This Co-Lab is based on four short ‘position papers’ on student engagement. Each presenter will put forward a way of thinking and/or doing student engagement they feel passionate about. Each perspective presented offers a distinctive ‘take’ on student engagement, and each presenter will talk about how this perspective has informed their practice, or how they envisage it might do so in the future. The position papers offer eclectic and innovative ways of thinking about student engagement. Some focus on the micro aspects of practice, some on the relational or ethical aspects of practice, and some offer particular theoretical ideas which can be taken up in practice. Taken together, the position papers in this Co-Lab offer a refreshing way of approaching student engagement. Participants are sure to find many ideas here which can ignite their enthusiasm for student engagement and give them practical tips for doing student engagement. Through this Co-Lab we hope to encourage ways of thinking about student engagement which provoke a reconsideration of the ‘measurement’ discourse promoted by NSS and KIS data.
Position papers and presenters are:
Stella Jones-Devitt and Catherine Arnold: Abandoning the discourse of “You said, we did”: A riposte to notions of student consumption as meaningful engagement.
Jill Lebihan: Playing with Winnicott: supporting creativity is teaching, learning and assessment.
Christine O’Leary: Students taking responsibility for their learning.
Carol Taylor: Ethics and student engagement with a little help from Aristotle and Arendt.
The Co-Lab discussant is: Manny Madriaga.
This Co-Lab is being put on by the Student Engagement Reading/ Writing group of the Higher Education Research and Scholarship Group (HERSG). For further information please contact Dr Carol Taylor C.A.Taylor@shu.ac.uk or Dr Manny Madriaga M.Madriaga@shu.ac.uk