There are other fish in the sea: open-up and connect

Chrissi Nerantzi, Melita Panagiota Sidiropoulou, Harriet Dunbar-Morris, Lucy Sharp, Kirsten Farrell-Savage, Karen Heard-Laureote, Sarah Speight, Raheel Nawaz, Mohammed Ali

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    The aim of this contribution is to provide a resource for instructional designers to use with educators and students to trigger reflection on practice and identify the opportunities open education could bring to learning and teaching. It also aims to build related capacity and capabilities to make informed changes to practice where they see there would be benefits for students.

    A scaffolded and supported approach is recommended that can lead progressively to learner autonomy, peer-to-peer learning, and can help students connect with networks and communities. We first report on a study in which the team explored the perceptions of quality learning of ethnically diverse students at four universities in the United Kingdom and use some of our findings around independent learning as a trigger for this contribution and the resource we share.

    This resource aims to be a hands-on inquiry to be used in staff and student development sessions and provides activities to enable participants to open up and explore alternative ways of learning and teaching that have the potential to lead to more connected experiences and personal growth and maturity as a learner.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRethink Learning Design
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2023

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