If I knew then what I know now: reflections on an early teaching experience

Abstract The context for this reflection was my application for HEA recognition at senior fellow level during my MA in Creative Arts Education. The author’s early experiences as a novice contextual studies lecturer, in an isolated department, are reflected upon as establishing a certain belief system around questioning assumptions of students’ needs and capabilities. Consideration …

A tale of two workshops

Whether dealing with latecomers, the prevalence of mobile devices, or the incidence of learning and language difference, approaches to facilitation can have dramatic effect on the experience and outcomes of education. Two contrasting examples are placed side-by-side in this narrative description of a hypothetical digital workshop. The first person narration takes its reader on a …