News from the SHU Transformational Learning SIG

Report from the Transformational Learning SIG 1 February 2018 The Transformational Learning Special Interest Group is an open and autonomous group of academics from all faculties. It has been meeting every six weeks to explore ideas around the theory of Transformative Learning, a concept originated by Jack Mezirow (2000) and subsequently developed by others. The…

Icebreakers

We have created a collection of icebreaker and team building activities that can be used to build group identity and motivation. Please let us know what you do to welcome students and build effective groups.

A new resource on using Object-based learning

Dr David Smith from Bioscience shares and discusses the outputs from his LEAD Associate project on Using Objects to Stimulate Learning. Object-Based Learning (OBL) is a student-centred learning approach that uses objects to facilitate deep learning. Objects may take many forms, small or large, but the method typically involves students handling or working objects at…