download Global Citizenship Education – A Live Project: One Year After. Reflections of Seven Participants (pdf file)

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Games in the Curriculum

Paul Wake and Sam Illingworth
This paper discusses the strengths of tabletop games in teaching including the creation of a 'safe space' in which to engage in discussions of complex, and at times contentious, topics, as well as addressing some unhelpful assumptions about using games.   Download Games in the Curriculum (pdf file)

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Exploring Social Identity and Group Membership Changes During Adulthood: How do they influence self-perception?

Tracey Williams
An exploration of how changes to social identity and group membership during adulthood influences self-perception. Three emerging themes are identified as; 'desire for intimacy group', 'effect of social identity' and 'Influence on self-perception'.   Download Exploring Social Identity and Group Membership Changes During Adulthood: How do they influence self-perception? (pdf file)

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Working together collaboratively and in partnership to explore ’I ❤ learning‘ creative approaches to motivate and inspire students

Marcin Wozniak, Susan Cobb, Helena Kettleborough, David Leathlean
Outcomes of a project focused on encouraging creativity in our learning support and teaching to motivate and encourage students.   Download Working together collaboratively and in partnership to explore ’I ❤ learning‘ creative approaches to motivate and inspire students (pdf file)

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